Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated educators. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.
As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to teach and assist with a variety of programs, including guided tours, onsite programs, outreach events, birthday parties, and camps and classes. You’ll also gain valuable experience working with and managing volunteers. You’ll gain first hand experience working hands on with the animals at the park and you’ll be assigned to work encounter stations where you’ll gain customer service skills and become an excellent reader of behavior. In addition, monthly workshops will help grow your knowledge and skills. Come join the Tanganyika family and we’ll invest in your future while you help us build ours.
If you love watching guests feed lettuce to a giraffe, helping kids connect with lorikeets, encouraging kids to pet a snake for the first time, or building relationships with camp students, then you need to spend the season with us.
March 1st-November 14th 2021
Hours will vary but interns should expect to work 30 paid hours and 10 hours unpaid each week. The unpaid hours will give you extra scheduled time to work on your individual project, spend more time teaching your favorite activities, more one-on-one time with our education team, or to aid our educators on larger projects.
Limited housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing is not guaranteed.
- 18 years of age or older before the start of the internship
- Preference given to college students working towards a degree or those that have a degree in a zoo science, wildlife biology, zoology, education, or other related field
- Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
- Desire to grow as a team member, educator, and human being
- Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
- Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
- Ability to work long hours, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and everyday
- Interns are required to work with the education team to propose, design, and implement an original project utilizing the skills they will learn over the course of their internship.
Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:
- Self motivated
- Hard working
- Ability to read behavior
- Classroom management experience
- Fast learner
- Conflict resolution
Deadline January 5th, 2021