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JOB TITLE: EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)
REPORTS TO: CAMP COORDINATOR
Responsible for teaching Summer Campers during the 2019 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 3 – August 16, 2019). Schedule varies by program. This is a non-benefited, seasonal position. During the camp day, campers are divided by grade level (PreK-12th grade) and each group has two lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. Campers have the option to register for extended care in AfterCamp, which is mixed grades. The instructor to camper ratio is 1:10 for all programs. This position requires a high level of energy and enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work with groups of all ages in both in and outdoor settings.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead full and partial day camp programs at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for children ages Pre-K through 12th grade.
• Responsible for teaching curriculum including crafts, activities, and Zoo tours.
• Prepare program areas, classrooms, materials and supplies before and after programs. Keep program areas, classrooms, supplies and storage areas neat and organized.
• Interact and communicate positively and professionally with all participants and parents regarding zoo programs.
• Responsible for supervision of teen volunteers.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• B.A. /B.S. in Biology, Education or related field preferred.
• At least one year of teaching experience in a classroom, non-formal science center, zoo or nature center required.
• Must have strong organizational skills.
• Must be able to respond in a calm manner to emergencies.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Must display a high level of customer service skills and a positive and professional attitude. Must have a desire to engage and work with large groups of children and adults. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management and other employees.
• Must be flexible and willing to assist with a variety of teaching and administrative duties.
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk long distances.
• Must be able to work outside.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Successful candidates must complete pre-employment drug screening, background check and TB test
The Dallas Zoo Education Department is a vital part of the Conservation & Education Division, along with the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, Volunteer Services, and the Conservation Science Departments. The Dallas Zoo’s mission is “Engaging people and saving wildlife.” In support of this mission, the intended outcomes established by the Education Department are that participants in our programs will understand their connection with nature, adopt behaviors on behalf of the environment, and be inspired to care for wildlife and wild places. Additionally, the Dallas Zoo Education Department has established program standards which apply to each program developed and delivered by the department. These standards are: learners are actively involved; programs utilize our living animal collection; they create an environment that fosters positive connections with nature; they are science-based and they are conservation-oriented.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.
EOE M/F/D/V www.dallaszoo.com
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