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2024 Summer Camp Educator

Posted: January 25, 2024 Expired: February 22, 2024
Zoo Atlanta
High School 1 Year

Zoo Atlanta

2024 Summer Camp Educator

Job Purpose: The Summer Safari Camp Educator position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. Specifically, summer camp educators facilitate learning for campers ages Kindergarten-8th graders (5-14 years old) using interactive, STEAM-based curriculum that showcases Zoo Atlanta’s work to conserve wildlife and wild places; how to protect our environment; and how every person can make a difference in these areas. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Enthusiastically engage campers by leading them through environmental and conservation education lessons, Zoo tours, hands-on projects, games and activities for age groups ranging from Kindergarten-Rising 8th Graders (5-14 years).

* Facilitate extended care games and activities with campers.

* Document all camp issues as needed including camper behavior and incidents.

* Complete assigned responsibilities including set-up, clean-up and program maintenance. Assist with daily check-in and check-out.

* Supervise lunchtime activities.

* Build and maintain a good working rapport with co-workers, campers and parents.

* Work in a team environment, creating a safe and fun experience for children.

* Help maintain clean and safe spaces and follow all safety protocols.

* Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.

* Work with and mentor Volunteens (teenage volunteers)

* Perform other duties as required.

Schedule - Must be available ALL dates

* Normal Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday

* Training (virtual): Thursday, May 16, 2024 - Friday, May 17, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

* Training (in person): Monday, May 20, 2024 - Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

* Camp: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024 (no camp July 4 & 5)

* Full time, seasonal, non-benefited

Experience Required

Qualifications: * Minimum of 1 year of experience with interpretation, formal or informal education in a zoological, museum, camp, school, non-profit or related setting * Experience working with children and families * Must be energetic, creative, responsible, and dependable and have an enthusiasm for wildlife and children. * Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions * Must be able to spend 50% or more of the workday standing/walking * Excellent oral communication skills required * Professional dress, appearance, and conduct * Must pass background and TB check * Must be at least 18 years of age and have spent at least one full year out of High School Education: * Must have High School or GED Diploma. * One year of college or professional experience in a related field. * Animal, science, or education academic training in a formal or informal setting preferred. Physical Demands: * Must be able to repeatedly lift and/or push 30 pounds. * Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions * Must be able to spend 50% or more of the workday standing/walking Misc: - This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

How to Apply

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: 4046245634

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