Summer Camp Counselor

America's Teaching Zoo

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Teaching Zoo Operations Supervisor, design and conduct the Junior Safari Day Camp Program and similar programs at America’s Teaching Zoo.

•   Implement creative, interactive, and age-appropriate educational activities for zoo day campers between the ages of 6-17; prepare program specific learning-related materials. E

•   Assign animals to campers based on camper preferences, age, and experience to prepare weekly educational presentations and performances; demonstrate proper handling and give guidance to campers regarding safe animal handling practices.

•   Assist campers in designing presentations and with arts and crafts projects, games, and activities.

•   Provide information to parents and visitors regarding operations, registration procedures, and safety guidelines.

•   Communicate with and provide information to the public, media, and college personnel regarding the Junior Safari Day Camp Program.

•   Coordinate day camp activities with Exotic Animal Training & Management Program students and staff to ensure safety, compliance, and quality of educational experiences of day campers.

•   Train and provide work direction to Counselors in Training.

•   Ensure camper compliance with rules and regulations of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program and America’s Teaching Zoo.

•   Check-in and release day campers according to established procedures.

•   Provide for the physical needs of campers regarding hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, and first aid as needed.

•   Maintain camp facilities, classrooms, and picnic areas in a neat and orderly manner.

•   Operate office equipment including computers, printers, and copiers.

•   Perform related duties as assigned.

Job title: Zoo Day Camp Counselor (4)

Starting Salary: $18.57 per hour

Schedule: May 30, 2023, to August 11, 2023.

                 May 30 to June 3 - will be 20 hours/week for preparation.

                June 5 to August 4 - will be 40 hours/week

                August 7 to August 11 - will be 20 hours/week for debriefing and clean


Job title: Zoo Day Camp Counselor (1)

Starting Salary: $18.57 per hour

Schedule: May 30, 2023, to August 3, 2023, 18 hrs. per week 12:30-5:00 M-Th


Apply by deadline date: Monday, March 20, 2023

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Posted 2 months ago
moorpark, California
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
Entry Level