Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is visited by more than 2 million people each year. Como’s mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of plants and animals. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of education programs for all ages. College credit is preferred but optional.
· Assist with Como’s grant funded programs, including creating and leading stations and training and supporting volunteers.
· Assist education staff with the facilitation, preparation and evaluation of Como education programs, including school and group programs, library programs, etc.
· Encourage visitors of all ages to learn about the zoo and conservatory, its exhibits/displays, the relationships between plants, animals, and humans through interactive learning.
· Promote the interest of plants, animals and humans through interactive learning.
· Work independently and collaboratively with others.
- Demonstrate safe, professional and respectful and behavior in all work areas
- Follow established policies and procedures while on duty and within Como Campus
- Address issues and concerns in a timely and professional manner
- Work pre-arranged shift
- Be willing to work weekends and holidays, as required
- Give advanced notice for shift changes
- Fulfill all training requirements and provide feedback
- Be in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in environmental education, biology, education, or a related field.
- Experience working with children, particularly preschool and K-6.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and high quality work.
- Demonstrate ability to work with people of all ages, abilities, and cultures.
- Understand and follow required Como Campus policies and procedures.
- Actively work to gain an understanding of the Como plant and animal collections.
- 15-20 hours per week; some weekend or evening hours possible