Zoo Atlanta lives by the phrase, "a fun place to work and
play," and is unique among workplaces in that our heart and soul
is the daily care of more than 1,000 animals from around the world.
Where else in the city can you go to work alongside giant pandas,
gorillas, elephants, and many more? Our mission sets us apart, and
every day at Zoo Atlanta is an opportunity for discovery, a chance to
contribute to conservation, and a way to make a difference in the
lives of the people of our community
Job Perks (Seasonal and Part-Time):
As a part-time Education team member, you will enjoy a fun fast paced
environment and great teammates as well as:
- Retirement Savings Plan (403b)
- Employee Assistance Program
- FREE park admission for family and friends
- Discounted pricing on individual and family education programs,
such as Safari Camp, Twilight Trek, NightCrawler, Survival Safari, and much more!
- Join the standby list for free behind-the-scenes
encounters with elephants, lemurs, giant pandas, aldabra tortoises!
- 50% off Zoo Atlanta memberships. Gift up to 5 others with 50% off
- Park discounts on food, gift shop merchandise, etc.
- Local discounts and free admission to partnering attractions, such
as the Georgia Aquarium, Dollywood, and more!
Job Title: Summer Safari Camp Educator
Reports to: Manager of School and Family Programs
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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
- Work in a team environment, creating a safe and fun experience for children.
- Help maintain clean and safe spaces and follow all safety protocols.
- Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Work with and mentor Volunteens (teenage volunteers)
- Perform other duties as required.