Feb 7

Job: Interpretive Program Assistant at The Bronx Zoo (NY)

[Steve’s Note: Not Japan-related, but interesting!  The position would report to a friend of mine, the one who sent me the job listing.]

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Position: Interpretive Program Assistant
Location: Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society 
Type: Part-time


    • Assist the Director, Graphic Design and Interpretation; the Exhibit Developer/Media
    • Coordinator; Exhibit Developer and other EGAD senior staff on special projects.
    • Work closely with the Exhibit Developer on exhibit evaluation studies; coordinate production of prototypes and collect data from WCS visitors through observation and interviews.
    • Prepare and draft evaluation results reports.
    • Assist with exhibit program planning; perform content research and development; draft display copy.
    • Participate in photo and video research for exhibits.
    • Adhere to schedules, budgets, and priorities for implementation and project reporting schedules.
    • Contribute to, enlarge, and uphold the Society’s policies toward the Equal Employment opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped, and other protected groups.


  • Entry-level experience.
  • Enrollment in, or completion of, a college or graduate level program associated with this position.
  • Knowledge of visitor studies/evaluation, exhibit planning and development.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Good verbal and visual communication and organizational skills.
  • Project coordination skills.
  • Ability to perform research to help develop stories and understand how a story is achieved through visual tools.
  • Ability to work well with others, adept multi-tasking, and “thinking outside the box” to creatively problem solve.
  • Knowledge of new communication media.
  • Ability to undertake travel as required by the work of WCS at its sites or areas of interest.
  • Concerned about wildlife and wild places, commitment to WCS mission.


To apply for this position, please apply online at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.aspx 

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