Assistant Camp Director
Salary: $20.40 – 20.96 per hour
Summary of Duties: Assists professional Zoo employees in planning, organizing and conducting a comprehensive program of community recreation activities; and does related work.
Distinguishing Features: The Assistant Camp Director assists the Camp Director and/or Education Curators in the coordination of camp activities and assistant assignments. They also have the responsibility to oversee the well-being of the instructors, counselors and campers.
Examples of Duties: Supervise and occasionally assist camp instructors, counselors and assistants in camp programs; assist in training the summer camp staff in the performance of their duties; assist the Education Curators in the coordination of the overall camp program. The Assistant Director may also act as a liaison between camp administration and the summer camp staff as well as the first point for parent questions/concerns. Maintain radio contact with all staff and security. Wear camp cell phone at all times. Handle all logistics for program, including check-in procedure, etc. Print out check-in sheets and schedules each day. Coordinate each camp and ensure that each is equipped with appropriate supplies. Keep staff on track. Maintain craft and snack areas.
Qualifications: College degree required with a background in biology, zoology, education or psychology. Experience as a camp instructor is required. The ability to learn the principles, practices and methods of organizing, conducting and directing camp activities; the use of facilities and equipment; administrative policies and procedures; the principles and techniques of first-aid; the ability to organize, instruct and participate actively in a wide variety of camp activities; the ability to prepare written reports; the ability to communicate and deal with other people and the ability to supervise volunteer workers. Excellent customer service skills are required. Bilingual is a plus.
The start date for the position is May 14th. Must be available for training from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th and for the entire duration of summer camp from June 11th – August 10th.
Physical Requirements: Strength to perform average lifting of less than 5 pounds and occasionally over 15 pounds; body agility and equilibrium for activities including touring and games; back and leg coordination for activities involving stooping, kneeling, and crouching. ZooCamp requires daily walks (a minimum of 30-45 minutes) through the Zoo and may walk 2 or more miles per day.
How to Apply: Interested individuals who meet the minimum requirements should e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected] , or by fax to (323) 644-4776.
Based on the number of responses received, the Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to pre-screen all resumes in order to arrive at a more a manageable candidate pool.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of March 5th. Interviews are in-person only.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., or until sufficient applications are received. Filing period may close at any time it is deemed a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Based on the number of responses received, the Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to pre-screen all resumes in order to arrive at a more manageable candidate pool.