Oregon Zoo Zap Team
Zap Team
Contact Us
Questions? or  Application Request
Sabrina Burke
Name:
burkes@metro.dst.or.us
Email:
What is ZAP?
Oregon Zoo ZAP, Zoo Animal Presenters, is a two- year paid internship program for a group of teens interested in working with animals and children. During the first year, the ZAP Team takes animals to summer camps and after-school programs to give animal talks to kids.  During the second year, ZAP members serve as counselors for the Zoo's Urban Nature Overnight Program. They teach kids camping skills and nature awareness.

Compensation and Hours
First Year: $7.05/hour: 20 hours/week summer, 5-10 hours/week school year
Second Year: $7.30/hour plus overtime for overnights:
25 hours summer, 5-10 school year.
The ZAP work schedule is very flexible and changes weekly.

Qualifications:
15-17 year old must be 15 by June 1, 2004
Eligible for Federal Free or Reduced Lunch or meet the income eligiblity. (questions see
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/iegs/iegs.htm)
Strong Commitment and Dedication

We are especially looking for candidates (not required)
Bilingual 
Have early release or flexible school schedule to be available for work by 2pm on school days.
Strong interest in animals, nature and children
Download Application

Skills Learned:
child interaction
team building
public speaking
animal handling
basic biology
administrative skills
community skills

Animals we work with:
ducks
chickens
rabbits
opossums
ferrets
lizards
snakes
insects
hedgehogs
      

  Return applications to:
  ZAP Team?s Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland OR, 97221
Phone (503) 220-2790
Fax (503) 220-5712
  Email: burkes@metro.dst.or.us


Application process
Applications due POSTMARKED:
January 23, 2004: NO LATE EXCEPTIONS
Group Interviews I: Febuary 7-8
Group Interviews II: Febuary 14-16
Individual Interviews: Febuary 21-22
Positions Start: End of March
Download Reference Sheet
You need both the Reference Sheet and the Application
Phone Number: 503-220-2790
Fax Number: 503-220-5712
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