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Zoo Camp Guides - Seasonal

Posted: January 28, 2024 Expired: February 25, 2024
Little Rock Zoo
Little Rock
12 Year

Little Rock Zoo

Zoo Camp Guides - Seasonal

The Little Rock Zoo and the City of Little Rock are seeking qualified individuals to fill a multiple positions of Camp Guides, a seasonal position for the Zoo’s Zoofari camp summer season.  Camp Guides work with children aged 6 to 12 years old in the Zoo’s daily camp programs, supervising the children and engaging them is educational experiences at the Zoo.  Camp Guides must attend mandatory training days with the Zoo’s Conservation Education team.  Camp Guides must commit to a minimum of four weeks of summer camp (do not have to be consecutive), Monday-Friday. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Independently supervise, guide, and teach children ages 6-12.
  • Facilitate and actively participate in age-appropriate activities, games, and crafts in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Interact with caregivers, Zoo guests, volunteers, and other staff in a professional manner.
  • Collaborate with Camp Guide peers, and serve as a mentor for Summer Youth Employees (SYE) and teen program participants, using constructive feedback and co-teaching methods.
  • Explain and maintain camp expectations, redirecting campers, as needed, toward appropriate behavior.
  • Prepare daily materials and supplies, monitoring inventory and condition, to ensure items are available and ready to conduct scheduled programs and activities.
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessments, as needed.
  • Serve as a role model and leader for campers by creating a safe and fun camp environment, encouraging curiosity and self-expression.
  • Maintain clean and tidy camp spaces, which may include sweeping, wiping up spills, organizing and putting away materials, setting up or breaking down tables and chairs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of age-appropriate messaging and engagement techniques for children ages 6-12.
  • Knowledge of life sciences, exotic animal species, and conservation/environmental science.
  • Ability to deliver conservation/environmental education lesson plans that inform the campers about the Zoo and its conservation efforts.
  • Ability to facilitate programs and connect to diverse audiences of various ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and knowledge-levels in classroom sized groups.
  • Ability to collaborate with volunteers and communicate needs for assistance effectively during various camp activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups.

Experience Required

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of either one (1) cumulative year experience in teaching (formal or informal), interpretation, or camp facilitation; or two or more years of undergraduate coursework in science, education or a related area. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

How to Apply

Visit the City of Little Rock website or follow the link:

Camp Guide (seasonal) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

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