2023 Summer Camp Educator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-844002
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 15, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: May 22, 2023
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Job Description:

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 CampTwilight TrekNightCrawlerSurvival 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 Zoo membership.
  • 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

Department: Education

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 and parents.
  • 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.

Experience and Skills:

Schedule/Availability Requirements:

  • Normal Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday
  • Orientation (in person): Monday, May 22, 2023 - Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Camp: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023
  • 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 check and drug test
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have 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 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.