Camps and Classes Instructor I – Oregon Zoo
Position Title: Camps and Classes Instructor I – Oregon Zoo, temporary
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Salary: $12.00 hourly
Do you belong at the zoo? Are you looking to work in a fun, teamwork oriented environment? Would you enjoy working with co-workers who represent the diversity that the Portland community provides? And, do you thrive on performing a variety of job functions in support of animal care? If you would thrive in this type of work environment and could imagine arriving at the workplace each day to be greeted by a mountain goat at the entrance to a world class animal and wildlife conservation facility, the Oregon Zoo may be a perfect workplace for you.
Would you like to teach about the wild world of animals? The Oregon Zoo is committed to conserving the world's wildlife and habitats. Our education programs provide fun and exciting ways to share your commitment to this work and become part of a team of passionate and talented teachers. The zoo provides a wide variety of seasonal camps, classes and programs that promote conservation. We offer education programs throughout the year, but our busiest seasons are spring and summer. Apply now to join our team. Part-time and full-time seasonal temporary positions are available.
(Instructor I level)
These instructors implement existing program curriculum or non-formal education activities. They work in a team to teach thematic programs for participants of all ages using zoo exhibits, hands-on activities, animal bio-facts and discovery stations. Activities are taught using multiple learning styles in a non-formal educational setting. Instructor I staff utilize best practices in teaching and non-formal techniques and child/group management. Instructor I staff may be asked to assist in the assessment of learner outcomes. These positions may mentor youth or adult volunteers.
At the Oregon zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment.
All positions require that you be a minimum of 18 years of age. All finalists must complete a background check. A driving records check will be conducted for positions that have driving requirements.
Camp Counselors (Instructor I)
• 1 year experience working as part of a team of educators
• 2 years cumulative experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting
• 2 years cumulative experience beyond high school in elementary/middle school education, non-formal environmental education, zoology, biology or related field.
• 2 years experience working with children in formal or informal education, including child/group management
• Complete background check
• First Aid/CPR certification preferred (Zoo offers training opportunities)
• Food Handler's Card preferred (Zoo offers training opportunities)
• Inclusion experience with special needs children preferred.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.