San Antonio Zoo
  • 30-Mar-2021 to 30-Apr-2021 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 10.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry including a zoo membership after 30 days of employment.

Spend your summer inspiring campers to secure a future for wildlife! As a Zoo Camp Counselor for San Antonio Zoo, you will help empower children to appreciate, protect, and understand the world around them. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise! If this sounds like your dream to use your knowledge and skills to be part of an organization sharing our passion for animal care, education, and conservation, apply today!


Zoo Camp Counselors are informal educators that enthusiastic ambassadors responsible for conducting educational zoo programs that inspire people to love, engage, act, and protect animals and the places they live. Summer programs include but are not limited to day camps, classroom presentations, and occasionally, day and evening tours. Educators carefully convey conservation messages in a fun way that is appropriate for participants.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.


  • Strong organizational and group management skills is preferred.
  • Strong desire to work with children grades K-5 in an outdoor setting is required.
  • Ability to work well with limited direction, alone or with a diverse team of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability and flexibility to accommodate the last-minute program, schedule changes with a positive and supportive attitude.
  • Basic knowledge of biology, zoology, and the ability to organize, plan, collaborate, and implement educational presentations.
  • Experience leading K-5 group programs such as camps, scouts, classroom presentations, and children's programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in education or conservation science is preferred.
  • At least (2) years of college coursework in life sciences, zoology, education, environmental interpretation, or equivalent experience.
  • Responsibility for completion of all online training curriculum by assigned deadline.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen.
  • Must be able to work in varying climate and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold)

Do you have the ability to work independently with minimal direction? Do you adhere to the highest ethical standards at all times? Do you have organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail? If so, then you might be perfect for this informal educator Zoo Camp Counselor position!


Camp Staff Mandatory Training Dates

Tuesday or Wednesday evenings in May and all day Saturdays in May

Camp Session

Monday through Friday

Start June 1st through August 20th

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