Leadership Position Options
Returning Zoo Crew in good standing can apply for the following Teen Leadership positions:
Open spots on the 2021-2022 Teen Leadership Council are as follows:
- 4 Lead Naturalist positions
- 2 Lead Conservation Mentor positions
- 1 Historian/Camp Zoofari Historian position
To apply, teens must have completed at least one summer of Zoo Crew, be in good standing, and be at least 15 years old by May 31 and cannot turn 18 before December 31 of the year they would be participating as a Teen Leadership Council member.
Teen Leadership Council members will be required to attend three meetings prior to the summer, attend all five weeks of either the first half (June 7-July 9) or second half (July 12-August 13) of summer Zoo Crew, and continue through the Year-Round Zoo Crew program following the summer. Council members have a 2 year maximum term limit. *Please note the summer schedule is different for the Camp Zoofari Historian as it aligns with the Camp Zoofari schedule. Please see position description above for more details.
Mandatory Training Dates:
- Sunday, March 28, 2021: 9am-4pm
- Sunday, April 18, 2021: 9am-4pm
- Sunday, May 9, 2021: 9am-4pm
How To Apply for the Teen Leadership Council
Applications are now open and are due by Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:59pm.
If selected, interviews for Teen Leadership Council will occur between March 6-13, 2021 and will be scheduled on an individual basis. Applicants will be chosen based on their application, interview, and previous evaluations.
Teen Leadership Council Program Fees
Because Teen Leadership Council members are also considered Returning Zoo Crew, the same program fees apply.
- Summer fee: $150
- Year-Round fee: $200
Unable to attend our information sessions? A recording from our 2021 information sessions will be posted here afterward.
Check out our Adventure Programs for more ways for teens to get involved with the Houston Zoo!
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