Animal Assistant

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The Drawing Zoo
Chatsworth Ave
Reisterstown, MD
Posted: July 21 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Drawing Zoo's mission is to build respect for animals and an appreciation for art through life drawing classes combined with animal education. Our multi-sensory sessions typically involve 3 to 4 unique animals in 3 or 6 hour blocks at your school.

The Drawing Zoo offers three programs that meet Common Core Standards in Art, Science, and Literature. Public schools in Baltimore City may get their visit funded by Arts Every Day.

Responsibilities


Internship Responsibilities
Our interns' duties are split into 3 categories: Animal Care, Assisting in Class, and Building Portfolio.

On a day that we have a class, the intern assists transporting the animals, keeping the animals comfortable, answers student questions.

On a day that we are not scheduled for a class, the interns spend half their day cleaning cages, water/food bowls etc. feeding, bathing and playing with the animals. The second half of the day is spend drawing, painting, photographing the animals and building their portfolio. We will assign custom portfolio projects at the start of the internship.

Requirements

The perfect intern is someone looking to blend their passions for art and animals into one experience.

Our team members are polite, punctual and open minded. It is preferred that interns have a background in art and/or animal husbandry.

For logistical reasons, our interns must have a reliable form of transportation, communication and laptop with software.

Skills

Required - Art, Driving License, Animal Care
Preferred - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Animal Handling

How To Apply

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