The Educator/Guide, under direction, educates and interprets the San Diego Zoo Global's plant and animal collection for students enrolled in summer camp. Student ages range from 4 to 18. These are short-term summer positions that last 2 to 3 months. Educators must be skilled at delivering content with FUN in mind, have strong behavior management skills, and use a positive approach to all challenges associated with teaching. Experience as an elementry school teacher is required. Experience teaching art to children is preferred. The Zoo's camps are inclusive and we welcome children with special needs. Summer staff does NOT handle animals. Qualified candidates understand and practice the solid principles of teaching and learning theory. They poses skills that motivate students to be curious about nature. Selected candidates will experience an 8 day paid training period and teach student for 7 weeks. Applicants must be available to work from Mid-June to Mid-August, Monday-Friday. Hours will vary from 2-40 per week based on class enrollment. A valid California driver license is required for some assignments.
(Updated and extended 4/15/13)