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The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College- posted 2/5/2024

Moorpark, CA

Zoo Day Camp Counselor (Temporary Assignment)

Salary: $19.32 Hourly
4 Full-time positions available and 1 part-time position available

Full time Schedule: May 28, 2024 to August 9, 2024 
May 28, 2024 to June 1, 2024: 30 hours per week for preparation.
June 3, 2024 to June 28, 2024: 40 hours per week.
July 1, 2024 to July 3, 2024: 24 hours per week.
July 8, 2024 to August 2, 2024: 40 hours per week.
August 5, 2024 to August 9, 2024: 20 hours per week for debriefing and cleaning.

See full job post for Part-time schedule.


Develop, design, and implement creative, interactive, and age-appropriate educational activities for zoo day campers between the ages of 6-17; prepare program specific learning-related materials.  E

Assign animals to campers based on camper preferences, age, and experience for the purpose of preparing weekly educational presentations and performances; demonstrate proper handling and provide guidance to campers regarding safe animal handling practices. E

Assist campers in designing presentations and with arts and crafts projects, games, and activities. E

Provide information to parents and visitors regarding operations, registration procedures, and safety guidelines; review and collect day camp forms and fees.  E

Communicate with and provide information to the public, media, and college personnel regarding the Junior Safari Day Camp Program. E

Purchase food and supplies and track expenses for the zoo day camp.  E

Coordinate day camp activities with Animal Care and Training Program students and staff to ensure safety, compliance, and quality of educational experiences of day campers. E

Train and provide work direction to counselors in training. E

Ensure camper compliance with rules and regulations of the Animal Care and Training Program and the Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. E

Check-in and release day campers according to established procedures. E

Provide for the physical needs of campers with regard to hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, and first-aid as needed. E

Maintain camp facilities, classrooms, and picnic areas in a neat and orderly manner. E

Operate office equipment including computers, printers, and copiers. E

Operate vehicles to pick up and deliver food and supplies. E
Perform related duties as assigned.

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