Camp Guide(s)

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00pm



Houston, TX
United States

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Job Description:

As a Camp Guide or Lead Guide you will:

  • Lead interesting and engaging on-grounds experiences with campers
  • Support the Zoo’s mission and Take Action Initiatives by modeling conservation behavior
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all campers in your group from drop-off through pick-up.
  • Have Fun!

Minimum qualifications are:

  • At least 18 years old and able to provide documentation to work in the USA
  • Completion of 2 years of college coursework, preferably in science or education or equivalent experience
  • At least 6 months working with children in an informal or formal setting
  • Able to attend all required training (dates below)
  • Able to work at least 4 weeks during the summer from May 29- August 11, 2017 and at least one weekday during year-round school break camps
  • Pass a background check and drug screen testing
  • Must be able to walk or stand outdoors 65% of the time in all weather conditions.
  • Work Shifts all Monday – Friday
  • This summer, we have added before/after care, so a variety of shifts will be available.  The majority of shifts available are from 8-5 and the rest will be based on registrations.
    • 7AM-Noon
    • 7:30AM-1:30PM
    • 8:00AM-5:00PM (All Lead Camp Guides will work this schedule)
    • 8:30AM-5:30PM

Application Deadline:

  • Friday, February 10

Audition/Interview Dates:

  • Thursdays, February 16 or 23 at 5PM
  • Saturday, February 25 9AM

Training Dates:

  • 2-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday
  • May 6-7 or May 13-14 9:30AM-3:30PM


How to Apply:

Visit to download an application

E-mail resume and completed application to

Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer