Summer Nature Camp Lead Teachers and Assistants - Summer 2021-CLOSED

Love kids? Love nature and the outdoors? We are looking for a few summer camp teachers and assistants to provide a fun and educational experience for our day campers. If you are at least 16 years old and have a positive, enthusiastic attitude, and enjoy spending time outside, then this might be the summer job for you! 


Lead teachers must be 18 years old and have previous experience teaching, preferably in a science or environmental education field. Must be comfortable presenting/handling live animals in a group setting (previous experience helpful, but not required). Assistants must be at least 16 years old and previous experience with children in a group setting is preferred.


See camp page for camp weeks (coming soon). Hours: 9:00am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

How to Apply


Ropes Course Facilitators/ Belayers - Part-time

The Ropes Course at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has positions available for PT Ropes Course Facilitators/ Belayers.  Previous belaying experience is required and ACCT certification is preferred but not mandatory.



  • Belaying participants
  • Setting up and breaking down of course
  • Facilitating high initiative activities as needed
  • Facilitating low initiative activities as needed
  • Knot Tying
  • Help to lead group events, parties and functions.  


REQUIRED: Belaying Experience


The Heard Natural Science Museum offers a High and Low Elements Ropes Course located within a beautiful deciduous forest tree canopy. Our programs are uniquely created to give each participant and team an invaluable set of tools for success. We have fourteen challenging elements!


Nature Store Associate - Part-time

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Friendly customer service
  • Experience with and ability to work with children
  • Familiarity with cash register operation and basic math
  • Ability to follow rules
  • Available during the week and weekends
  • At least one year experience working in a store environment


Marketing & Communication Internship (UNPAID) - Closed

Have you ever wondered if working in a nonprofit is right for you? A marketing internship at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will give you the opportunity to see some of the workings of an established nonprofit and help with the organization’s general promotional efforts. Interns will gain an appreciation for the overall impact media relations have on the Museum’s reputation and outreach. The Heard is a 501 c-3, comprised of a natural science museum and wildlife sanctuary.  We are currently looking for someone to work part time (maximum 10 hours a week). This is an unpaid volunteer position with a nonprofit organization, and may count toward course credit as applicable to your school’s requirements.



Candidate must have a background (school or work) in marketing, journalism, or similar field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Candidate should preferably be familiar with marketing strategies. Graphic design skills are preferable (Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher, or similar).  You MUST be self-motivated and able to handle new challenges without constant supervision. Multitasking and the ability to apply complex information are also important. You will serve as a member of a team and perform needed functions. Thus, acceptance of this internship position should be considered a sincere commitment.


Currently Closed

Animal Curation Internship (UNPAID) - CLOSED

The Intern Animal Curation Assistant will assist the Natural Sciences Curator in all animal care responsibilities. This is an unpaid volunteer position. No stipend or housing provided. The primary purpose of the Animal Curation Assistant is to provide for the basic care and needs of all captive animals that reside at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.


Responsibilities include

  • Observation of animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • To assist, as needed, in the feeding and thorough cleaning and sanitation of all animal living quarters and other areas of the animal collection as often as necessary (i.e., ensure no animal enclosures are soiled and odors are not apparent).
  • To assist in the healthcare and well-being of all the animals in the Live Room (education and classroom animals), and the animal exhibit wall on the lower level of the museum.
  • Assist in the care of any animals in the main museum exhibit space.
  • Provide health inspections, food prep and food delivery to the Animals of the World exhibit.
  • Recognize and record any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any exhibit animal.
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to Animal Curator.  


Job Summary

The primary consideration of this position is quality care for all animals at the Heard Natural Science Museum. This position requires lifting and carrying of materials weighing up to 50 lbs. Walking and standing for long periods is required as is exposure to unpleasant odors, potential animal bites, scratches, contagious diseases, animal waste, hot and cold temperatures (outdoors).  


Controls over Work

  • Work under the supervision of the Animal Curator who indicates general assignments and priorities.
  • Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations will be assigned by the Animal Curator.
  • Completed work is reviewed for accuracy and compliance with Animal Curation procedures.
  • In accordance with Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary operating instructions, attend to the care required in keeping with the individual needs and circumstances of animals.
  • Follow special instructions as issued. Hours: Generally flexible with Sunday morning hours required.



Animal Care Attendant Part-time

Love animals? Apply for a position as an Animal Care Attendant at the Heard Museum! Animal Care Attendants provide quality care for all animals. This is not an education or outreach position and will not include live animal presentations.


Responsibilities include

  • Sanitizing enclosures and washing and cleaning dishes
  • Preparing diets and feeding animals
  • Lifting and carrying of materials that may weigh up to 50 pounds
  • Walking and standing for long periods is required as is exposure to unpleasant odors, animal waste, and the extreme temperatures of North Texas.
  • Recognizing and recording any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any exhibit animal.
  • Reporting signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to Animal Curator.  


Job Summary

The primary consideration of this position is quality care for all animals at the Heard Natural Science Museum. Applicants must be dedicated to the welfare of all animals, must possess good communication skills, and must have the ability to work as a team with other Animal Care staff. Previous animal husbandry experience is preferred but training will be provided. COVID-19 policies remain in place around animals and indoors, so masks must be worn at all times.



Mornings 8:30-12:30, weekends and holidays required.