Zoo Camp Lead Summer 2014 - Temporary Full Time




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

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. - There will be additional training for this position in early May.

Note: The individual in this position is expected to work all assigned weeks unless specific days off are approved by the Zoo Camp director prior to employment.

SUMMARY: To assist in the daily operation of Zoo Camp through the Education Department.

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

Assist the Zoo Camp Director with daily activities during camp hours.

Assist with the training of new and returning Zoo Camp staff.

Order and obtain supplies used for the Zoo Camp program.

Supervise Zoo Camp staff.

Communicate with parents/guardians on a daily basis.

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.

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: Bachelor's degree with a background in education, biology, zoology, or environmental studies, preferred.

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The San Francisco Zoo encourages bilingual candidates to apply. CPR and First -Aid certification preferred. Experience working with children with special needs a plus.

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: $17.50/hour

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