1037 S. 183rd St. West
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is seeking highly-motivated people to fill the position of Education Intern. Tanganyika's Education Department is constantly growing, and Interns will assist current staff with various tasks and projects. Interns will help the Education Department continue to provide quality environmental education experiences for visitors of all ages.
Interns may be asked to perform any of the following functions/tasks: present guided tours and onsite education programs to school, scout, and community groups; handle a variety of small animals (with additional training) and facilitate animal encounters with the public; participate in public encounters such as "Touch and Talk" and "Wonderspot" stations; accompany Education staff to offsite functions as needed; perform administrative duties (answering phones, fielding requests for information, booking programs, etc) and aiding in curriculum development; assist with planning and preparation for special events as needed; and work closely with (including supervising) volunteers.
To complete the internship program, Interns should be available for at least six weeks. Prospective interns must have received a high school diploma or GED. Excellent public speaking and customer service skills are required. CPR and/or First Aid certification is desirable, but not required. Interns should be able to stand, sit, or walk for up to 8 hours per day. Additionally, interns should be able to bend, stoop, and lift at least 25 pounds.