Exhibit Guide Program:
This is a brief overview of the Exhibit Guide Program, which is a seasonal education-based volunteer position for adults. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Volunteer Program Staff at (419)385-5721 ext. 2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exhibit Guide Program supports the Zoo’s educational and interpretive needs in specific areas within the Zoo. Responsibilities will include:
- Greet and instruct guests at animal contact exhibits including the shark and ray touch tank and Nancy L and Martin Davidson Barnyard.
- Engage guests in educational conversations and maintain a safe animal contact experience at the sturgeon touch tank.
- Educate guests at the elephant exhibit, focusing on topics related to animal welfare and conservation.
- Educate guests at Galapagos Gardens, helping guests develop an appreciation for and understanding of reptiles.
Exhibit Guides will complete a 2 step training process:
- Half Day Orientation: review of Zoo Volunteer handbook, techniques to engage guests, responsibilities, and animal information
- Mentoring Session: shadow a volunteer from our Zoo Educator program for at least 1 shift
- Complete the required training program
- Give at least 25 hours of service, not including the half day orientation
- Schedule volunteer time in advance
- Inform the Volunteer Department if you can not make a scheduled shift.
- Applications are accepted March – August each year
Thank you for your interest in the Zoo’s Exhibit Guide Program!
Please email filled-in application to email@example.com.