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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Want to Work at the Park & Zoo?

At the Cape May County Park & Zoo, we are very proud of our free Zoo and take great care in its well thought out, spacious animal enclosures and our Zoo’s cleanliness.  We strive to stay on top of our animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service. 
 

Seasonal Education Keeper

The Cape May County Park & Zoo Education Department is seeking an individual who is motivated, has great people skills, a passion for educating, and an up-beat personality to fill a Seasonal Education Keeper position. This employee under the supervision of the Education Director and Lead Educator will work alongside the education staff to present educational programs, lead animal encounters, guided zoo tours, assist with camps and outreach programs, assist in animal husbandry and animal training, and create and implement new curricula.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field.
​ • Exotic animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
​• At least one year of child care experience.
​• Excellent public speaking and communication skills.
​ • Excellent creative thinking and originality.
​ • Excellent decision making skills.
​ • Ability to handle and present ambassador animals in a safe, dignified manner.
​ • Ability to work 40 hours per week, including weekends.
​• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
​ • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
​• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.

Additional Comments: This position is $11.00/hour, 40 hours a week. This position is SEASONAL it will be from May 2018 to November 2018 (6-months from your start date). This position has the potential to lead to a Permanent Part-Time position. The candidate we are looking for must possess all the qualifications listed above as well as the ability to work independently as well as a team, have an up-beat and outgoing attitude, a passion for education, and mindset to achieve larger goals for the Education Department. Due to the nature of this position you must have a flexible schedule.

How to Apply: Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to: ATTN: Education Department 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or education@cmczoo.com Please write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line. Application Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Seasonal Zoo Camp Counselor

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is seeking individuals with a passion for animals and/or education to fill the position of Seasonal Zoo Camp Counselor. Under supervision of the Education Staff these individuals will be in charge of our Summer Zoo Camp program which includes delivering engaging presentations, supervising campers at all times, assiting with games, arts, and crafts, handling and presenting ambassador animals, and leading campers through the zoo while adhering to zoo protocol.

Qualifications:
• Must be working toward or have a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Conservation Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Biology, Zoo Science, or related field.
​• Must be 18 or older.
​• Experience working with animals is preferred.
​• Experience working with children is preferred.
​• Excellent public speaking and communication.
​ • Ability to stand or remain standing for an 8 hour shift.
​• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
​ • Excellent creative thinking and originality.
​ • Excellent decision making abilities.
​• Excellent teamwork skills.

​All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.

Additional Comments: This position is $10.00/hour, 40 hours a week Monday-Friday. This position is SEASONAL/SUMMER ONLY position.

How to Apply: Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to: ATTN: Education Department 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or education@cmczoo.com Please write Seasonal Zoo Camp Counselor in the subject line. Application Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Please print, complete and mail the application to: Cape May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Or deliver the application to the Park Office at:
Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Click here for a County of Cape May Employment Application