WORK WITH US

Looking for a job that is fun and rewarding? The Valley Zoo Development Society’s mission is to raise funds and promote awareness to ensure the continued development of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. This is achieved through the events and various programs that the VZDS runs throughout the year. Each year the Valley Zoo Development Society donates thousands to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for development and continual improvement. Recently the VZDS has committed to raising over $9 million dollars to fund the Natures Wild Back Yard portion of the Valley Zoo Revitalization project. If you would like to be a part of our team and help us reach our goal, apply for one of the jobs listed below.

 

Job Opportunities

Title: Marketing Coordinator
Job Type: 30 hours/week for 9 weeks
Start Date:  Immediately
Compensation: $15/h
Reports To: The Executive Director

Description

The ideal candidate is a post-secondary student studying marketing or communications OR a high school student entering a field specializing in marketing and communications.

Responsible for designing a communications plan and supporting pieces for the rollout of the new Northern Leopard Frog Project and the new Education Conservation Video Series project – including print pieces, social media, photography, and videography. 

This role involves liaising with the Edmonton Valley Zoo experiences team, graphic and design sub-contractors, and the Valley Zoo Development Society’s web and social media contractors.  

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Tammy Wiebe at: twiebe@buildingourzoo.com.

Title: Ark Project Post Secondary Committee and Volunteer  Student Recruiter
Job Type: 30 hours/week for 9 weeks
Start Date:  Immediately
Compensation: $15/h
Reports To: Ark Project Committee

Description

The Ark Project is a committee of the Valley Zoo Development Society, consisting of University aged students or recent graduates with a goal to encourage the involvement of this generation in animal and conservation-related causes while giving them board and committee work experience.

This position will work with the Valley Zoo Development Society and the Ark Project to develop recruitment strategies and contingency plans for the Ark Project Committee. This role requires attending volunteer fairs, presenting to universities, and posting on volunteer sites. Responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of fundraising events, primarily ZooBrew. You will be required to attend this event, sit as an interim member of the Ark Project, and attend their once-a-month meetings. Please note, meeting frequency increases around event dates.

The ideal candidate is a post-secondary student with a history of volunteer or committee work at the university level who can work effectively as part of a team and on their own. Some work will be onsite and some remote.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Devynn King at vzds@buildingourzoo.com.

Title: Zoominescence Festival Coordinator
Job Type: 30 hours/week for 9 weeks
Start Date:  July
Compensation: $15/h
Reports To: The Executive Director

Description

This is a coordination position designed to encourage submissions and art installations for the 2021 Zoominescence Festival, which occurs on the grounds of the Edmonton Valley Zoo each December.

Responsibilities include reviewing and updating sponsorship packages to garner support for the festival and individual art installations and working with the social media and website teams to create a campaign to promote the event. You will also be in charge of arranging signage and rental needs.

This role requires you to be on-site during the launch and hosting of the event and to liaise will festival partners to ensure the event runs smoothly.

How to Apply

 Email your resume, portfolio, and cover letter to our Executive Director, Tammy Wiebe at: twiebe@buildingourzoo.com.

Title: Retail Store Clerk
Job Type: 30 hours/week for 9 weeks
Start Date:  End of June/ Beginning of July
Compensation: $15/h
Reports To: The Executive Director

Description

The Zootique is the base of revenue operations for the Valley Zoo Development Society, selling gift store merchandise and conservation and enrichment opportunities through its point of sale system. The ideal candidate is a high school or post-secondary student. This position will work with senior store staff to create store displays and encourage sales and customer engagement. Cash handling and customer service skills are necessary but can be taught along with opening and closing store responsibilities.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Devynn King at vzds@buildingourzoo.com.

HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!