ZooCamp is a summer day camp program run by the Education Department at Oakland Zoo. Each session is one week long and programs repeat multiple times each summer. The ideal candidate for this position has a love for young children and animals, and is a self-starter.
DATES: Mandatory planning/training June 3-7, with additional hours of animal handling in the weeks prior. Camp runs June 10 through August 16, 2019. (No camp July 4th or 5th)
HOURS: Morning Camp Assistant hours are 7:45 am – 1:15 pm, Monday – Friday
Afternoon Camp Assistant hours are 11:45 am – 5:45 pm
SALARY: $14.00 - $18.00/hour, depending on experience, no benefits
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oakland Zoo was founded in 1922 by naturalist Henry A. Snow. In 1936, Henry's son, Sidney, established the nonprofit organization East Bay Zoological Society, which was originally known as the Alameda County Botanical and Zoological Society. The East Bay Zoological Society operated and managed the Zoo for the City of Oakland from 1982 until August 2017, when it was renamed the Conservation Society of California to better reflect the Zoo’s evolving purpose and mission in its commitment to conservation.