The Crew in Training (CIT) Program is a unique way for teens ages 14 – 17 to volunteer at the zoo. The program begins the last week of June and runs through the last week of August. They will gain valuable, hands-on experience of what a typical zoo keeper's day is like. We offer new CIT's an opportunity to learn how our animal care program works. Once they have been here for one complete summer, returning CITs will have the chance to help in other areas of the zoo such as camp, special events, and programs within our education department.
A Typical Day for a CIT
Applications are accepted for the summer of 2015 CIT program until May 31, 2015. Please be aware that this program does not work on a first-come first-serve basis, but late applications are not accepted.
All applications will be reviewed by our education department staff and the CIT coordinator. No phone calls or e-mails please, we will call all applicants that have been accepted into the program. Interviews will then be conducted during the first week of June for all new applicants after we have reviewed all applications.
An orientation is scheduled on a weekend in June to familiarize CITs with the program.
Crew in Training Program
Hours are 9am – 2pm
$50.00 for returning C.I.T’s
$75.00 for New Crew in Training
For more information:
Call: 413-733-2251 x 305
To apply please download, print and complete the PDF forms listed below.