How to Post Jobs

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, Certified Related Facilities, Commercial Members, and Conservation Partners may post free unlimited online job listings as a member benefit. Non-members can purchase job listings. How to post a job

Career Center

Interested in a career in AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums? Learn more about types of zoo and aquarium jobs and relevant education programs in our career center.

Friends of the National Zoo

Registered Nurse for Overnight Camp

Nature Camp

Friends of the National Zoo is looking for a Registered Nurse to work at their overnight camp at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. Applicants must have a valid Virginia or multi-state nursing license. Experience working with children in a school or camp setting is preferred.


  • Live on-site.
  • Serve as the primary Health Care Manager.
  • Facilitate the health care policy section of staff training.
  • Review and become familiar with all camp health history forms for staff and campers.
  • Meet with all campers and parents of campers taking prescription or
    non-prescription medications to review health history and ensure all forms are appropriately signed by a physician.
  • Staff and operate the infirmary.
  • Render competent first aid and medical care within the registered nurse scope of practice and administer medications accordingly.
  • Keep detailed records of all visits, injuries, and medications administered in the approved health record logbook.
  • Work with camp staff to ensure first aid kits are appropriately stocked.
  • Communicate frequently with camp Directors.


  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Registered Nurse’s license for Virginia or multi-state, including current certification in First Aid and CPR (must be obtained by June 1, 2017).
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting.
  • Responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and punctual. 
  • Ability to hike up to 4 miles a day in all weather conditions.

Term of Employment: June 29 – August 13, 2017

Stipend: Competitive stipend includes housing and meals.

Location and Lodging:
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.



How to Apply

All interested applicants should upload their resume and cover letter to

Friends of the National Zoo
Front Royal, VA 22630

Visit our website

Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site