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Summer Camp Instructors 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Category Learning & Innovation  
Reports To Supervisor, Programs Support  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Pay Rate $16.00 per hour  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
About the Organization Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting the standard for zoos all over the world. We connect people with wildlife and hit them in the heart with a visceral reminder of what's at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.

Join us on our mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.  
Description

Do you find joy in spending time with children? Do you care deeply about animals and conserving their habitats? If you’re looking for a fun summer job that can really make a difference on personal and global level, consider joining us for a wild summer at the zoo! Come be a key player in discovery and connecting the next generation with wildlife and the earth through play. Help lead campers in activities, games, crafts and zoo tours designed to teach environmental education concepts, connect children with nature, and inspire conservation actions.

What would you be doing?

Camp Instructors utilize two pre-determined curricula to teach environmental education concepts and connect children with nature. Instructors are part of a dynamic team including instructors, assistants and volunteers. Instructors are responsible for leading their group toward a week of learning and fun. Each team teaches 10-14 children each week, depending on the program and age of the campers.

Why work with us?

  • You would love the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and the world.
  • You care deeply about wildlife and conservation.
  • You see value in working with diverse student populations.
  • Immersing yourself in nature is important to you.
  • You enjoy team-teaching.
  • You want to learn strategies, preferences and group management skills that you will be able to apply towards your career goals.
  • You would love to connect with a network of professionals who share your values.

What qualities do we look for in camp staff?

  • People with a passion for education and learning.
  • Are you silly? So are we! The ability to get silly with our campers is wonderful!
  • People who are excellent communicators
  • A background in the natural sciences, either through schooling of life experiences.

When do we need you? Please check each program's schedule before you apply!

What camp program would I be working with? We will be asking you for your program preferences in the application. Please be sure to review each program's details and schedule requirements before filling out the application!

Interested? You can read the full job description here; be sure to check out https://www.zoo.org/camps for more information! We can't wait to hear from you!

Zooper Camp

KINDER CAMP HALF-DAY PROGRAM DETAILS:

Kinder Camp: lead an exciting blend of games, activities and opportunities to observe zoo animals for early learners!

Ages: 3-4

The ability to work all dates and times listed below is required for the Kinder Camp Full-Day Program Instructors:

  • June 8 and June 15, 2019 – Weekend required trainings (full-day)
  • June 17 - 21, 2019 Training week, full-time approx. 40 hours
  • June 24 - August 30, 2019: Mon-Fri, mornings, approx. 25\(No camp July 4)

ZOOPER DAY CAMP DETAILS:

Zooper Day Camp is our most popular camp, offering two exciting themes each summer!

Ages: 4-9

The ability to work all dates and times listed below is required for Zooper Day Camp Instructors:

  • June 8 and June 15, 2019 – Weekend required trainings (full-day)
  • June 17 - 21, 2019 Training week, full-time approx. 40 hours
  • June 24 - August 30, 2019: Mon-Fri, approx. 35-40 hours/week (No camp July 4)

DISCOVERIES DAY CAMP DETAILS:

Discoveries Day Camp is offered in partnership with Seattle Children's Theatre Drama School, Discoveries Day Camp offers a blend of creative drama and environmental education for children ages 5-7. To get an idea of the creative drama programming Seattle Children’s Theatre provides, you can visit their website at www.sct.org/school/classes.

**At least two years creative drama/theatre experience required for Discovery Day Camp Instructors**

Ages: 5-7

The ability to work all dates and times listed below is required for Discoveries Day Camp Instructors:

  • June 8 and June 15, 2019 – Weekend required trainings (full-day)
  • June 17 - 21, 2019 Training week, full-time approx. 40 hours
  • June 24 - August 23, 2019: Mon-Fri, approx 35-40 hours/week (No camp July 4)

ZOO UNIVERSITY DETAILS:

Zoo University: In Zoo U, children ages 10 -14 study more advanced subjects while playing exciting, topic-based games and making new friends at the zoo.

Ages: 10-14

The ability to work all dates and times listed below is required for Zoo-U Instructors:

  • June 8 and June 15, 2019 – Weekend required trainings (full-day)
  • June 17 - 21, 2019 Training week, full-time approx. 40 hours
  • June 24 - August 30, 2019: Mon-Fri, approx. 35-40 hours/week (No camp July 4)

Zoo U

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at www.zoo.org; no other forms of application will be accepted. Please include your experience working with children as well as the program you are interested in within your cover letter! Cover letter, resume and a list of references are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before), or until filled -- apply now!

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

 
Close Date  
Number of Openings 20  
Shift Days  
Req Number EDU-19-00002  

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