Summer Zoo Camp Instructor

Summer Zoo Camp Instructor

Position Summary  
The Zoo Instructor assists the Zoo’s education department by enthusiastically delivering hands-on, educational programming to children 3 to 12 years old.

Position Pay Range: Hourly rate of $9.00
Personnel Classification: Part-time / Seasonal

Principal Duties
• Delivers fun-filled, educational programs to summer campers
• Develops program itinerary for each camp
• Introduces program participants to a variety of small animals
• Represents the Zoo in a positive manner by maintaining a positive attitude and delivering exceptional customer service
• Actively contributes to positive guest experiences
• Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of campers
• Serves as a team player in the Education Department by supporting the department’s goals

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions
Primary work outside during the open season. Lifting and carrying up to but not to exceed 50 pounds. Will work directly with children and education program animals.

Required Qualifications
• Experience facilitating youth in informal education setting or related experience
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision
• Ability to supervise children

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Excellent organization, presentation, and motivational skills
• Strong interest in Zoo education with knowledge of wildlife and natural history
• Ability to convey accurate scientific information in a meaningful way to children and adults
• Ability to use a variety of interpretive techniques to convey information and transfer knowledge
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the public
• Excellent ability to make independent decisions and delegate responsibility and duties
• Ability to arrive to work on time and maintain a positive attendance record
• Ability to work a highly flexible schedule
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400