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Camp Counselor

Posted: January 27, 2024 Expired: February 24, 2024
Zoo New England

Zoo New England

Camp Counselor

The Camp Counselor is responsible for assisting the Camp Director in the preparation and presentation of all aspects of ZooCamp including activities, crafts, games, animal encounters, tours through the zoo, and all other aspects of ZooCamp. This position is for someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic, creative, and eager to learn. The summer will be filled with children and animals so the applicant must feel comfortable in this setting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Assist in conducting summer camp for ages 4-13.
  1. Help in the preparation and facilitation of lessons and activities for up to 28 campers. This may include craft preparation and facilitation, leading games and teaching lessons.
  2. Assist with before or after-care for up to 20 campers.
  3. Ability to communicate with Zoo guests and provide excellent customer service and positive interactions with all Zoo guests, employees, and camp families.
  4. Learn how to handle select ambassador animals for use of camp/other animal encounters.
  5. Work collaboratively with Education volunteers, interns, CITs, and staff.
  6. Assume other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years or older
  2. Available to work 40 hours per week (8 hours/day) Monday-Friday
  3. Previous experience working with children such as, have at least four weeks experience as a junior counselor, have participated in structured group camping, or have at least four weeks experience in a supervisory role with children.
  4. Ability to work with children of all ages
  5. Outstanding customer service skills, both internal and external
  6. Excellent oral presentation skill
  7. Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  1. A strong desire to deliver ZNE’s messages, mission, and goals to our campers
  2. Reliable transportation to and from Stone Zoo
  3. Willingness to spend long periods of time outdoors
  4. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain
  5. Must agree to abide by all Zoo New England regulations concerning safety and conduct

Preferred Job Requirements

  1. Previous camp experience as a camp counselor
  2. Previous experience working with multiple age groups
  3. Previous experience with kids in an educational setting
  4. Willingness to learn how to handle select ambassador animals
  5. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
  6. Preferred candidates are usually enrolled in, or have completed, an undergraduate program or studies in zoology, education, biology, or a related field, or they have related life experience
  7. Current CPR / First Aid certification

Hours, Location, and Term of Appointment

Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm or 8:30 am – 4:30pm, 5 days/week, Monday – Friday

Location: Stone Zoo

Term: Maximum of 14.5 weeks, June 3 – August 23

Zoo New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer by Choice




How to Apply

Please apply online using this link:

Zoo New England
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180


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