General Statement of Duties
An employee in this seasonal position is responsible for general day-to-day coordination and execution of ZooCamp in addition to the general day-to-day supervision of approximately 40 or more teenage participants of the Junior Zookeeper (JZK) Program. The employee may also assist with additional activities relating to the Education Department and Special Events for the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum. This position reports directly to the Education Services Manager.
Maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to job responsibilities and accountability. Strive to anticipate work load and initiate proper acceptable direction for completion of work with minimum supervision or instruction.
Share knowledge with supervisor and staff for mutual and organizational benefit. Contribute to maintaining high morale among Zoo and Museum team members. Develop and maintain cooperative and courteous relationships with Zoo staff, Board Members, volunteers, clients and general public so as to project a positive image and maintain positive relations with Zoo and Museum supporters/guests. Tactfully and respectfully handle requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and in person in order to maintain good working relations within the Zoo and Museum. Emphasize the importance of maintaining a positive image within the Zoo and Museum.
Reports to the Education Services Manager
Must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Experience working with children, teens and/or animals preferred.
Seasonal (non-exempt) position(s).
Health and Safety
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Must submit to a criminal background check prior to employment. Must be negative on an annual TB test. Must be certified in CPR and emergency first aid.
If interested, send resume and employment application to:
Leigh Spencer - Education Services Manager
Great Plains Zoo
805 S. Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Position open until filled.