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Riverside Discovery Center

Education Internship

Riverside Discovery Center is an AZA accredited zoo located in the Nebraska panhandle, and serves as one of the largest non-formal educators in the region, reaching over 30,000 students and families each year. Our mission is to inspire awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation. This internship will assist with multiple summer educational camps, programs, outreach opportunities, shows and events.
The Education Internship at Riverside Discovery Center will provide the potential intern with practical learning practice and expertise of informal conservation and environmental education in a zoological setting. Intern tasks and include the following and more:
   » Interns will be trained in the husbandry and handling of all education animals, including reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates.
   » Perform educational animal encounters and outreach with the public while promoting environmental consciousness and wildlife conservation.
   » Assist the Education Curator in the supervision and instruction of summer camp participants, and lead camp activities as requested.
   » Assist Education Curator in the everyday and weekly set-up, clean-up, and facilitation of each program.
   » Assist in the coordination and facilitation of special events at the zoo.
   » Design and implement education projects, activities and games for summer camps and programs.
   » Present to the public during RDC's Rowdy Reptile Stage Show.

practice Required

1.Applicant must be enrolled in college or already have graduated2.Have excellent communication expertise and enjoy working with all ages, especially children3.Demonstrated interest in working with children, zoo visitors and animals4.Must be self-motivated, energetic, creative, adaptable and have the capability to work in a team environment5.Preference will be given to those with a strong natural history background and those who are passionate about environmental outreach and education6.A driver's license is required, and you must pass a background check7. Must have a negative TB test within last year and be DBT vaccinated within last 9 years8. Must provide proof of health insurance, whether your own or parent/guardian9. Must be in good physical condition - able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, climb, and lift at least 75 pounds

Further Comments

This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their college. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.We are not able to provide housing at this time but will do our best to help you find affordable housing in the area.Start date is flexible.This is a 40 hour a week, 10 week position and is expected to work on some holidays and weekends.

How to submit the application:

To apply please send a resume, cover letter and three references to Education Curator Alexandra Henwood. Education@riversidediscoverycenter.org .
Riverside Discovery Center
1600 S. Beltline Highway W. Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-2233
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Post Date: 04/16/2018 / Viewed 14 times
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Contact Email: Education@riversidediscoverycenter.org


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