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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is currently recruiting for 2017 TBZ Summer Camp Counselors. Camp counselors are responsible for teaching and supervising campers ages 5 to 14, as well as leading and evaluating the VolunTeen assistants. Summer Camp activities include discovery activities, science lessons and experiments, games and crafts, outings into the Zoo and behind the scenes tours, supervised lunches and snacks, and extended care.
Work Schedule and Requirements:
Experience and Education Requirements:
• pursuit or completion of a BA/BS degree in Education, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Animal Science, or related field from an accredited college or university
• minimum of 1 year supervisory and leadership experience with children ages 5 to 14
• experience with informal environmental education highly recommended
• general background in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Animal Science is necessary
• must be able to communicate effectively with campers, other staff, and camp families
• adaptable to schedule changes, responsible in emergencies, quick learner
• must demonstrate a high level of patience
• must be at least 18 years old
• pay is $10/hour with Seasonal Employee status
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or can join us at our job fair on Saturday, February 25th. Call #973-731-5800 ex. 103 for more information. Appropriate candidates will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview and teach a short lesson. Successful candidates will need to complete an Essex County Application with background check in order to secure employment.
Turtle Back Zoo560 Northfield Ave.West Orange, NJ 07052Phone: (973) 731-5800
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