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The parent/guardian must complete an application and attend orientation. Participants must attend and complete workshops.
Participants must be at least 15 years old. If the participant is 15 years old, a work permit is required.
TYS will submit a letter of intent to the participant's high school. A parent/guardian will need to pick up the permit from the school. Check with the participant's school for the required documentation.
It is an introductory letter to employers the participant is interested in working for.
Participants are paid biweekly and need a checking account for direct deposit. The pay rate is $15.00 hr.
Retail Associate (Gift shop) or Food Service Associate.
Indoor or outdoors
Open availability Friday - Sunday; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Participants work from May 25 - September 1, 2024
Participants will work Saturday and Sunday only when school begins.
SSA group provides a uniform shirt and hat. Participants must wear khaki or black bottoms and comfortable shoes—no joggers, leggings, yoga pants, or ripped jeans.
Yes. We rent a passenger van. Participants meet at Dundee-Crown High School or Elgin Community College.
Yes. Participants pay $10.00 a day.
Participants are expected to follow all safety rules and no inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.
Dundee-Crown High School at 8:00 a.m. or Elgin Community College at 8:20 a.m.
Participants return to Dundee-Crown High School around 6:45 p.m. and Elgin Community College around 7:15 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo does not provide lunch. Participants receive a discount on meals. However, they have to wait in line as a customer, and during busy times they might not have enough time to purchase a meal and eat. As a result, we encourage participants to bring their lunch.