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fun place with really nice people
Volunteer (Current Employee), Seattle, WaMay 11, 2014
everyone is so nice and happy. Its like they really enjoy working here and love their jobs.
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I love drawing!
Caricature Artist (Former Employee), Seattle, WAFebruary 17, 2014
Pros: free coffee, coworkers
Cons: ugly uniforms, underpaid
I had the opportunity to draw caricatures here, and I loved it! My manager taught me how to make my drawings more dynamic. My coworkers were great and clearly loved what they were doing. I made a ton of friends
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Fun and educational in every way!
Zoo Corps Intern (Former Employee), Seattle, WAAugust 22, 2013
Pros: everything
Cons: minimum wage
Working at Woodland Park Zoo was the most fun I've ever had at a job. I was a part of Zoo Corps (a teen program) that helped out in almost every area of the zoo: food prep., keeper assistance, classes and camps, training volunteers, the petting zoo, customer service, and educational stands/animal handling. Working here provided me with a variety of – more... experiences that are widely applicable and almost impossible to find in any one place (other than the zoo) especially in an entry level position. The management was great; helpful, educational, kind, patient, and they had fun too. And my co-workers were my peers, we all got along and no one wasn't having a good time. To be honest, I can't remember one thing I didn't enjoy about working at the zoo. – less
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Fun place to work with animals and people
Docent (Former Employee), Seattle, WAJune 7, 2013
Pros: great outdoor experience, beautiful setting.
Cons: finding my way around the zoo at times :)
I was a docent and volunteer and therefore not paid. The job consisted of giving tours and educational programs and participating in fundraising events.

I worked in teams and also alone. The job involved creativity, organization and the ability to connect with people. I worked weekends and also during the summer since I was also teaching.

The hardest – more... part of the job was answering so many questions; this meant that I had to really "know my stuff" about a large variety of animals and issues. – less
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Great mission and a very fun place to work.
Coordinator (Current Employee), Seattle, WAApril 22, 2013
Love working for the Zoo but growth in my position is limited.
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great people, they were all so welcoming and helpful
Volunteer Crew Member (Former Employee), Seattle, WADecember 1, 2012
Pros: free lunches, snack, the animals
Cons: the program was in the summer so it was quite hot
when i volunteered at wood land park zoo i was very surprised to see such a diverse group of young adults also volunteering with me and we all got along so well. it was a dream job with the most helpful supervisor's and manager,s and counselor's. it was great.
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Friendly work environment with passionate people
Zoo Corps Intern (Current Employee), Seattle, WAAugust 4, 2012
I volunteered and worked at Woodland Park Zoo as part of a youth development program. All of the adults I worked with were really passionate about their jobs, as well as helping to shape the professionalism and office behavior of the teens. The hardest part of the job is maintaining a professional environment while working with good friends.
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Fast paced, ever changing and enjoying all aspects of my position.
Manager, Events and Sales (Current Employee), Seattle, WAJune 13, 2012
Pros: working for an organization to promote conservation messages and partnering in global efforts
Cons: limited professional growth opportunities
Staff at the zoo demonstrate compassion, dedication and commitment on a level that I've not seen in my professional career. It inspires me each and every day to be a part of a big pool of talent.
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Productive and fun place
Zoo Service Associate (Former Employee), Seattle, WAApril 10, 2012
Pros: free admissions
I loved working at the Zoo. Management was almost, they got things done, worked conflicts well, but knew how to have fun. Co-workers was also so much fun. It was very busy but it was a very fun place to work.

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