This year’s WCS Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) will be on Saturday, February 1, 2020 (11am - 3pm) at the Bronx Zoo (Schiff Hall, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460). This is an awesome opportunity for our youth and young adults to find out about volunteer and employment opportunities at all of WCS’s parks and aquarium.
Each year, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) engages over 1,000 youth through paid and volunteer opportunities at five facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx. The Bronx Zoo alone is one of the largest employer of youth in the borough!
This event is an interactive opportunity for youth (ages 14 - 26) to learn about paid and unpaid positions at New York City zoos and aquarium, connect directly to hiring managers, and attend additional optional workshops. Representatives from a variety of WCS departments will be available to share information about upcoming positions and meet qualified young applicants. J.I.V.E will also provide attendees with additional skill-building workshops.
16-26 year olds will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers and learn about the many jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities available at the WCS zoos and aquarium.
14-15 year olds can learn more about WCS's volunteer opportunities and how to use volunteer positions as a springboard into paid positions down the line. Chaperones are required for students under age 16.
J.I.V.E attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes (paper copies and USB thumb drive if possible); staff will be on-hand to assist in filling out applications for positions at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.
RSVP is required. Please have your students register at: wcsyouthjive2020.eventbrite.com Attendees can register to attend either the morning session (11am- 1pm) or the afternoon session (1pm-3pm). Students who sign up through the Eventbrite link will receive a confirmation ticket. That ticket (either printed or on a mobile device) must be presented upon entry and will grant the student free admission to the zoo on the day of the event