Zoo Camp Interns Summer 2014 - Temporary Full Time




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

This is a Temporary, Full Time position. Summer Zoo Camp will run Monday through Friday from June 2, through August 15, 2014. Training will take place the week of May 27th. *No camp on Friday, July 4th.

Note: Interns are expected to work all assigned weeks unless specific days off are approved by the Zoo Camp director prior to employment. Must be able to work overtime; occasionally starting a shift at 7:45am.

The goal of this internship is to learn and successfully perform (under supervision) the duties and responsibilities of a Zoo employee in the Education Department, which include the following:

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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The San Francisco Zoo encourages bilingual candidates to apply.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, squat, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands for grasping, fine work and assembly, reaching, kneeling, or twisting. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to push/pull, crawl, taste, or smell. The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

SALARY: $10.74/hour

APPLICATION: Please apply via our website at www.sfzoo.org. Please attach a cover letter with your resume. EOE.