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Roger William's Park Zoo is currently recruiting ZooCamp Counselors for the 2017 summer season. ZooCamp Counselors are responsible for supervising, guiding, and teaching children ages 6-10 as they learn about animals and experience the Zoo. ZooCamp counselors also mentor and evaluate teen volunteers, ages 12-17.
Mandatory Training Dates in May & June TBA.
Work Schedule: June 19th -- August 25th, Mon – Thurs 8 AM -- 4:30 PM, Fri – 8 AM – 5 PM
All ZooCamp Counselors will be scheduled for 9 out of 10 weeks of Summer ZooCamp. The week not scheduled will be considered “On Call”. Counselors “On Call” must be available to fill in on short notice in the event another counselors’ absence.
Completion or pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of one year of leadership experience working with children ages 6 - 10 and mentoring teens is required. Familiarity with informal education and summer camp environment strongly desired.
Skills and Aptitudes:
• General knowledge of natural history and conservation topics.
• Ability to make quick, responsible decisions and improvise when needed.
• High level of patience.
• Classroom and behavior management skills.
• Extremely strong communication, organizational and time management skills.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
ATTN: ZooCamp Counselor Search
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Roger Williams Park Zoo1000 Elmwood AveProvidence, RI 02907Phone: 401-785-3510Fax: 401-941-1325
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