Summer Zoo Camp Instructors and Interns




Organization: San Francisco Zoological Society (AZA Member)
Location: San Francisco, CA, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

The Summer Zoo Camp Lead, Interns and Instructors are Temporary, Full Time positions. After-Care Interns are Temporary, Part-Time positions. Summer Zoo Camp will run Monday through Friday from June 3 through August 16, 2013. Training will take place the week of May 28th. The right candidates will be available to work through these dates.

Zoo Camp Instructor:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Designs class lesson plans that correlate with the theme and goals of the class.

Assumes all responsibility for supervision of the children who are enrolled in the classes and volunteers and/or interns who are assisting with the classes.

Researches and creates games, activities and crafts for class participants.

Implements and teaches lesson plans and activities.

Ensures the safety of campers, staff and guests at all times.

Interacts with Zoo guests and staff courteously and offers proper attention at all times.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree with a background in education, biology, zoology, environmental studies, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years of teaching experience, a teaching credential is a plus. Must have experience working with young children. Experience working with and giving guidance to youth and adult volunteers preferred.

Zoo Camp Intern:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assisting Zoo Camp Instructors to conduct Zoo Camp classes.

Assisting with the supervision of the children who are enrolled in the classes.

Under the direction of the Zoo Camp Instructor, preparing and organizing materials needed for classes.

Assisting with games, activities, and crafts for class participation.

Assisting with the implementation and teaching of lesson plans and activities.

Supervising teen volunteers.

Ensures the safety of campers, staff and guests at all times.

Interacts with Zoo guests courteously and offers proper attention at all times.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: College level coursework in biology, zoology, environmental studies, and/or education preferred; ability to present information to groups; and experience working with young children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

APPLICATIONS: To view all Summer Zoo Camp positions, job descriptions and to apply, please visit our website at www.sfzoo.org. Please attach a cover letter with your resume. EOE.