Education Department Docents

Adult (18 years and older) volunteers called docents interact with visitors to answer questions regarding animals year round. May also help zookeepers with special projects such as behavioral observation of animals.

Required Knowledge & Skills

Docents may be as young as 18

Docents must possess good endurance

Must feel comfortable communicating with public in group setting and one on one; must be able to follow both written and oral direction, understand, apply good judgment, foresee and apply safety precautions applicable to work environment

Acceptance is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screening.

If accepted as a docent, you must provide proof of a negative TB test given within the 90 days