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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:10 AM


Description Title: Summer Safari Day Camp Teacher

Department: Education Programs

Job Summary : Friends of the National Zoo is seeking experienced teachers to instruct elementary and middle school-aged children in week-long summer camps at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Applicants must have knowledge of natural sciences, love and appreciation for wildlife, and experience teaching children. This position is required Monday – Friday, 7:45 – 3:30. There will be a brief weekly staff meeting on Tuesday afternoons that may require teachers staying beyond 3:30pm.

Reports to : Summer Safari Day Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director

Job Requirements :
College degree

Background in education or environmental and wildlife topics preferred.

Experience teaching elementary-school children.

Abilities and Skills :
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong curriculum and lesson development skills.

Confident classroom management.

Ability to supervise children effectively in a public space.

Ability to work with and mentor teen volunteers effectively.

Organizational skills.

Detail oriented.

Team player.

Duties and Responsibilities : Summer Safari Day Camp Teachers manage all aspects of each camp to which they are assigned. The responsibilities of this position will include:

Lead full-day week-long camp(s).

Develop detailed, daily lesson plans using the FONZ template and submit for review at least two weeks prior to camp start date.

Provide varied, educational, hands-on experiences to campers utilizing Zoo resources.

Lead daily Zoo walks.

Supervise campers and class aides at all times.

Delegate tasks to teenaged class aides and give them a positive volunteer experience.

Keep all classrooms neat and organized.

Attend both mandatory training sessions (May 12 and May 19).

Other duties as assigned.

Contact to receive contract bid packet : Molly Luby, FONZ Assistant Camp Director -;

Application Materials: Request for Quote, cover letter, and resume Apply Now

• Location: District Of Columbia, Washington

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