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Ventura County Community College District
  • Position Number: 1883624
  • Location: Moorpark, CA
  • Position Type: Other Administrative Positions

Zoo Day Camp Counselor - Temporary Assignment

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $15.60 - $21.51 Hourly

Job Type: Seasonal Part-Time Classified

Job Number: 2020-ZZZZZ

Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA

Department: MC - Student Learning

Closing: 4/6/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

This recruitment is being conducted to fill temporary, part-time assignments at Moorpark College. This recruitment is not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made.

Under general supervision of the Teaching Zoo Operations Supervisor, design and conduct the Junior Safari Day Camp Program and similar programs at America's Teaching Zoo. For Junior Safari Camp details, see:

Schedule: June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020
June 01, 2020 to June 5, 2020 will be 20 hours/week for preparation. Days arranged once all Counselors are in place.
June 8, 2020 to July 31, 2020 will be 40 hours per week
August 3, 2020 to August 7, 2020 will be 20 hours per week for debriefing and cleaning.

Representative Duties
Develop, design, and implement creative, interactive, and age-appropriate educational activities for zoo day campers between the ages of 6-17; prepare program specific learning-related materials. E

Assign animals to campers based on camper preferences, age, and experience for the purpose of preparing weekly educational presentations and performances; demonstrate proper handling and provide guidance to campers regarding safe animal handling practices. E

Assist campers in designing presentations and with arts and crafts projects, games, and activities. E

Provide information to parents and visitors regarding operations, registration procedures, and safety guidelines; review and collect day camp forms and fees. E

Communicate with and provide information to the public, media, and college personnel regarding the Junior Safari Day Camp Program. E

Purchase food and supplies and track expenses for the zoo day camp. E

Coordinate day camp activities with Exotic Animal Training & Management Program students and staff to ensure safety, compliance, and quality of educational experiences of day campers. E

Train and provide work direction to counselors in training. E

Ensure camper compliance with rules and regulations of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program and America's Teaching Zoo. E

Check-in and release day campers according to established procedures. E

Provide for the physical needs of campers with regard to hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, and first-aid as needed. E

Maintain camp facilities, classrooms, and picnic areas in a neat and orderly manner. E

Operate office equipment including computers, printers, and copiers. E

Operate vehicles to pick up and deliver food and supplies. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:
One year of college course work
One year of experience working with non-domestic animals OR one year of experience working with children in an organized recreational or educational setting

Please attach copies of the following required certifications to your application:
A First-Aid Certificate issued by a recognized First Aid training program
A CPR Certificate issued by a recognized CPR training program
A valid California Driver License

Exotic Animal Training & Management certificate or its equivalent
Child development certificate or its equivalent

Supplemental Information



When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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