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San Francisco Zoo

Zoo Camp-After Care Assistants

SUMMARY: This is a position for creative, enthusiastic, hardworking individuals with a strong interest in working with children. You will supervise, entertain and assist Zoo Campers ages 4-14 while they participate in after camp activities. Successful applicants will be dependable, flexible, have a sense of humor, and a love for nature.

  1. Assumes all responsibility for supervision of the children who are enrolled in the after -care program.
  2. Designs and implements simple educational games and activities, using the items and resources available.
  3. Prepares and organizes materials needed for the after-care program.
  4. Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the after-care area.
  5. Ensures the safety of campers, staff and guests at all times.
  6. Provides excellent in-person customer service to Zoo Camp families.
  7. Ensures the safety of after-care campers.
  8. Communicates any problems or parent concerns to the Director of Education and/or Assistant Director in a timely fashion.
  9. 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.

  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, for the entire camp season between the end of May to the end of August.

            EDUCATION:

  • College level coursework in early childhood, and/or education preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE:
  • Some experience working with children (formal or informal teaching, babysitting, camps, tutoring, coaching, lessons, etc.)
  • Ability to present information to groups.
  • Successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • The San Francisco Zoo encourages bilingual candidates to apply.
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
  • Experience with children, particularly those with special needs a plus.
  • Ability to work well collaboratively and manage time efficiently.

 

 

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 often exposed to outdoor weather conditions. 

Salary: $13.00/hour

Note: After-Care Assistants are expected to work all assigned weeks unless specific days off are approved by the Zoo Camp director prior to employment.
 

Summer Zoo Camp will run Monday through Friday from June 5 through August 18, 2017.  Training will take place the week of May 29th.
This is a part-time position; hours are usually 3:30-6:00pm, but flexibility is appreciated.

 

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

 

Salary

$13.00/hour

How to Apply

Please apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org.  Please attach a cover letter with your resume.

San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA

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