Lead Camp Counselor (FT, Temp)

San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio, Texas
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Last Date to Apply
Get ready for a wild camp season! Starting early March, kick off the Zoo Camp season during Spring Break’s Nature Adventure program before shifting to the summer sessions’ curriculum, camp counselor training, and learning all about the zoo. Once the summer’s elementary and middle school camp programs begin in late May, the Lead Camp Counselor will support daily camp operation, from chatting with parents, assisting Camp Counselors with group management, presenting animal ambassadors, and restocking supplies, to leading activities and subbing in camp groups – and everything in between!
• Available full-time hours March, 2023 though August 25, 2023, including Monday- Friday, 7:30a – 4:30p in June, July, and August. • Open availability in May to attend all camp staff training sessions, including a revolving schedule of days, evenings and weekends. • Strong organizational and group management skills. • Strong desire to work with children grades K-5 in a fun, high-energy, outdoor setting. • Strong desire to provide support to peers and coworkers in a day camp setting. • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. • Strong communication skills; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely with children, parents, and team members. • Interest, proficiency and motivation to work independently and as part of a team, without continuous guidance from leadership. • Ability and flexibility to accommodate last-minute program and schedule changes with a positive and supportive attitude. • Basic knowledge of biology, zoology, and the ability to organize, plan, collaborate and implement educational presentations. • Experience leading, engaging, and managing elementary-aged group programs e.g. camps, scouts, classroom presentations, children’s programs. • Two years paid experience in a camp or zoo/aquarium education department setting preferred. • Ability to speak fluent Spanish, preferred. • Responsibility for completion of all online training curriculum by assigned deadline. • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen. • We enjoy year-round operation for all staff, must be available day, nights, weekends, and occasional special after-hour assignments.
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Angie Peredo
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