Apply for a Job in Education

HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!

The WCS Education Department works across our Zoos & Aquarium. We inspire a diverse and inclusive movement of conservation advocates by sparking connections with animals and nature, improving scientific literacy through hands-on investigation, and engaging constituents in stewardship and action to conserve wildlife and wild places.

Consider applying for a job in the education department if...

  • You are excited to learn about wildlife conservation and interested in sharing that excitement with visitors.
  • You have some experience working with children in an informal or formal setting.
  • You are dependable, flexible, and able to work on a team.
  • You are interested in having the opportunity to mentor youth that will work alongside you.
  • You are available for the full season specified for each position.

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Conservation Camp Counselor

Approximate number of positions available: 35

You are enthusiastic, committed, and enjoy working as a part of a team. As a Conservation Camp Counselor, you will work together with full-time staff to oversee WCS Zoos & Aquarium summer camp participants ranging in age from Pre-K to High School. You will teach exciting science content, welcome campers with diverse interests, abilities, and backgrounds, and maintain a lively learning environment. Bronx Zoo Counselors only will also mentor Counselors-in-Training.

The deadline for Education Department seasonal positions has passed and we are not currently accepting applications for this position at any of the WCS Zoos & Aquarium. Complete our interest form to be notified when registration for the annual WCS Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo (J.I.V.E.) opens, as well as, when Education positions reopen.

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Nature Trek Play Leader

Approximate number of positions available: 8

You are energetic, reliable, and enjoy spending time outdoors in nature. As a Nature Trek Play Leader, you will model outdoor play, and participate in parallel play, with children, families, and school groups throughout the Bronx Zoo's Nature Trek exhibit in all weather conditions. You will provide visitors with a memorable experience by demonstrating the best possible customer service at all times.

The deadline for Education Department seasonal positions has passed and we are not currently accepting applications for this position at any of the WCS Zoos & Aquarium. Complete our interest form to be notified when registration for the annual WCS Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo (J.I.V.E.) opens, as well as, when Education positions reopen.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Advanced Quest Leader and Quest Leader

Approximate Number of Positions Available: 20

You want to share your love of conservation with WCS Zoos & Aquarium visitors of all ages. As a Quest Leader, you will engage visitors at interactive, hands-on Quest stations throughout the zoo or aquarium. You will create experiences to help visitors make connections between animal exhibits, wildlife conservation, and their daily lives by demonstrating science-based concepts with various props and educational tools, as well as facilitate play-based learning experiences. Advanced Quest Leaders work a longer season and will also have the additional responsibility of mentoring and guiding Quest Leaders and Discovery Guide volunteers.

The deadline for Education Department seasonal positions has passed and we are not currently accepting applications for this position at any of the WCS Zoos & Aquarium. Complete our interest form to be notified when registration for the annual WCS Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo (J.I.V.E.) opens, as well as, when Education positions reopen.

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Youth Engagement Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator

Approximate Number of Positions Available: 5 (2 at Bronx Zoo; 1 at other sites)

You are a self-motivated leader and enjoy working with youth ages 14-24. In this role, you will engage, mentor, and oversee over a hundred youth volunteering in the Discovery Guide program. At BZ and NYA you will also help to oversee seasonal staff. You will help create a welcoming and collaborative environment, prepare and assist in the delivery of youth leadership training, teach science content, and expose youth to various STEM and conservation career opportunities

The deadline for Education Department seasonal positions has passed and we are not currently accepting applications for this position at any of the WCS Zoos & Aquarium. Complete our interest form to be notified when registration for the annual WCS Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo (J.I.V.E.) opens, as well as, when Education positions reopen.

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The Education Department periodically has additional exciting opportunities available. Click here to find a full list of WCS opportunities.



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