San Antonio Zoo
  • 02-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 8.82
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry including a zoo membership after 30 days of employment.


As an Exhibit Interpreter, you will perform a variety of tasks related to providing educational and safety information to the public through informal and formal talks with guests. You may use exhibit graphics, live animals, and interactive encounters to inspire the Zoo's guests and deliver conservation education messages. You will also provide awesome guest service to all guests.

Essential Duties

  • Explain the rules of the encounter or exhibit to all entering the exhibition and provide accurate and enthusiastic educational information to guests who come to the exhibition.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the exhibit and enforce the rules and regulations associated with the exhibition.
  • Inspire Zoo guests about conservation enthusiastically and energetically during educational exhibit interpretation opportunities.   These opportunities will be done with or without a microphone.      
  • Utilize the Zoo's resources to enhance public talks, including biofacts and/or presentation animals.
  • Provide accurate and enthusiastic educational information to visitors around the Zoo.
  • Collaborate with Zoo staff to ensure accurate dissemination of information as well as maximum use of the Zoo's resources to support conservation education.
  • Provide support for volunteers and other members of the Education Department as needed.
  • Provide awesome guest service to all Zoo guests.
  • Consistently exhibit an attitude of service inside and outside of the zoo, showing hospitality to all.
  • Be fully committed to the mission of San Antonio Zoo to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wild world we steward and animals we protect.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work comfortably among a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative, and productive working relations with fellow employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively via a microphone in English, presenting biological, historical, and conservation information in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • We enjoy year-round hours for all staff, must be available nights, weekends, and after-hours assignments.
  • Strong desire to work with the public.
  • Preferred background in theatre or drama or experience in public interpretation.
  • We are a year-round operation; you must be able to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hour assignments.
  • Strong customer service background as indicated by educational knowledge and/or previous experience.
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