Sumatran Tiger

Seasonal Camp Counselor

Job Title:  Seasonal Camp Counselor

Rate: $13 hr.
Department: Learning Experiences
Dates: June 8 - August 9, 2023
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Camp Manager
Closing Date:  May 9, 2023
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Nature of Work

  • The primary function of the Camp Counselor is to implement informal education programs, located on Zoo Miami grounds, for various audiences attending camps.

Essential Duties

  • Leading educational lessons about natural sciences and wildlife;

  • Conduct engaging and age-appropriate Zoo tours, animal encounters, art & crafts projects, and other activities;

  • Setting up and storing program supplies.

  • Assigning duties to and coordinating teen volunteers;

  • Interacting with camper’s parents when appropriate;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/ Experience

Certified teacher with completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in education biology, environmental sciences or related field preferred with one-year minimum experience required working as an educator, camp counselor, after-school program leader, or similar related work experience.


  • Current Florida Driver’s License in good standing.

  • First Aid/ CPR Certified

Communication Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills / Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.

General Physical Requirements

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/ or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Balancing: Maintaining a body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist.

  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hand and feet.

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.

  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.

  • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Visual Acuity:

    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye.

    • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heaving equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to an indoor office environment climate condition and outdoor weather conditions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Applicants must mail or email their resume by May 9th to:

Zoo Miami Foundation
Re: Seasonal Camp Counselor
12400 SW 152nd ST, Miami Fl 33177