Detroit Zoological Society
  • Education - Seasonal
  • Royal Oak, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal - Full Time

The Detroit Zoological Society is currently accepting resumes for seasonal positions for our Summer Safari Camp Program. As a member of the Education Team, staff will work with guests of all ages delivering educational programs promoting the Zoo's mission.

Responsibilities Include:

The chosen candidates will assist during the Zoo's Summer Safari Camp program and other education endeavors. Responsibilities include: assisting with groups of 10-15 youth, grades K-12, on tours throughout the Zoo, craft projects, assisting with hands-on activities, games, singing and interacting with other staff and guests. Programs are held mainly outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions. All candidates must attend training (June 18-22) prior to the start of camp and be available for the entire 8 weeks of camp (June 25-August 17).


  • Completion of or enrollment in a Bachelor's degree program in General Science, Education, Zoology, Biology or other closely related field OR completion of a High School Diploma with two years of experience in a large zoological institution or a youth organization preferred. (Must be over 18 years of age.)
  • Familiar with concepts and issues of biology, environmental or life sciences, animal welfare and husbandry, and similar disciplines preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with diverse audiences.
  • Must be available for the entire camp season, June 10 through August 18.
  • Must hold a valid operator license with an excellent driving record, chauffer license preferred.
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certification preferred
  • Must be available for a flexible work schedule that may include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Work Environment: Work will be performed in an outdoor environment in various conditions. Employees must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. While performing the duties of these jobs, the employee is exposed to seasonal weather conditions and the total Zoo environment. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. The employee must be able to lift and move 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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