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Palm Beach Zoo

Summer Camp Instructor

Summary:        

The Palm Beach Zoo is looking for enthusiastic people with teaching and/or child-care experience to help run our exciting summer camp!  Camp instructors participate in all aspects of the zoo’s summer camp program, including supervising campers, developing and presenting fun hands-on lessons, and assisting with animal encounters and campers’ zookeeping activities.

Responsibilities:   

  • Implement engaging hands-on camp activities including zoo tours, science activities, arts and crafts, animal encounters, songs and skits, and games for participants ages 5-10.
  • Provide high quality group management to groups of children of varying ages.
  • Provide direction to teen volunteers.
  • Organize and maintain camp supplies.
  • Provide information to general zoo visitors.
  • Handle and present live animals to groups of children of varying ages.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Coordinator / Education Programs Manager / Director of Education

Experience Required

Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a degree in the area of education, zoology, biology, recreation, or related field required. CPR / First Aid certification preferred. Certified teachers preferred. Knowledge: Working knowledge of the field of education, zoology, biology, recreation, or related field. Experience: Previous camp, education and/or science experience preferred. Ability to work well with people of all ages. Must be able to follow directions. Must be responsible, dependable, creative, flexible, and enthusiastic.

How to Apply

Please submit resume using one of these methods: • Email: education@palmbeachzoo.org • Fax: 561-585-6085 • Mail: Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405, Attn: Camp Coordinator The Palm Beach Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone: 5615330887

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