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Summer Day Camp Counselor
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:00pm
Website:Lehigh Valley Zoo
Do you have a passion for working with kids? Have you always really loved animals? This is the job for you! The Lehigh Valley Zoo is currently looking for a high energy individual to run our summer Zoo Camps. Every week, Zoo Camp will have a different theme and corresponding conservation message. The Lehigh Valley Zoo will be running two separate camps, The Bugs camp which will encompass ages 6-8, and the ‘Roos ages 9-11. Camp counselors will not be able to choose which camp they run, so a willingness to work with all ages is a must! Working at the Lehigh Valley Zoo will give you the unique opportunity to work with animals as well as with kids.
- Conduct all day Zoo Camp programs including games, activities, crafts, and presentations, and managing upwards of 10-20 children with assistance.
- Set up and cleanup of all classroom and outside spaces used each day.
- Account for all necessary supplies and documentation.
- Applicants will have to have successfully completed or are working to complete a college degree in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, or other related fields.
- Applicants will need to be available Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. All weekends are off as well as the week of July 3-7, as there will be no camp that week.
- Experience and/or interest in working with children ages from 5-14 years old.
- Must have strong communication skills.
- Successful completion of a background check and Child Abuse check
- Willingness to handle a variety of animal species and give brief, yet informative presentations.
- Ability to acquire Background checks and Criminal history checks.
- Candidates will be required to lift and carry at least 25lbs.
- Candidates will need to be able to lead nature hikes on various terrain for up to at least 1 hour.
- Able to be on feet for extended periods of time.
- High energy and passion for conservation education.
Director of Conservation Education
Zoo Camp will last for 7 weeks: June 19-August 11. Must be available before June 19.
How to Apply:
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Stephanie Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org