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WCS Youth J.I.V.E.

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Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard

Bronx, NY 10460

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 (please register for only one session)

  • Morning Session- 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Afternoon Session- 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to get involved at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)? If so, register to attend the Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) event at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, February 2, 2019

J.I.V.E attendees will learn about all of the paid and unpaid positions available for youth (ages 14-26) at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium. We will also offer professional development workshops at the event to help attendees develop valuable professional skills.

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 and 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.

Generous support for the WCS STEM Career Lattice is provided by New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the New York City Council, 21st Century Fox, the TD Charitable Foundation, and multiple private foundations.

Event FAQs

If I am under the age of 16, does my chaperone also need to register for the event?

No, only the youth attendee must register. Your event ticket will admit you AND your chaperone into the Bronx Zoo and the J.I.V.E. event on 2/2/2019.

Can I register for both the morning and afternoon session?

No, we ask that you only register for one of the sessions.

What should I bring with me to the event?

If you have a resume and are 16 or older and looking for a paid positions, you can bring a few paper copies to give to hiring managers. There will also be a computer application station at the event- if you would like to also bring a flash drive with your resume, you can upload it into your application.

What is the dress code for the event?

There is no need to wear very formal attire unless you want to. However, you should dress in a professional manner in order to make a good impression. Avoid ripped jeans and other very casual clothing.

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B). For your return trip, pick up the bus just outside the same gate at the MTA BxM11 sign (just before the underpass).

* In the Bronx, take Bx9 or Bx19 buses to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd, which is the location of the Zoo's Southern Blvd pedestrian entrance (Gate C). Or take the Bx12 or Bx22 buses to Fordham Road and Southern Blvd, then walk 5 blocks south on Southern Blvd to 183rd Street.

* From Queens, you can take the Q44 to 180th Street and Boston Road. You must then walk north (take a right on Boston Road) one block to the Bronx Zoo's Asia gate entrance (Gate A).

# 2 or 5 train to West Farms Square/East Tremont Ave. Walk 3-4 blocks along Boston Rd. to the Bronx Zoo's Asia gate entrance (Gate A).

ADA-accessible route: #2 train to Pelham Parkway. This station has three elevators* that lead down to street level. Head west to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B).

*Please visit for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.

Take Metro North's Harlem line to Fordham, then take the Bx9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.

Using a GPS unit to navigate to the zoo? We have two main parking lots, one at Southern Boulevard and the other off the Bronx River Parkway. For the Southern Boulevard entrance, please plug the following address into your GPS unit: 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. To get to the Bronx River entrance, please use the intersection of Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460 as your GPS destination. *Please note, if you drive to the event and park in one of the Bronx Zoo's parking lots, the parking fee is $17.

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