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Zoo Camp Junior Counselor
Directly assists Zoo Camp Head Counselor with supervision of young campers. Assists in moving children through different areas of the zoo, being aware of their safety at all time. Assists in all aspects of a camp day including; assisting with crafts; playground supervision; restroom assistance and supervision; lunch and snack assistance and supervision; water play dressing and safety. Also assists Head Counselor in preparing snack and drinks, cleaning all work areas, supervising and collecting play equipment, assisting with morning and afternoon carpool.
To deliver on the Audubon mission, the Junior Counselor will:
Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality
- Move campers through the zoo grounds in an educational and safe manner. Utilizing the exhibits and animals to teach environmental education and responsible stewardship for the planet.
- Be responsible for all aspects of a zoo camp day including: assisting with crafts, playground supervision, restroom assistance, lunch and snack assistance and supervision, water park dressing and water play safety.
- Also oversees cleanliness of class area, inventory of play equipment and games, efficient non-wasteful use of educational supplies and assisting with morning and afternoon carpool.
Weave quality entertainment through the guest experience
- Assist and Implement activities that reflect the zoo's educational goals.
- Provide a positive and fun learning environment.
- Provide a safe environment and maintain discipline.
- Perform duties in a professional manner that reflects a positive role model for all.
Educate our diverse audience about the natural world.
- Maintain supplies, materials, and classrooms. Keeping things organized and being respectful of costs and waste.
- Oversee the health, welfare, and happiness of campers.
- Understand and encourage an appreciation of differences/diversity.
- Communicate accurate information about the zoo, its inhabitants, and conservation.
- Foster participation in positive environmental actions, both at camp and at home.
- Encourage scientific pursuits, interests, and study among campers.
- Maintain schedule of activities – be with assigned group at all times.
- Carefully observe campers behaviors and report to Camp Director or Director of Education.
- Communicate to parents in a positive and realistic way about observable behaviors. Seek support from Camp Director when problems arise. Complete written reports when necessary.
Experience: Proven skills in relating to children, ages 4 -11. Must be at least 15 years of age.
Excellent oral communication skills. Ability to follow instructions in the completion of day-to-day camp activities.
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