Destination
San Diego Zoo/San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Job Code
00000
Shift
Any
Category
Operations
Average Hours per Week
VARIES
Employment Status
Without Benefits

COLLEGE RELATIONS Summer Program 2018 - Hospitality-Guest Services/Operations/Education/Safari Experiences - San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

 

Job Description:

JAMBO!

It all began with a ROAR 100 years ago!

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization’s vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin an adventure with a summer position with San Diego Zoo Global. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills, and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!


Mission: San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

Vision: We will lead the fight against extinction.


Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?

The San Diego Zoo College Relations Program was established in 2007.  This program offers college students, or recent graduates, an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on work experience within a variety of fields in our non-profit organization.  Participants work shoulder to shoulder with full time regular and seasonal employees in one of a variety of departments.  Participants are also provided classes and activities throughout the summer that gives them an inside look at our animal and plant collections and the global conservation work conducted by San Diego Zoo Global.   


TRAVEL ITINERARY:

Destination – San Diego Zoo / San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Duration of your adventure – Summer 2018 – Twelve Week Program


There will be two sessions:

Session 1 -

May 21th through August 12th

Session 2 -

June 18th through September 10th

Attire while on adventure-
The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty. Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing. Hair must be near and professional. 

Amenities -  A variety of summer College Relations positions are available at both the San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park – near downtown San Diego as well at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located 30 miles North of the San Diego Zoo in Escondido, CA. This adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants and Summer Fellowships).

Pay Rate – Most of these opportunities are paid and the rate will vary, depending on the final position of the College Student. The minimum rate of pay is $11.50 per hour. 

Requirements for this adventure include:

If offered one of these opportunities, you must be able to provide proof of citizenship or the legal right to work in the U.S. All employment is contingent upon passing a drug test.  Some employment is contingent upon passing pre-placement personal abilities testing, fingerprinting (for those hired in Education), and a good driving record for some specific job classifications.

Internship Opportunities:
Most of the positions available through the College Relations Summer Internship Program are within, but not limited to:

Guest Services departments:

  • Retail Operations (Food Service and Merchandising) Zoo and Safari Park
    • Food Service Clerk
    • Merchandising Clerk
  • Wardrobe – Zoo and Safari Park
  • Admissions
    • Ticket Seller – Safari Park

Guest Connections:

  • Guest Ambassadors - Zoo
  • Guest Relations – Safari Park

Safari Experiences - Safari Park only:

  • Tours
  • Program Aides
  • Camp Aides

Guest Experiences - San Diego Zoo only:

  • Skyfari - Tour Operator
  • Bus Tour Operator

Education - Zoo and Safari Park - Summer Camp Programs:

  • Education Program Aide

Buildings and Grounds - Zoo and Safari Park:

  • Buildings and Grounds Attendant

Horticulture - San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park 


Participation and attendance includes:

Summer College Relations participants fill a specific position within a San Diego Zoo department as well as participate in classes and events in order to learn about San Diego Zoo Global and its global conservation efforts. We strive to give a well-rounded experience during this Internship Program.  This summer experience will help you to gain insight and appreciation for the various components of San Diego Zoo Global and is a GREAT resume builder.

If selected for the May 21th start date, for a position at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you will be required to be available Monday and/or Tuesday May 21 and May 22 to sign paperwork, complete testing, and get an ID card. Orientation will take place Wednesday May 23, 2018.



If selected for the June 18th start date, for a position at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you will be required to be available Monday and/or Tuesday June 18 and 19 to sign paperwork, complete testing, and get an ID card. Orientation will take place Wednesday June 20th, 2018.


Availability – Interns must be available any of the seven days of the week.  Nights, weekends and holidays will be required. The hours and schedules may vary from week to week. You will be expected to stay through the agreed length of time that was stated in your offer letter.


When applying on-line, please include your resume.

Deadline to submit request of application for adventure:

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

Applications must be submitted online by 9:30 pm Pacific Time

**San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS AN
EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE

Qualifications are listed above

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions vary with the assigned duties.