Seasonal Camp Counselors facilitate summer camp programs June-August. Counselors create and present educational lessons, educational interpretation, including but not limited to, exhibit interpretation, animal interpretation, education animal presentations, formal and informal interaction with guests. Camp Counselors will provide information, in accordance with the Zoos goals, specifically: exceeding the expectations of the Visitors by providing friendly, outgoing, and mannerly services, and in accordance with the Zoos mission, specifically: conservation, education, science and recreation.
Develop high energy, cognitively appropriate and non-discriminatory lesson plans that match the Zoo’s mission to be used in the summer camp program.
Provide an enhanced camper experience through positive interactions with the students and creating teambuilding activities within the camp.
Demonstrate consistent conservation education messages in all interpretation areas.
Presents live animal demonstrations.Possess knowledge of all exhibit policies, procedures and animal safety issues. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Zoo’s animal collection and specific knowledge of zoo grounds.
Abide by all education animal handling guidelines and exhibit the highest standard of animal care. Answer questions and provide information to visitors in a manner that is welcoming and encourages repeat visits.
Handle guest concerns, and resolve problems in a manner that is polite, helpful and accurate. Looks for opportunities to be helpful to visitors and other employees.
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