Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $10.00/hr.
Deadline: May 01, 2023

The ZooMontana Education/Outreach Seasonal position is designed to provide emerging individuals with practical learning experience and valuable knowledge related to the Zoological field. The Education Seasonal will participate in all daily activities of the education department. Activities include, but are not limited to, implementing on and off-site animal programs, amphitheater programs, program development, summer camp instruction, curriculum design, and possibly animal care. This is a career-strengthening step for those considering employment in a zoological or conservation-oriented facility with an emphasis on educational outreach. Although housing is not provided, ZooMontana will aid in finding affordable housing options.

Essential Functions

  • Deliver on and off-site educational programs at/for schools, business meetings, or special events.
  • Aids in summer camp development and operation.
  • Educational program development.
  • Aids in the implementation of conservation projects.
  • Complete a brief project of your choosing, approved by Education Leads.
  • Deliver tours for onsite guests when needed.
  • Handle animals under appropriate policies and protocols including mammals, birds of prey, invertebrates, and reptiles.
  • Provide ideas to help enhance efficiency as well as to improve the quality of interpretation provided to the guests of ZooMontana.
  • Help maintain a clean and safe work environment within ZooMontana.
  • Is able to follow fire, animal death, and animal escape protocols. 
  • Conduct light office cleaning.
  • Assist Animal Care Staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a two- or four-year college degree, or be a student enrolled in a college or university pursuing a degree in Biology, Zoology, Education, Environmental Sciences, Pre-Vet, or other related disciplines.
  • Must have the desire to learn professional animal care techniques. 
  • Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, and flexible hours as well as various evening hours.
  • Must be willing to utilize technology within educational programming including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office programs, video editing technology, video conferencing technology, and more.
  • Must have interpretation skills, be comfortable with public speaking, and be able to improvise when needed.
  • Must be willing to handle animals of all species and backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work with adults and children of various backgrounds.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to withstand typical Montana climate.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.

Interest in zoological education or animal care is preferred. Any experience in animal handling, educational program development/delivery, or public speaking is a plus. Applicant must possess both strong team and individual work skills. Experience using Microsoft Office programs, Canva, and Adobe Suite is also preferred.

Applicant must be able to communicate well with the public and present a positive attitude. Applicant must be detail-oriented and possess suitable organizational methods. Applicants must be self-motivated and able to think logically to solve any problems that arise with little to no guidance.

ZooMontana’s Diversity Statement
At ZooMontana, an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible space is one where all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, social class, ability, beliefs, and life experiences feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in all our departments, programs, and spaces. We respect diverse life experiences, natural histories, and backgrounds and will ensure that all life is valued.  

To apply, please send the following documents to
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • List and contact information for three references.
  • Letter of recommendation preferred.