Employment/Internship Opportunities


We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


High School Assistant Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2015

Are you 15-18 years old and interested in education, biological science or simply volunteering in your community? The Zoological Society’s Conservation Education Department is looking for high school students to volunteer in our 2015 Summer Camps program. Selected students will spend two consecutive weeks assisting with children’s activities, Zoo tours and camp preparation.

This opportunity is open to Zoological Society members as well as non-members. Applications can be downloaded below OR to request an application and receive interview and training information, call Christopher Uitz at 414-258-5058, ext. 428. Application deadline: April 1, 2015.

Click here for requirements and more details about this volunteer opportunity.

High School Assistant Volunteer Application
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The above application is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded here.
 
For any questions or additional information, please contact Christopher Uitz at 414-258-5058, ext. 428, or at chrisu@zoosociety.org.


Special Event Internship - Summer 2015

Where: Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee County Zoo Grounds, 10005 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383)
Hours
: 25-30 hours per week
Pay Rate:
$9 per hour
Start date
: Late May 2015
End Date: Late September 2015 (date flexible)
Application deadline: March 13, 2015

Restrictions

  • Students finishing their first year of college as of May/June 2015 are not eligible to apply.
  • Rising juniors or above preferred.
  • Recent graduates are not eligible for this program.

Qualifications

  • Desire to learn more about special event planning.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as well as a willingness to learn other software programs.
  • Candidates must have a car and be willing to work additional hours on nights and weekends for special events.

This internship program will begin in late May and end in late September to coincide with our summer event season.

Job Description

The special event intern assists in planning four major events throughout the summer. The largest of these is Zoo Ball (June 27).  For this event, the intern will assist in a variety of tasks including auction preparation and organization, registration and helping with set-up and take-down. The intern will help organize an auction for our annual golf outing (July 27), assist with preparation and event-day logistics for our overnight camping event (Aug. 12-Aug. 15), and work to increase attendance by recruiting corporate teams and individuals for our bike ride (Sept. 13). The intern is expected to work at all four of the events.

Questions? Contact Monique at specialevents@zoosociety.org or 414-258-2333 ext. 216.

To apply, please forward a resume, as well as a cover letter or description of why you are interested in this position to specialevents@zoosociety.org and include “Special Events Intern” in the subject line.


Membership Assistant/Guest Services

Where: Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee County Zoo Grounds, 10005 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383.
Hours:
15-25 hours per week
Pay Rate:
$9 per hour
Application deadline: March 20, 2015

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as well as a willingness to learn other software programs.
  • Enjoy dealing with people.
  • Cash handling and customer service experience required.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends, evening special events, and holidays.

Job Description

This is a part-time position for a person with strong customer service and clerical skills in our membership office, guest services, and west entrance office (summer hours only). This position will interface with the public and our members both over the phone and in-person answering zoo-goer questions and selling a variety of items including our yearly Zoo Pass memberships. Candidates must be available to work more hours during late spring and summer.

Questions? Contact Cindy at cynthiag@zoosociety.org or 414-258-2333 ext. 209.

To apply, please forward a resume, as well as a cover letter or description of why you are interested in this position to cynthiag@zoosociety.org.


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