Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s Education Department is seeking highly self-motivated individuals to fill the position of Education Intern during the 2019 Season. Education Interns will assist Education Department staff in a variety of ways, detailed below. This Internship program is perfect for current students (or recent graduates) in multiple programs of study such as Education, Zoology, Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Zoo Science, or a similarly related field. At this time, the Education Intern position is unpaid.
- Specific dates are negotiable, but Interns must be available for at least 6 weeks.
- The number of hours required per week will vary, but Interns should expect to work at least 20 hours per week, including weekends and some holidays.
- High school diploma or GED is required, college coursework in life sciences, education, or a related field is highly preferred.
- CPR and/or First Aid certification is desirable, but not required.
- Excellent public speaking and customer service skills are required.
- Interns must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Interns should be able to stand, sit, or walk for up to 8 hours per day.
- Interns should be able to bend, stoop, and lift at least 25 pounds when necessary.
Duties May Include:
- Primary responsibilities include:
- Presenting Guided Tours to school groups, scout troops, and other community groups.
- Assisting staff with presentation of onsite education programs to school, scout, and community groups.
- With additional training, handle a variety of small animals and facilitate encounters between animals and the public during education programs or other encounters.
- Participating in public encounters such as “Touch and Talk” and “Wonderspot” stations.
- Other responsibilities include:
- Accompanying Education Department Staff to offsite programs and other educational functions as needed.
- Performing administrative duties (answering phone calls, booking education programs and birthday parties, fielding requests for information, etc) and aiding in curriculum development as needed.
- Working closely with volunteers during programs and other education activities.
- Assist with preparation for special events as needed.
- Occasionally supervising volunteers, both during education activities and at interactive exhibits.