Summer Camp Instructor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-616976
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 17, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Zoo Atlanta Job Description

Job Title: Summer Camp Instructor

Department: Education

Reports to: Community & Camp Programs Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Seasonal

Job Purpose: The Summer Camp Instructor position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. Specifically, summer camp instructors facilitate learning for groups ages Pre Kindergarten-Rising 8th Graders (4-14 years) years old using interactive, STEM-based curriculum that showcases Zoo Atlanta’s work to conserve wildlife and wild places; how to protect our environment; and how every person can make a difference in these areas. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically engage campers by leading them through environmental and conservation education lessons, Zoo tours, hands-on projects, games and activities for age groups ranging from Pre-Kindergarten-Rising 8th Graders (4-14 years).

  • Facilitate extended care games and activities with campers.

  • Document all camp issues as needed including camper behavior and incidents.

  • Complete assigned responsibilities including set-up, clean-up and program maintenance. Assist with daily check-in and check-out.

  • Supervise lunchtime activities.

  • Build and maintain a good working rapport with co-workers, campers and parents.

  • Work in a team environment, creating a safe and fun experience for children.

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.

  • Supervise & mentor Volunteens (teenage volunteers)

  • Perform other duties as required.

Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • Normal Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday

  • Orientation: May 21 - May 25, 2018

  • Camp: May 29 - August 3, 2018

  • Full time, non-benefited

  • Must be available ALL dates


  • Previous experience teaching or managing children required; either in a formal or informal environment

  • Excellent oral communication skills required

  • Leadership and customer service experience.

  • Must be energetic, creative, responsible, dependable and have an enthusiasm for wildlife and children.

  • Willingness to work around animals, including snakes and other reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates.

  • Be able to provide excellent customer service to all zoo guests, including parents, teachers, chaperones, etc.

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Must pass a background and TB check

  • Must be at least 20 years of age


  • Must have High School or GED Diploma.

  • Must have at least 1 years of college or professional experience in a related field.

  • Animal, science, or education academic training in a formal or informal setting preferred.

    Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and/or push 50 pounds.


  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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