The Palm Beach Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
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Admissions clerks are the face of the Zoo! They deal with guests entering the Zoo and handle ticket sales, information questions, membership sales, carousel operations, and parking lot assistance. READ MORE >>
The Palm Beach Zoo is currently seeking both Full and Part Time Custodial and Grounds Keeping staff members to join our Visitor Services Team. Duties will include but are not limited to: keeping grounds clean and free of debris; cleaning of pathways, decks, and stage areas on a daily basis; emptying all refuse and recycling receptacles as required; regular cleaning of restrooms, including floors, countertops, lavatories, mirrors etc.; keeping bathrooms stocked with items such as soaps, paper products, etc.; special projects as assigned. READ MORE >>
Qualified candidates must be licensed and have experience reading and understanding blueprints and schematics, pulling wires, using electrical and hand tools to bend conduit, installing fixture, making-up temp and permanent power panels and troubleshooting electrical components. Must know state and local building codes. READ MORE >>
Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of experience. He/she will be responsible to assist with monitoring, maintaining, repairing and carrying out the maintenance programs on the HVAC equipment, refrigeration, pumps, plumbing, filtration systems, kitchen equipment, lighting and other general maintenance. He/she will work from drawings, sketches, specifications, verbal instructions with little or no supervision. READ MORE >>
Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of experience. He/she will be capable of layout, fabricating, installing and repairing all types of carpentry work of a high quality for the maintenance, construction, and repair of all animal enclosures, buildings, fencing, etc. He/she will work from drawings, sketches, specifications, verbal instructions with little or no supervision. READ MORE >>
This full-time position is filled by a horticulturist working with the botanical collection of the Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches. Along with basic gardening responsibilities, the development of and participation in programs that benefit the botanical collection and enhancement of visitor experience are required. READ MORE >>
The Tropics Café is looking for high energy, enthusiastic, not-afraid-of-hard work employees! Positions are currently available for servers, line cooks, concessions window, dishwasher, hostess, weekend fountain shops, and more! Requirements: Availability to work weekends and some nights/holidays is a must. Previous restaurant and customer service experience are a plus. READ MORE >>
Wildlife Trading Company, the premier Retail Outsource Partner for zoos, aquariums, and science centers across the US, is seeking energetic, customer focused employees for its gift shop operation in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Palm Beach Zoo. READ MORE >>
The Zoo has a wonderful opportunity for the right individual. We are seeking a highly motivated, high energy, financial professional with strong analytical skills to assist the CFO in managing the financial operations of the Zoo. The successful candidate will have an accounting degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a fast-paced environment. Must be operationally minded and bring a strong work ethic. Strong computer skills are required. READ MORE >>
Marketing Internship (Unpaid)
The Palm Beach Zoo has internship opportunities available for undergraduate level students that are interested in gaining experience in the fields of marketing, advertising, and event planning. Interns will participate in the following:
Requirements: All applicants must be pursuing a degree in the areas of business, marketing, communications, recreation, or a related field and must commit to a minimum of 360 hours of work over a 15 week period as well as be able to work outdoors in a typical Florida climate and lift up to 50lbs. This internship opportunity is unpaid and no housing is provided. All interns must be able to work nights and weekends as needed, no major holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter) are required. Computer experience including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point is a must. Due to potential exposure to non-human primates, all applicants regardless of placement must present proof of a negative TB test administered within the past year.
To Apply: Complete the volunteer/internship application and send it, as well as a resume, cover letter, cover letter identifying internship area of interest, proof of college enrollment (or degree if just graduated), and two samples of writing as well as proof of a negative TB test to Claudia Harden, Marketing Manager. Mail: Marketing Internship Program, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33405, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: (561) 585-6085. No phone calls please.
Media Relations Internship (Unpaid)
Do you like animals? Do you like talking about animals? Have you ever thought about working for broadcast TV news? If you answer “Yes!” to these questions, then look no further! The Palm Beach Zoo is proud to offer an internship in our Media and Public Relations Department. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Media Relations Manager, who has more than eight years’ experience as an anchor and reporter.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
The opportunities are endless at the Palm Beach Zoo!
To Apply: Complete the volunteer/internship application and send it, as well as a resume, cover letter identifying internship area of interest, proof of college enrollment (or degree if just graduated) to Joe Landmichl, Volunteer & Docent Manager. Mail: Media and Public Relations Internship Program, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33405, Email: email@example.com. Fax: 561-585-6085.
Animal Care Internships (Unpaid)
Animal Care interns will work side-by-side with professional animal care staff providing daily husbandry, enrichment, record keeping, exhibit maintenance, and diet preparation for the zoo's animal collection. Interns will learn the fundamentals of operant conditioning and how it is used for husbandry training purposes. Interns will also provide interpretive talks for zoo visitors, focusing on natural history and conservation education. Conservation Ambassador Animals interns will learn about animal training techniques used for visitor education and will assist with our "Wings Over Water" show and our "Wild Things" show. All applicants must commit to a minimum of 360 hours of work over a 15 week period and must be able to work outdoors in typical Florida climate and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. All applicants must be able to provide proof of a negative TB test and proof of current college enrollment or of college graduation no more than six months prior to application date. This internship opportunity is unpaid and no housing is provided. Selection preference for internships will be given to undergraduate or graduate-level students studying in the field of biology, zoology, psychology, or other related disciplines who are looking to pursue a career in zoology. Applicants that have experience within a zoological, veterinary, environmental, or rehabilitation organization are preferred.
The Palm Beach Zoo is currently offering Animal Care internships in the following areas:
Animal Care internships are offered in three sessions, interviews for each session will begin after each deadline:
To Apply: Complete the internship application and send it, as well as a résumé, cover letter identifying internship area of interest, and proof of college enrollment to Joe Landmichl, Volunteer & Docent Manager. Mail: Animal Care Internship Program, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33405, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 561-585-6085.
Education Internships (Unpaid)
The Palm Beach Zoo's mission is to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat, and to inspire others to value and conserve the natural world. Education interns assist in meeting this mission, while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Summer internships run May 31 - August 13, part-time or full-time.
Job Description: Gain teaching and animal-handling experience by assisting with the zoo's summer camp program. Present animal encounters to campers and to the public. Lead small groups of campers in zookeeping activities. Teach science lessons. Assist education staff in developing and evaluating new curriculum. Full-time interns will complete a term project.
Requirements: Applicants should be college students with at least one year completed, or recent college graduates. Good communication and public speaking skills required. Able to interact well with children, staff, volunteers and zoo guests. Self-motivated, reliable, up-beat, and able to work outdoors in hot/humid weather. If accepted, applicants must provide proof of a negative TB test within the last year, and must pass a drug screen and background check.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter, proof of college enrollment, and one letter of recommendation to Palm Beach Zoo, Attn: Education Programs Manager, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
The Palm Beach Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in the recruitment and employment of staff.