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Job Title: Education Internship Coordinator at a Zoo

Description: Work with a team of coordinators to lead and organize a group of front-line education interns that staff various animal exhibits and interactive locations throughout the zoo. Work to support the intern team and help them develop their interpretive and educational skills. Develop new educational materials to engage zoo visitors and inspire them to care for wildlife and wild places. Also work to develop materials for other zoos and wildlife centers around the world as part of institutional working partnerships.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Creative writing skills, Customer service skills, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Managing material resources, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Museum/Zoo/Aquarium, Non-Profit, Park, School, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$

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