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Conservation Education Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:

College Internship Opportunities

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department provides paid internship opportunities for current college students or recent graduates as part of our summer enrichment (Zoo Camp) programs. Interns help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals, and conservation through interactive teaching strategies. Internship positions are open to any major of study for those passionate about education, conservation, wildlife, natural resources and/or social sciences.

We are not accepting internship applications for summer 2021. An updated job description and application for next summer will be posted spring of 2022! Please wait for the posting for more details and information. We are not able to intake intern inquiries, applications or questions at this time.

Seasonal Instructor Opportunities

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department is hiring part-time seasonal instructors for summer 2021.  These positions support educational programming within the department by providing engaging educational experiences about science, animals, and conservation to children.

Successful candidates will effectively interpret and implement summer enrichment curriculum, set-up and prepare classroom spaces and collaborate closely with the conservation education team. We are looking for an accountable and adaptable individual, whose goal it is to inspire and empower members of our community to take conservation action.

At this time, we are looking for candidates who have early childhood teaching experience and interest in supporting our classes for children from infancy to age 3. We are no longer in need of candidates who only have elementary or middle school teaching experience.

Review the Part-Time Seasonal Instructor Position here.

To apply, click here.

Technical Supervisor,
Kohl’s Wild Theater

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is seeking a Technical Supervisor to join our Kohl’s Wild Theater program.  The Technical Supervisor will coordinate all production and technical elements and maintain show quality for our theater program within Conservation Education.  This is a full-time position reporting to the Manager, Artistic Direction, working in support of the Society’s mission to educate people about the importance of wildlife and animals and support the Milwaukee County Zoo (MCZ), and the Conservation Education department’s vision to inspire and empower all members of our community to take conservation action.


  • Oversee all technical components for KWT shows, including performance cues, tech lists, final staging/choreography, run times, and van packs and scheduling logistics to ensure high quality experience.
  • Oversee purchasing, inventory and maintenance of show props, puppets, sets, costumes, computers, microphones, technical equipment, vehicles, signage, and other materials. Ensure system for tracking and storing materials is put into place.
  • Manage all production contracts, including outside production shop, independent designers and artisans in coordination with the Company Supervisor.
  • Manage and maintain the KWT production budget under the supervision of the Manager, Artistic Direction.
  • Design and fabricate costumes, props, sets, or puppets (depending on skillset) for KWT shows.
  • Provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians throughout the production process.
  • Manage KWT productions, both on-site at the Milwaukee County Zoo and throughout southeast Wisconsin (within a one-hour radius of the Zoo). Stage management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Upholding show quality while maintaining a safe environment for staff and audiences both on-site and at performance venues.
    • Driving performance teams to/from venues.
    • Assisting with load-in/out and stage set-up.
    • Operating sound equipment during performances and running Q-Lab software (audio and video).
    • Completing daily performance reports.
  • In coordination with other KWT staff, produce developmentally appropriate shows that successfully communicate conservation messaging in an effective and compelling manner. Direct, design and write as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education (formal, informal, environmental, etc.) or related field (e.g., theater arts, conservation, wildlife biology, zoology, etc.).
  • One year of experience in professional production or stage management experience.
  • Professional or educational experience in theatrical design and fabrication (costumes, set, puppets, props, etc.)
  • Experience with a touring theater company a plus.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Q-lab software (both audio and video), OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) or SCS (Show Cue System).
  • Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills; Spanish or second language fluency a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency in additional collaboration platforms and/or resource scheduling tools preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and adequate car insurance with the ability to frequently travel to program sites, meetings and professional opportunities (with occasional out-of-town and overnight commitments).
  • Ability to become CPR/1st Aid certified within 6 months of employment; annual recertification required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours based upon performance requirements, including occasional weekend, late afternoon, and/or pre-designated holiday hours.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Zach Woods at zacharyw@zoosociety.org.

High School Assistant Volunteer Opportunities

While the quality of our programming remains the same, the quantities of our services and programs are different as we emerge from this pandemic. We are unable to run the high school assistant program this summer. We hope and anticipate that as the pandemic continues to subside, more of our typical services and programs will return. Until then, we appreciate your understanding.

If you have interest in getting involved during summer 2022, please follow this link to be added to the interest list.