Summer Camp Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-807115
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: April 05, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Summer Safari Camp Educator

Department: Education

Reports to: Community & Camp Programs Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Grade: 4

Job Status: Seasonal/Hourly


Job Purpose: The Summer Safari Camp Educator position advances the mission of Zoo Atlanta by creating experiences that engage, educate and energize program participants to action. Specifically, summer camp educators facilitate learning for campers ages Kindergarten-8th graders (5-14 years old) using interactive, STEAM-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 Kindergarten-Rising 8th Graders (5-14 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.
  • Help maintain clean and safe spaces by sanitizing all materials daily, ensuring all participants (including self) are wearing masks at all times, and encouraging campers to socially distance when and where possible.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Work with and mentor Volunteens (teenage volunteers)

Perform other duties as required.

Experience and Skills:

Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • Normal Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday
  • Orientation: Monday, May 23, 2022 – Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Virtual: Monday, May 23, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • In-person: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – Friday, May 27, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Camp: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – Friday, July 29, 2022
    • Full time, non-benefited
    • Must be available ALL dates



  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with interpretation, formal or informal education in a zoological, museum, camp, school, non-profit or related setting
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Must be energetic, creative, responsible, and dependable and have an enthusiasm for wildlife and children.
  • Must pass background and TB check
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and spent at least one full year out of High School
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Excellent oral communication skills required
  • Professional dress, appearance, and conduct
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to get a weekly COVID-19 test



  • Must have High School or GED Diploma.
  • One year 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.