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Under the direction of the Education Specialist - Children & Family Engagement and Education Program Manager, this position will facilitate Summer Safari Camps, which are weekly themed day camps scheduled throughout the summer months. Children ages 3 years through 7th grade may participate in Summer Safari Camps. Camp Educators will promote the Zoo’s mission, goals and objectives; and create a positive learning experience for children.
This is a seasonal position with both three-quarter time and full-time opportunities.Three-quarter time employees must be available to work between 28-33 hours per week. Full-time employees must be available to work 40 hours per week. Days of the work week will be Monday-Friday. Hours may fluctuate depending on staff needed to fulfill adult:child ratios each week.
Employment dates: May 24 - August 13, 2021
The following duties are normal for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
May be assigned teen volunteers, “Zoo Crew”
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Progress toward a degree or recently graduated from a college or university majoring in education, environmental interpretation, theater, biology, zoology or related field.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate to all ages of children, parents and staff. Bilingual is a plus.
All normal computer business skills required (Google – Drive/Docs/Sheets/Forms). Must be able to effectively operate an iPad on a daily basis.
Valid Photo Identification (motor vehicle license/passport)
May need to provide proof of current vehicle insurance
Ability to obtain:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to bend, twist, lift >20 pounds
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces such as hills, grass, mud, gravel, etc.
Ability to be outside in all weather including extreme heat and rain
Ability to function in all types of weather. The majority of the job involves being outside.
Complete the Blank Park Zoo online application and attach a cover letter and resume: