Summer Camp Counselor/Counselor Assistant

Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America Req #442
Friday, December 17, 2021
Camp counselors and assistants work together as a team to create a connection between campers and animals that will impact the campers desire to care for the natural world. Counselors lead lessons and activities both indoors and outdoors while monitoring camper safety and participation. Both are responsible for creating an exciting and welcoming environment through their enthusiastic pursuit of accomplishing camp goals and inspiring campers in the natural world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervises the safety of campers
• Collaborate on lesson preparation as directed by the curriculum and engage in educational discussions throughout camp
• Responsible for their group during the camp day, participating in all activities and monitoring camper participation and enjoyment
• Must work with other counselors and assistants as a team
• Respectful of camp schedule and is prompt and on time to activities
• Assists with camper drop off and pick up

• Counselors must be at least 18 years of age and Assistants must be at least 16 years of age
• Must commit to working at least 8 weeks between the dates of June 6-Aug 19
• Able to attend required Staff training on June 3
• Enjoys working with children
• Comfortable speaking in front of groups
• Demonstrates enthusiasm for goals and mission of Zoo Camp
• Strong leadership and collaborative skills
• Able to work independently and on a team
• Organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Customer service skills

Education and Experience:
• High school or higher
• Pursuing or has a bachelor’s degree in education or science related field is preferred
• Experience teaching in a formal or informal setting preferred
• Experience working with children ages 3-10 years

Physical Demands:
• Counselors and assistants will be outside, leading and participating in a variety of physical activities with campers. Counselors and assistants should be able to tolerate the heat for long periods of time, and able to walk throughout the Zoo multiple times a day

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $12.15
  • Max Hiring Rate $17.55
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  • Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America