San Antonio Zoo
  • 14-Apr-2021 to 14-May-2021 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 9.26
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

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

Wild about conservation? Can you envision a greener world? Are you passionate about the zoo? As a Part-Time Interpreter: Exhibit Encounters, you will lead conservation-focused encounters throughout San Antonio Zoo, deliver interactive experiences through informal, mission-aligned encounters between zoo animals and guests and connect exhibit animals with meaningful moments that inspire guests to adopt behaviors that secure a future for wildlife. Do you want to be part of this dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on love, engagement, action, and protection to secure a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise! If this sounds like your dream to use your knowledge and skills to be part of an organization sharing our passion for animal care, education, and conservation, apply today!


As an Interpreter: Exhibit Encounters, you will lead conservation-focused encounters at various exhibits and interpretive stations throughout San Antonio Zoo. Exhibit Interpreters perform various tasks associated with delivering interactive experiences through informal, mission-aligned encounters between zoo animals and guests. Interpreters: Exhibit Encounters intertwine meaningful objects (artifacts, biofacts, graphics), exhibit animals, and personal moments that inspire guests to adopt behaviors that secure a future for wildlife. Interpreters: Exhibit Encounters may also engage zoo guests by supporting special events, attending outreach engagements, and leading tours. The Interpreter: Exhibit Encounters works in the Education Department and reports to the Guest Encounters Interpretation Manager.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.


  • Ensure the safety of guests and exhibit animals, referring to established protocols. Explain, and abide by the policies and procedures of the encounter.
  • Empower guests with accurate and enthusiastic conservation-focused information while visiting the exhibit.
  • Collaborate with zoo staff to ensure accurate dissemination of information and maximize the zoo's resources to support conservation education.
  • Deliver a wide variety of interpretative encounters incorporating exhibit spaces, exhibit animals, and/or biofacts that empower guests to adopt conservation behaviors that secure a future for wildlife.
  • Provide awesome guest service to all zoo guests.
  • Strong desire to work with the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative, and productive working relations with fellow employees
  • Strong natural-history/ecology/interpretive background as indicated by previous experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively on a microphone in English, presenting biological, historical, and conservation information in a professional and engaging manner
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and related programs
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
  • Must be able to work in varying climate and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold)

Do you have the ability to work independently with minimal direction? Do you adhere to the highest ethical standards at all times? If so, then you might be perfect for this Interpreter: Exhibit Encounters position!


We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments.


All future zoo crew, please apply at and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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