Educator and Camp Program Coordinator

Educator and Camp Program Coordinator

Position: Educator and Camp Program Coordinator, full-time

Reports to: Assistant Directors of Education

Supervises: Camp counselors, interns/volunteers, seasonal staff

Coordinates with: Education Coordinators, Volunteer Manager, other full-time Education Department employees, and other zoo staff 

Summary of Responsibilities:

A highly motivated individual responsible for developing and supervising all summer and school’s out zoo camps. This individual also assists in presenting quality educational programs on and off site and is committed to providing exceptional customer service at all times.

  • Assist the Zoo in fostering an appreciation of wildlife and their habitats that will inspire active participation in conservation. 
  • Assist management in ensuring safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all areas of the operation of the Zoo. 
  • Be available as per business needs including occasional holidays and after hour events
  • Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures and safety protocols for the department and the Zoo.
  • Supervises the development, implementation, and day-to-day operations of all Summer and School’s Out Camp programs, including but not limited to, curriculum development, capacity and safety guidelines, parent communication, budgeting, student behavior and discipline
  • Coordinates offsite summer camp partnerships
  • Responsible for the orientation, training, scheduling and supervision of all camp counselors 
  • Presents educational programs on-site as needed 
  • Presents Zoo-On-Wheels programs, traveling off-site as needed 
  • Assists in supervising, training and evaluating Education volunteers and interns 
  • Coordinates programs with other departments as needed 
  • Communicates effectively with both adults and children in both group and individual settings. 
  • To treat with confidentiality all information entrusted or known by you regarding guests, animals, business, employees, volunteers, incidents and any other sensitive information and to discuss it only with the proper management representatives. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, biology, environmental science, zoo science, animal science, or related field. 

  • Work Experience: At least two years prior educational experience at an environmental education center, zoo, or similar setting. Experience working with children in a day camp, or similar program structure. Experience with people with special needs. Experience in animal handling.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which will include some evenings, occasional holidays and weekends
  • Experience building and sustaining effective and productive relationships with peers, volunteers and sources of influence within an organization 
  • Demonstrated prior experience requiring the application of independent judgment and discretion 
  • Excellent public speaking skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, facilitating interaction between visitors and zoo staff 
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills. 
  • Must be proficient with word processing programs, and Google based applications 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Identification: A valid Driver’s license/State ID or Passport and second form of valid identification is required. Ability to pass background and child abuse clearances.

Wages: 17.50 to 18.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Educator and Camp Program Coordinator - Application