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Conservation Education Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


Education Internships - Summer 2019

Help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals and conservation in our 2019 Zoo Summer Camps and learn to supervise high school volunteers. Develop child management techniques and interactive teaching strategies; also have an opportunity to apply to team teach a class. Interns are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program.

Deadline passed for summer 2019

The deadline has already passed for Education internships for Summer 2019.  If you are interested in applying for the Summer 2020 Education internships, view our website in November 2019 for updated information.

For internship details and cover letter/resume due dates please click here.

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Learn more by checking out a video about our Education Internships and articles highlighting some of our amazing interns.


Part Time Instructor Positions

Zoo ClassesJoin our team of educators and volunteers in the Zoological Society Conservation Education Department at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Our engaging education programs are designed to support the development of environmental and scientific knowledge through developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning.

Why we love teaching at the Zoo

Weekday - School Instructor (part-time)

Teach weekday K3-8th grade school programs at the Zoo and outreach at the schools from September 2019 through May 2020. This position will focus more heavily on K3-3rd grade programs. Teach 2-5 days per week based on school bookings (guaranteed 60 hours per month regardless of bookings). Seeking candidates who are interested in returning every September – May (continued employment based on performance and interest). Summer weekday and/or weekend positions may be open based on availability – positions given to current employees first.

To learn more about the position details and requirements click here.
Apply for the school instructor position

Weekend - 2 year old w/ adult Instructor (part-time)

One position is currently available to teach 2-year-old (with adult) Zoo Classes on select Saturdays and/or Sundays. Instructors attend training and shadow each class topic prior to teaching in their first year. Seeking candidates who are interested in returning every September – May (continued employment based on performance and interest). Summer 2020 weekday and/or weekend positions may be open based on availability.

To learn more about the position details and requirements click here.
Apply for the 2 year old w/ adult instructor position