Zoo Collections Management - Assistant Registrar Intern

Audubon Zoo’s Collections Management Department is accepting applications for a winter (November – February) assistant registrar internship program.

Internships run a minimum of 12 weeks are unpaid, and housing is not provided. This internship is designed for college students or recent college graduates who are interested in a career in the zoo animal record keeping field. This internship will provide practical hands on experience; develop an understanding for standards of data entry and possible college credit. Interns will work alongside the assistant registrars learning the day to day duties including:

  • ZIMS data entry and assist w/ setting up various modules
  • ZIMSmedical and MedARKS
  • Permits; applications and renewals
  • Reconciling and archiving historical data/records
  • Data entry and spreadsheets; a working knowledge of excel beneficial 
  • Acquisition disposition policy and procedures

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old. -Must have successfully completed one semester of college. -Must be able to afford housing, food, and transportation to and from the zoo. This position is open to applicants who can work a minimum of 4 days a week (8 hours per day) for a minimum of 12 weeks. Schedules are flexible and more hours may be available if desired. Applications for this position will be accepted until October 7.

Send a cover letter, resume, and availability to Ann Meyer, Curator of Collections Management
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Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.

About Audubon Internships

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more.

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window. Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application. An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. Most internships last 12 – 14 weeks.

SPRING 2016 START WINDOW
January 17, 2016 - February 25, 2016

SUMMER 2016 START WINDOW
May 1, 2016 – June 23, 2016

FALL 2016 START WINDOW
August 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016

WINTER 2016 START WINDOW
October 31, 2016 - December 1, 2016

Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:

Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Supervisor
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About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates. 

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more. 

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline.  Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. 

2017 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below.

Spring 2017
January 8 – February 15

Summer 2017
May 7 – June 21

Fall 2017
July 31 – September 13

Winter 2017
November 5 – November 29