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John Ball Zoo

TITLE: Seasonal Zoo Instructor

LOCATION: Grand Rapids


JOB DESCRIPTION: The candidate will teach or assist with a variety of education programs including but not limited to; Wild Encounters, Zoo Lab classes, Travel Zoos and Scout Programs. The majority of these programs include a live animal presentation. Other education programs include youth and families ranging from 5 year olds through adult. Instructors design curriculum for programs based on requirements set forth by the Education Programs Manager. Youth programs are structured around specific themes and may include: guided zoo and park tours, games, stories, craft projects, live animal demonstrations and behind the scenes opportunities. The position starts in early/mid February with flexible hours through the fall.

DETAILS: For more detailed information about this position, please click here.

TO APPLY: Please apply at

Posted 01/16/2019

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

TITLE: Environmental Education Intern

LOCATION: MSU’s Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Near Battle Creek, 70 miles from East Lansing


JOB DESCRIPTION: Intern will gain experience in developing and delivering informal educational programs for all ages. Some examples of responsibilities are:

 Give guided group tours and other group programs as needed

 Greet and assist visitors regarding their visit to the Bird Sanctuary.

 Assist callers and visitors with general Sanctuary, Biological Station and wildlife related questions.

 Develop and deliver educational Wild Wednesday programs for young families

 Deliver environmental education programs to youth and camp groups.

 Completion of agreed upon intern project focused on educational programming planning. This project will be presented with a poster at the Summer Symposium July 31, 2019.

DETAILS: For more detailed information about this position, please click here.

TO APPLY: Application can be found at:

Summer Internship due date: March 1, 2019

Posted 01/16/2019


TITLE: Deckhand


POSITION TYPE: Part-Time (seasonal)

JOB DESCRIPTION: BaySail, based in Bay City, Michigan, is currently seeking deckhands to serve aboard the schooners Appledore IV and Appledore V for the 2019 Great Lakes season. Both vessels will be executing demanding schedules delivering environmental educational programming, public tours and charters, and travelling to various ports as part of the 2019 Tall Ships Great Lakes Challenge. Though sailing experience is helpful, it is not essential as the available positions are an excellent opportunity for people interested in working on the water while learning the skills and arts of traditional schooner sailing. Applicants must be hard working, eager to learn and willing to enroll in our random drug screening program. Duties will include watch standing, performing the stations of the safe navigational watch, sail and line handling, and assisting in delivering our educational programming to our students and guests. These positions are seasonal/fulltime and live aboard. Contracts will run from 1 April to 31 October for Appledore IV, and from 28 April to 30 September for Appledore V.

DETAILS: For more detailed information about this position, please click here.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to Capt. Jesse Doucette at

Posted 12/12/2018