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. Prior experience working with elementary school students in day camp or childcare settings is required. Formal training in biology, zoology, ecology, or environmental science is especially desirable. For summer 2019, we have eight open positions working with our campers in grades Pre-K-5th.
DATES: Mandatory planning/training June 3-7, camp runs June 10 through August 16, 2019. (No camp July 4th or 5th)
HOURS: 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, Monday – Friday. This is a day camp program without overnight activities.
SALARY: $14.00 - $18.00/hour, depending on experience, no benefits
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to use "ZooCamp Instructor Application" in your subject line! (Failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party.) Deadline: March 15, 2019.
Please, no phone calls. Due to the heavy volume of applicants, we apologize but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.