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Indianapolis Zoo

Seasonal Interpreter

Personal passion about advancing animal conservation, both locally and globally, is a primary job responsibility of every employee at the Indianapolis Zoo.  It is the heart of who we are, and a core value of our employees.  Nationally accredited as a zoo, a botanical garden, and an aquarium, the Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader in animal conservation, a top tourist destination in the Midwest, and is located in Indy’s vibrant downtown. 

 

From May through September, our seasonal Interpreters facilitate various on-grounds experiences for the Zoo’s Education Department. This includes monitoring and interpreting at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, presenting public chats, feed demonstrations, dolphin shows, and acting as a roving interpreter between scheduled programs.

 

Seasonal Interpreters typically work up to 32 hours per week.  The hourly pay for this role is $10.00 per hour. The work schedule will vary, and will include holidays.  Daily shifts can vary with programming and attendance throughout the year.  Working on holidays and week-ends is required.

 

The successful candidate will possess:

 

  • Extraordinary aptitude for dealing with people and excellent public speaking skills
  • Formal or informal educational institution experience (teaching) preferred.    
  • Ability to quickly learn interpretive techniques. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas in an engaging verbal manner. 
  • Electronic media/technology, computer and word processing abilities
  • Prior experience working with the public, especially children preferred
  • Experience in public speaking or theater/performing arts is preferred. 
  • A personal commitment to conservation
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to assess situations, use good procedure/judgment and follow through. 

 

 

Requirements include:

  • High school diploma/G.E.D.  Post-secondary education preferred.
  • Ability to work required scheduled hours, including Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays.
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outside in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.

 

 

ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application:  http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/contact/employment-and-volunteers/zoo-staff-employment .  Cover letters and resumes may be attached to your completed on-line application.

 

In the “Position Desired” section on the on-line application, please enter, “Seasonal Interpreter ”.

 

 

To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari.

Application deadline is March 12, 2017.

 

Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing, criminal history checks, and required training is a condition of employment.

 

The Indianapolis Zoo is a Drug Free/Smoke Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Salary

10.00

How to Apply

http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/contact/employment-and-volunteers/zoo-staff-employment

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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