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Educator Guide

Horticulturist

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Security Officer

Entry-Level
Work permits mandatory for anyone under 18 years old. Positions require limited or no experience. In house training provided.

Food Service Clerk: Sells food items at snack stands.

Merchandise Sales Clerk: Sells gift items at various shops.

Ticket Seller: Sells tickets for various locations.

Buildings & Grounds Attendants: Cleans grounds and buildings; janitorial tasks.

Pricing Clerk: Works at Rancho Bernardo Warehouse. Prices all merchandise before shipment to Park or Zoo gift shops.

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Educator Guide
Interprets the Society's collection for guests of all ages in various program formats, and presents and cares for the animals assigned.
Presents educational and entertaining narrative on the Park/Zoo and its animal exhibits.

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Horticulturist
Horticulturist performs routine horticultural, grounds maintenance, and tree-related work on assigned areas.

Requires general knowledge of:
• A variety of plants, plant materials, and growth principals.
• Horticultural soil conditions and preparations.
• Methods and precautions for applying fertilizer and insecticides.
• Working knowledge of tree removal and maintenance practices.

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Researcher
The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is the largest zoo-based, multidisciplinary research team in the world. Biodiversity conservation is the theme that unites the work of the Center, and scientific innovation is the means by which the Institute achieves its success.

Conservation Research:
Researchers generate, share, and apply scientific knowledge vital to the conservation of animals, plants, and habitats, locally and internationally.

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Animal Keeper
Keeper feeds and provides for the general care and welfare of assigned exhibit animals (either mammals, reptiles, or birds).

Requires general knowledge of:
• Animal behavior.
• Care, feeding, and handling of wild animals.
• Safety practices around wild animals.
• Animal biology; zoology; behavioral sciences.
• Techniques for restraining or capturing wild animals.

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Security Officer
Security officer provides for the safety of visitors, employees, and animals and protects society property.

Requirements include:
• Valid pepper spray permit.
• Valid CA drivers license.
• 18 years of age to apply.
• Within two weeks of hire, completion of CPR/approved first aid
course and possession of valid guard card.

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