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Zoological Intern - Exhibit Design
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State of Minnesota | Saint Paul, MN
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Job Description

The Zoo encompasses a 485 acre campus and is home to more than 5,300 animals with about 1.29 million guests visiting annually. The Zoo is a coordinator of international conservation and breeding programs and is the State's largest environmental educator with over 400,000 participants annually. The Zoo's conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems and its education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout our region, and around the world.

Job Details

Job Class: Zoological InternWorking Title: Zoological Intern - Exhibit Design

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 06/12/2019

Closing Date: 06/26/2019 (Please note: this is a re-posting; if you've already applied to the original posting in March 26 through April 26, you do not need to re-apply)

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Zoological Garden

Division/Unit: Operations / Project Management

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift; up to 24 hours/week scheduled between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Days of Work: Minday-Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: This is an UNPAID, fall semester (2019) internship.

Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

(Please note: this is a re-posting; if you've already applied to the original posting in March 26 through April 26, you do not need to re-apply)

The process of designing a new Zoo exhibit is complex and fascinating. Exhibit designers must consider both the needs and habits of animal residents, and the needs of their zookeepers and the Zoo's human visitors. Interns will learn the different stages of developing a new exhibit, including researching where the animal lives in the wild, selecting plants to include in the exhibit, and making decisions about materials and surfaces.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Enrollment in an accredited, appropriate post-secondary program which requires completion of a work-based internship as part of its academic program; most such internships require that students be earning academic credit required for graduation.
* Customer service skills sufficient to work with visitors, staff, support organizations and outside interests with courtesy, respect, and interest in positive problem solving.
* Ability to operate some hand and hand power tools safely under supervision.
* Ability to understand and follow instructions.
* Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and other software applications sufficient to create emails and enter, compile, store and retrieve data.
* Math skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with fractions and make basic measurement conversions.
* Ability to understand technical design literature and specifications to execute proposed project.Pre

Preferred Qualification

* Enrollment in a studio art program.

Additional Requirements

If selected for interview, the candidate must provide the following:

* Current transcript (unofficial acceptable) and completed online Intern Interest Survey (sent separately by email after initial review of application).
* Portfolio required from finalist(s).

Application Details

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. When applying, please attach/upload a copy of your resume and a letter of interest. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Mary Saurino at mary.ann.saurino@state.mn.us or 952/431-9307.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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