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Reports to: Director of Events
Blank Park Zoo is looking for a responsible, energetic, self-starter who is eager to learn and is highly motivated to assist with event planning efforts and operations. The Special Events Intern is responsible for providing direct support to the events team for the 2020 summer season. The individual will assist with the logistical planning, coordination and implementation of public and private events at the Zoo. The position offers hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills to be applied in your career field.
The following duties are normal for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be currently enrolled in, or graduated from, an accredited college or university, with major course work in public relations, communications, sales, event management, or a related field. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in customer relations and/or event sales required.
Ability to communicate effectively to all ages of clients, visitors and staff, both verbally and written
Excellent computer business skills required
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to bend, twist, lift 50 pounds
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces such as hills, snow, ice, grass, mud, etc.
Ability to be outside in a variety of weather conditions, including heat and cold
Please complete the online job application and attach your cover letter and resume.