Year-Round Full-Time Employment
Schedule and Salary
Days: 4 Days (TBD) and every Saturday
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salary: $50,000 - $62,950
Application Deadline: 12/15/17How to Apply
The Program Director of ZooCamps (ZC) develops and manages all aspects of OZ Summer (50 days), Thanksgiving (3 days), Winter Break (10 days), and Spring Break (10 days) ZooCamp programs in the lower Zoo and on the California Trail. This position recruits, supervises and trains ZooCamp staff, instructors and interns (usually about 45 individuals) in best practices for providing outdoor education and ZooCamp experiences, interpretation and program delivery, and educates camp staff and campers about conservation issues related to the year’s featured ZooCamp animal. The ZooCamps Program Director oversees all registration, scholarship, and budget planning related to the year-round zoo camp program. As an Education Specialist – Level ll, the ZC Program Director also teaches K-12 Education programs when not running camps. This position assumes a very strong leadership presence within the Education Department, and is responsible to support the Managing Director and other Program Directors in communicating and building support for the Education Department mission, vision and STEM pedagogy. He or she contributes to education strategic planning, designs and develops program-specific curricula and presents programs to visitors and others. The Program Director of ZC usually oversees 4-5 direct reports among the Education Specialists, as well as closely supervising the Assistant Program Director of ZC and the Program Assistant of ZC. Position is approximately 20%-30% teaching. 1.0 FTE
o Recruit, train and supervise hourly staff of 15-20 individuals, including instructors and interns.
o Create a master schedule for camp classes, including but not limited to; animal close-ups, song session, morning assembly, all camp games, behind
the scenes, lunches and breaks
o Work with instructors to resolve performance issues
o Maintain open & clear communication, including leading one staff meeting per week of camp
•Work with Managing Director and other Program Directors to set Zoo Camp vision, goals and objectives that support the mission of Education and the
Zoo. Evaluate overall program strengths and weaknesses
o Ensure professional and safe operation of the overall program as well as the safety of the campers
o Build and maintain a good rapport with ZooCamp parents.
•Work with other departments within the zoo – Marketing, Grounds, Security, Janitorial, Animal Care and Conservation
•Supervise camper registration, transfer and cancellation policies
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel for this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be required to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.How to Apply
P.O. Box 5238
9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605
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