Nashville Job Opportunities: Nashville Zoo Camp Counselor

Description: Nashville Zoo is seeking an upbeat, positive individual to instruct the summer day camp program for children ages 4-18.

The Camp Counselor would be responsible for facilitating age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, and games that focus on animals, conservation, and the environment. Occasional work on weekends, evenings and holidays may be required. Applicants must be available May 11th through July 31st, 2020.

Must be 18 years of Age or Older

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Instruct summer camps utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, and games

• Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for campers

• Communicate with other instructors, Education Department staff, teen volunteers, and zoo staff

• Communicate with camp management on supplies and materials needed for crafts and activities

• Other duties as assigned Skills: • Excellent communication, leadership, and time management skills; and the ability to work as part of a team

• Must work well without directsupervision

• Must have the ability to follow written and oral instructions

• Must work well with audiences of varying ages • Knowledge of basic teaching methods as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development • Computer experience, including use of Microsoft Office and digital media

• Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols

• Experience interacting with the public is required • Previous experience teaching or working in a camp setting is strongly desired Education: • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

• High school diploma or GED equivalent required

• Bachelor’s degree, or working towards a degree, in Education, Biology, Zoology, or other related field desired • Strong interest or background in history, museums, oral interpretation, or education desired Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

• Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit

• Ability to walk zoo grounds for long periods of time, up and downstairs, bend down, and ambulate quickly Employee Requirements:

Prior to hire, the successful candidate must:

• Submit to a criminal background check and drug screen

• Provide proof of a negative TB test

• Provide proof of a valid driver’s license Other Notes: Nashville Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. You will be contacted via email regarding the status of your application. No phone calls, please

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