Career Programs & Information
While we cannot accommodate students requesting job shadow experiences, we do offer some other great opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in zoo and aquarium animal care.
Career Discovery Programs
Sign up for one of our Keeper for a Day or Marine Biologist for a Day experiences.
Career Day - Saturday, November 9, 2013
Click here for a Career Day flyer. Please post or pass on!
Click here for the Career Day 2013 schedule. Note: When working with live animals, activities and times are subject to change.
Join us for our annual Career Day! Each year on the first Saturday of November, students interested in pursuing a career working with animals, are invited to attend this zoo-wide event.
This event includes FREE admission for students (6th grade - college). Students under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Younger siblings and adults are required to pay the regular admission rate. Recieve a discount for purchasing youth (ages 5-12) and adult tickets online.
At Career Day, students can observe special animal presentations, find out what our zookeepers do to care for their animals, pick up free information and have opportunities to visit behind the scenes.
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. Most activities and presentations take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Click here to view this year's event schedule.
Students do not need to pre-register for this event; however, bringing a completed check-in form that morning may expedite the admission process.
Career Day at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park takes place every year on the first Saturday in March. Pre-registration is required.
Volunteer - it's an adventure! Learn about our youth and adult volunteer opportunities.
Open to currently enrolled or recently graduated college or university students.
We recommend that you make your request at least two weeks before your deadline. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your request.