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Camps Instructor 

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Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Camps Instructor! We have 40, full time, seasonal positions open. 

This position is responsible for the presentation of programs, experiences, and activities for the zoo’s camp programs for youths. This is a seasonal position that will end in August. 

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 within diverse teams and environments, while treating everyone with respect.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams, and to complete online timesheets. 
  • Ability to listen patiently and attentively, ability to express self clearly and effectively, and ability to adapt communication based on audience and purpose with inclusivity.
  • Ability to employ best practices associated with position, with an approach to accuracy, while displaying an on-going commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • First Aid and CPR certificates

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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. 

Pay: $20/hour 

REQUIREMENTS

COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • As of November 24, 2021, employees working on or accessing zoo grounds are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by your first day of employment.
  • People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Resume is required, cover letter is optional but preferred. 

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 careers@zoo.org.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number LEA-22-00004  
EOE Statement 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.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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