Applications are now open for the Junior Zookeeper Leadership Program!
The Junior Zookeeper leadership program is a great opportunity for youth ages 11-17 to gain valuable skills and memorable experiences during the 2017 summer at the Red River Zoo. Junior Zookeepers are vital to the summer operation of the Red River Zoo; participants will have the opportunities to assist in animal care, create enrichment, interact with the public and inspire action, learn about and observe our animals and prepare the zoo for opening each day.
The program will explore weekly themes on leadership, animal husbandry, conservation and interpretation. Junior Zookeepers will further develop their skills throughout the summer in public speaking, group leadership, self-confidence and team work. Come and experience a summer at the zoo!
To be accepted into the program please fill out the application below. The application consists of registration information and questions to be answered by the potential Junior Zookeeper.
The Junior Zookeeper program runs throughout the summer months of June, July and half of August.
Junior Zookeeper daily shifts are half days from 9am-1pm and from 1pm-5pm. Program fees are based upon the number of shifts per week.
June & July:
Option 1: 2 to 5 shifts per week ($125/month)
Option 2: 6 to 14 shifts per week ($150/month)
August (two-week session):
Option 1: 2 to 5 shifts per week ($60)
Option 2: 6 to 14 shifts per week ($75)
One accepted to the Junior Zookeeper Leadership Program, you must complete the following steps:
- Fill out and submit the online application (with waivers)
- Attend our orientation evening on Monday May 22, 2017 at 7:00pm
- If you are unable to attend, please notify zoo staff at email@example.com
- Ensure that the Junior Zookeeper has a valid Red River Zoo membership.
- Complete payments (Due prior to the 1st day of the month for which you are participating)
Learn about the animals from the people that know them best, the zookeepers!
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