Camp Counselor (Seasonal) - Zoo New England


Job Description

Essential Job Functions
The role of the Camp Counselor is to assist the ZooCamp leadership staff in all camp activities, crafts, games, animal encounters, tours through the zoo, before and after care and all other aspects of camp. This position is for someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic, creative, and eager to learn. The applicant must be comfortable engaging children with educational activities and games.

Duties & Responsibilities
1. Assist in conducting summer camp for ages 3-13
2. Assist in before and after care for campers
3. Help in preparing and creating activities and crafts before and during camp
4. Learn about the animal collection at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo to be able to better teach campers
5. Work closely with Education volunteers and interns
6. Assume other duties as assigned by the ZooCamp leadership staff

Apply by: March 11 2019


Camp/Organization: Zoo New England

Location: Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo

Type of Position: General Staff

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $12/hr


Minimum Job Requirements
1. Must be 18 years or older
2. Available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week (8 hours/day) Monday - Friday
3. Previous experience working with children
4. Ability to work with children of all ages
5. Outstanding customer service skills, both internal and external
6. Ability to provide excellent customer service to ZNE customers, clients, and employees
7. Ability to work independently as well as in a team
8. A strong desire to deliver ZNE’s messages, mission, and goals to our visitors
9. Reliable transportation to and from work
10. Willingness to spend long periods of time outdoors
11. Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain

Preferred Job Requirements
1. Previous camp experience as a counselor
2. Previous experience working with multiple age groups
3. Previous experience with kids in an educational setting
4. Previous experience in an animal field
5. Current CPR / First Aid certification
6. A background in education, environmental studies or a related field
7. Bilingual

Hours, Location, and Term of Appointment
Hours: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo summer ZooCamp programs operate as recreational day camps, Monday – Friday. Counselors will be expected to work the full camp day including extended care for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Final schedule will be set prior to start date.
Location: Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA or Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA
Term: early June – late August


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