The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

Job Title: Summer Education Programs Intern: Elementary Education

Department: Education

Exemption: Non-exempt

Reports to: Education Programs Coordinators

Description Summary:

The Education Engagement department is enthusiastically seeking an intern to assist with our summer education programming!

Under the supervision of the Education Programs Coordinators, the Education Programs Intern will support the full range of activities required to facilitate revenue-based zoo education programs. During the summer season, our primary program is ZooCamp. ZooCamp is the place for budding naturalists to have some wild fun while exploring the natural world. ZooCampers will be enthralled by special activities, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes experiences, and animal encounters that can only be found at The Living Desert. Summer ZooCamp runs from June through mid-August. Start date is somewhat flexible but preferably by mid-May.

In addition, all staff are responsible for maintaining a safe, healthy, clean, and attractive zoo environment and providing courteous assistance to participants and guests.

The ideal candidates will possess excellent writing, communication, research, organization, and time management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Specific Skills:


Equipment Used: PC computer, general office equipment, telephone, 2-way radio, electric and gas cart, golf vehicles, digital cameras, scanner, audio-visual equipment


Conditions of Work:

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, outdoor hiking, camping, some lifting to 40 lbs.

DISCOMFORT/RISKS: Occasional exposure to the extremes of the desert environment, i.e. heat and aridity

HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK: Holiday, evening and weekend work may be required

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should apply via our website:

About The Living Desert:

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation. It is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.


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