CALGARY ZOO Summer Camp Leader Full Time in Calgary, AB


Branch Calgary AB CA

Summer Camp Leader
Calgary, AB

Plan and present a weeklong summer camp program, including stories, crafts, games and activities to be run weekly for 8 weeks (July 4th – August 26th)….

Summer Camp Leader
Full Time, Limited Term: June 20 – August 26, 2016


  • Plan and present a weeklong summer camp program, including stories, crafts, games and activities to be run weekly for 8 weeks (July 4th – August 26th).
  • Present education programs and tours ensuring accuracy of information and the maintenance of the conservation message based on the Calgary Zoo’s mandate.
  • When necessary research and develop educational programming based on the direction of the Youth Program Coordinator.
  • Evaluate the program layout and content based on program performance.
  • Maintain consistent leadership and behaviour management of campers as necessary.
  • Work with partner leader with regards to teaching and camp techniques, zoological and botanical information.
  • Adhere to the Calgary Zoo’s policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain a safe, clean working environment for animals, visitors, and staff.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Possess a valid first aid certificate and clear criminal record check
  • At least two years background in natural history, zoology, biology and /or education acquired via university, college or other training facilities teaching natural history and conservation.
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the natural history of Alberta is an asset.
  • Knowledge related to The Calgary Zoo and its collection is an asset.
  • The ability to present information about nature and nature conservation in an entertaining and educational manner.
  • A keen interest in natural history.
  • Experience working with children and adults in a camp or zoo docent setting.
  • A background in any of the following is an additional asset: leading tours, storytelling, leading sing-a-longs, leading games and activities, and/or presenting zoo education programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that can be demonstrated.

Working Conditions:
This position requires considerable on grounds mobility where there are long periods of time spent on foot indoors and outdoors in all weather. Some lifting may be required.

What the zoo has to offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Discounts on food, beverage and merchandise
  • A complimentary zoo pass for you and your immediate family members
  • A fun work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals!

If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual we invite you to send your resume, along with a covering letter, in confidence, no later than May 24, 2016 . Please quote the position title in the subject line.

Human Resources
Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Rd NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7V6

NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE. Applicants are thanked in advance and advised that only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Working with children: 2 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-20
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