Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Apply now to join our education team as a Camp Instructor.
Working at Woodland Park Zoo is more than just a job – together, we save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your appreciation of animals and the natural world, contribute to global conservation, welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to join you in the cause, and work with a fantastic group of co-workers.
This position is responsible for the presentation of programs, experiences, and activities for the zoo’s camp programs for youths.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Facilitate and present engaging age appropriate curriculum to camp participants.
- Provide supervision and behavior management for campers.
- Plan and execute daily transitional activities, including songs and games.
- Facilitate reflection activities to ensure processing of curriculum content.
- Provide feedback on curriculum, programs, and activities.
- Respond to the needs of campers throughout the day.
- Provide crowd control, group management, and basic customer service.
- Maintain an environment aimed at the safety and well-being of camp participants following all safety protocols.
- Attend training sessions and scheduled meetings as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- One (1) or more years of combined education and experience in early childhood, natural science, or environmental education.
- Experience presenting thematically based interpretive programs or classes to audiences of all ages.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and creative problem-solving skills.
- Customer service experience.
- Ability to present creative, mission-driven programming.
- Possess general knowledge of zoology, ecology, and conservation.
- Ability to work a non-standard/flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.
- Flexibility in dealing with program delivery and changes in deadlines and operation protocol.
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- First Aid and CPR certificates
- This position may be required to lift up to 30lbs.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
WHEN WE'LL NEED YOU:
- This is a seasonal position beginning on June 14th and finishing on August 31st.
- Program operates Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm
- This is a seasonal, variable, hourly, non benefitted position
Want to know more? Read the full job description here!
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Application Directions: Applications accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Resume/work history required; Cover Letter preferred.
PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY MARCH 15TH 2021.
Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at email@example.com.
|Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.