Animal Adventure Park is a ZAA accredited interactive educational zoological facility that is open May – December, with peak season and standard operations being May – October.
Throughout this time during the year, our park becomes a booming hub of action, interaction, and education - with guests visiting from all corners of the world.
Animal Adventure Park prides itself on providing our guests with educational experiences through animal interactions. With this approach, our guests are not merely visiting our facility, they become involved in our facility, by being allowed the opportunity to remain up close and personal with our animal ambassadors.
This season Animal Adventure Park would like to extend our reach beyond educating our guests, and provide educational experiences to students who have a deep interest in becoming zoo professionals. Our facility would like to open its doors to outstanding upcoming professionals that share in our passion for animals, as well as our passion for educating our guests.
We would like to begin our season offering fifteen openings for professional internships with four main rotations all interns can expect to take part in:
Experience you can expect to gain while interning:
Learning safety procedures, diet preparation/nutrition, animal management, behavioral observation, enrichment techniques/implementation, record keeping, and assisting with exhibit maintenance.
Interns will also be educated on proper delivery of formal and informal public presentations that keep guests interested, engaged, and intrigued by animals and the message being delivered. Providing our guests with a deeper connection to our animals, results in interest in their wild counterparts and conservation efforts. This will be a large part of your internships at our facility; guest experience and involvement is one of our top priorities.
Each intern will be expected to perform daily keeper chats throughout the zoo during their internship. As well as make an approved enrichment item for an animal of their choosing. You will have the opportunity to work hands on with our keepers and side by side with management staff to learn training and enrichment techniques, and many other “tricks of the trade.”
Interns will be expected to:
- Maintain a safe environment for both animals and guests, maintain clean and sanitary work areas, and keeper spaces.
-Adhere to all Animal Adventure Park rules, policies, and procedures, and function as an integral team member of the department and park.
While on site for work each intern will approach guests in a confident and friendly manner, while spreading the mission of Animal Adventure Park, enriching their experience with knowledge of the park and our animals.
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All qualified applicants; please submit a resume and cover letter to be reviewed by park managements and ownership for consideration.
Please have all resumes submitted by April 1st.
Send to Curator of Parks: Erin Sarandis firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a candidate for our internship program you will be contacted for an interview.
Thank You for taking an interest in joining our team.
We look forward to working with you in our 2023 season!