|DEPARTMENT: Visitor Engagement
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is seeking enthusiastic people with a love of wildlife and people to join our 2017 team!
Eco-Explorers are an integral part of the Zoo’s visitor experience and interpretive programs. Effective public speaking and ability to initiate play with children of all ages are essential functions of the job. Staff members will perform both formal and informal programs about wildlife and conservation topics. Eco-Explorers engage Zoo guests on a daily basis at animal training demonstrations, Giraffe feeding experiences and help diverse audiences connect to the animals they see during their Zoo visit. Employees will develop and facilitate formal programs.
Both bio-facts (animal artifacts) and live animals will be used in programs. Training is provided for necessary animal handling. Eco-Explorers must have the ability to acquire a working knowledge of plants, animals, conservation, and interpretive techniques. Additionally, Eco-Explorers must be customer service oriented and demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm when interacting with Zoo guests, co-workers, and volunteers.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have at least one year of college. Interested applicants should understand the role of zoos in the worldwide conservation movement and their value in protecting wildlife and wild lands.
Applicants must be able to work a varying schedule including weekdays, weekends, holidays, evenings some overnights and in all weather conditions May – September. This job also requires being out on grounds and standing for long periods of time.
Verification of a current, negative tuberculosis and drug test is a pre-employment qualification for this position. Criminal background checks will be conducted.