People are always asking me about my job at the Zoo. Working in the Education Department, I tell people I have the best of both worlds. I get to work with people AND animals!
Best of all, I get to share our amazing animals with our visitors and teach them about the value of the natural world – every day is a rewarding adventure. People often ask what type of background you need to work in a Zoo. For the Education Department, it is best to have a degree in education or natural sciences, and experience working with children is a must. You also need to be comfortable around animals, but even more importantly, comfortable with people. So if you love animals and communicating with people, consider a job with the Education Department at the Zoo – we would love to have you on our team.
Right now we are hiring for our Educator 1 positions. These individuals host birthday parties, overnights, and even ZooMobile programs. It really is a wild job, and there is never a dull moment. Applications are due November 1, 2014. Click here for more information.
- Emily Coon-Frisch, Manager of Program Development