Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Camps Coordinator. We have 1, Full-time, seasonal positions open.
Woodland Park Zoo is seeking a Camp Coordinator for the 2023 summer camp season. We offer day camps for ages 4-13 focused on conservation, building connections to nature, and exploring the animals of our world. Our wildly popular camps pull from our large community of the greater Seattle area. For a full description of our camp programs please visit our website.
We are looking for a Camp Coordinator dedicated to conservation and supporting educational programming. They should have experience with program management and camps or environmental
education. The ideal candidate will be an excellent multitasker, organized, patient, with excellent communication skills.
The Camp Coordinator works under the Children’s Program Manager to support camp staff and oversee daily operations of Monday-Friday camps. Summer camp season at Woodland Park Zoo lasts for 10 weeks, starting June 26 and ending September 1. This position runs March- mid September.
This position coordinates the onboarding process for the Camps & Classes staff and coordinates the daily and weekly camp schedules. This is a seasonal position that will end around September.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Support the Camp Instructors in day-to-day program needs.
- Coordinate and assist with Instructors training and onboarding.
- Coordinate the daily & weekly camp schedules for the three (3) different camp programs that are operating simultaneously on zoo grounds.
- Coordinate between departments at the zoo regarding the camp programs.
- Coordinate program equipment, materials, guest speakers, and facilities.
- Provide customer service to camper families before, during, and following the program.
- Respond to the needs of campers and instructors during the camp day.
- Ensure instructors and campers are following COVID safety protocols as determined by WPZ.
- Support instructors with and hold them accountable to camp program curriculum.
- Lead the end-of-summer closing procedures of the program, including implementing a participant feedback process.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of two (2) years combined education and/or experience working with children and coordinating camps and classes.
- Experience supporting youth of differing ability, motivational levels and learning styles.
- Ability and desire to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team within diverse teams and environments, while treating everyone with respect.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated organization skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize workload and remain flexible to changing tasks.
- 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.
- This position may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.
- 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.
Pay: $23 per hour
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant. This role is not remote. Successful applicants must live and work in Washington State to perform this role.
- 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.
Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required.
Temporary employees are eligible for the following:
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- 4 complimentary tickets per year plus other discounts and perks
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Sick Leave Accrual
- Working for an organization that cares about wildlife conservation!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.