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Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


High School Assistant Volunteer Opportunities

Are you 14-18 years old and interested in science, animals, working with kids, or simply volunteering in your community? The Zoological Society’s Conservation Education Department provides opportunities for high school students to volunteer in our Summer Zoo Camps. Selected students spend two consecutive weeks assisting with camp activities, Zoo tours and general prep with the guidance of a college mentor. For questions, please email anas@zoosociety.org.


Conservation Education College Internship Opportunities

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department is pleased to provide paid internship opportunities for current college students or recent graduates as part of our summer enrichment (Zoo Camp) programs. Interns hired will help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals, and conservation through interactive teaching strategies.

Successful candidates will assist instructors in classroom educational activities and lead Zoo tours, supervise and evaluate high school assistants (volunteers), prepare classroom materials, and other duties related to Zoo Camp as assigned. Interns will receive ongoing training and professional mentoring from Society Conservation Education staff. Internship positions are open to any major of study for those passionate about education, conservation, wildlife, natural resources, and/or social sciences. For questions, please email ashleys@zoosociety.org.


Public Relations Intern

Are you a good storyteller who cares about animals and conservation? The Zoological Society of Milwaukee – a private nonprofit supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo – is looking for a student who is creative, motivated and detail-oriented for a paid summer internship in its public relations/publications department. Duties include creating social media posts, taking Web-quality photos and videos, assisting professional photographers, drafting press releases and writing the Society’s monthly e-newsletter. Hours would be somewhat flexible with an average of 20 hours per week. Occasional nights and weekends required. The internship runs late Mary or early June through August.

Intern must be a college sophomore, junior or senior or a recent graduate. This would be a good position for a student majoring in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar subject. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Stacy Vogel Davis at stacyv@zoosociety.org. Tell us why you want to work in a zoo setting and what makes you a strong candidate. You are encouraged to submit work or class samples such as articles, press releases or social media posts. Application deadline is March 19.

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is a private nonprofit with a mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Learn more about us at Facebook.com/ZooPass, Twitter.com/ZooSocietyMke and Instagram.com/ZooSocietyMke.


Early Childhood Instructor Opportunity

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department is hiring a part-time Early Childhood Instructor. The position supports early childhood (0-5 year-old) educational programming within the department by providing engaging educational experiences about science, animals, and conservation to children with the intent to foster an emotional connection to the natural world around them.

Successful candidates will effectively interpret and implement curriculum, set-up and prepare classroom spaces and collaborate closely with full time educators to reflect on and innovate curricula for respective age groups. 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. For questions, please email yvonnes@zoosociety.org.


RFP for Zoological Society of Milwaukee Strategic Plan

The Society’s Board of Directors has authorized the Society’s CEO, Jodi Gibson, to explore the build-out of a strategic plan for the Society, in collaboration with the Milwaukee County Zoo. As a result, the Society seeks a comprehensive, robust, and ambitious strategic plan and process facilitated by a firm experienced in both. Please respond to this RFP no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00pm (central time). Specific instructions for submission are included in the document.


For high-school volunteer summer opportunities, click here.