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Summer Zoo Camp Lead Instructor

Company: Friends of Zoo Boise
Location: Boise
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Friends of Zoo Boise Our mission is to connect our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide. The 13-acre zoo is home to over 300 animals from 100 species, receives more than 340,000 visitors annually and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Zoo Boise is operated by Friends of Zoo Boise and the City of Boise s Parks & Recreation Department. Summer Zoo Camp Lead Instructor Position Overview: Summer Zoo Camp Lead Instructor supports Zoo Boise s wildlife conservation mission by managing, implementing and actively participating in education programs and staff that are imaginative, fun, hands-on, and focused on animals, ecology, and wildlife conservation through a multi-subject approach for children in grades PreK-7 for groups of 10-26 children. Reports to: Education Director & Education Specialist Schedule: May 11-22: Orientation & Training up to 40 hours over two weeks, Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm. Schedule flexible. May 26-29: Seasonal Instructor Staff Orientation & Training, Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5pm June 1-August 21: Summer Camps, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Responsibilities: * Implement pre-written lesson plans by delivering a creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experience * Utilize the zoo and the surrounding park to introduce campers to animals and nature through science projects, art, games, exploration and observation. * Prepare classroom, teaching materials & supplies and clean-up of pre-developed program activities. * May be responsible for handling of small education animals for programs. * Mentor ZooTeen camp assistants in the skills required to work successfully with young children. * Leave campers with a greater sense of ecological wonder, connection, respect and stewardship. * Be a supportive team member by sharing ideas, assisting others, and participating in staff meetings. Acting in a leadership role within your classroom, including: * Assisting with the mentoring and training of Camp Instructors * Coordinating Camp Counselor and ZooTeen volunteers * Directing daily check-in and out, including interacting with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner * Manage education program supplies, schedules, and support staff both paid and volunteer Experience Required Requirements Previous experience in Zoo Boise Summer Camps or similar day camp setting Pursuing or has received a degree in education, natural sciences or related field preferred. Communicates and interacts in a positive, professional, and team-oriented manner with various populations such as: colleagues, volunteers, students, general public and organizational partners. Enthusiastic about working with children of all ages, abilities and learning styles. Ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions and to traverse zoo property, bend, twist, stand, kneel, sit, walk, bend, stoop, speak and hear regularly for 8 hours. Committed to the wildlife conservation goals of Zoo Boise. Valid Driver s License, good driving record and reliable transportation. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. Pass a criminal history background check. Provide proof of negative TB test taken within the past calendar year before employment start date. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Perks Boise is ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in the USA with easy access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities. Salary Salary & Benefits: $12.00-$13.00 per hour and dependent on experience. How to Apply To apply, send cover letter, resum and references by March 31, 2020 to: Education Director Friends of Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Drive Boise, ID 83702 or email to No phone calls, please. Friends of Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Drive Boise, ID 83702 Phone: Visit our website Like us on Facebook Return to All Job Posts Edit your job posting General Settings * Title (limited to 100 characters) * * Description * * Experience * * Comments * * Salary * * Category Type * * * How should a candidate apply? * Example: the mailing address, email address, fax number or website the applicant should use to apply. * * Job Perks * Company Info * Company Name * * Address * * * * City * * State * * Zip * * Company Phone * * Company Fax * * Company Website * * Company Twitter Username * * Company Facebook Page * * About the Company * * Company Logo/Avatar * [IMAGE]Remove * JPG and GIF only, recommended size of 100x100 pixels. Contact Info Please enter your contact information below. This is for communication purposes only and will not display on your listing. * Name * * Email * or Cancel [IMAGE] Submitting your job posting... Join over 6,000 zoo and aquarium professionals worldwide

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