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Summer Interpreter/Camp Counselor

The Saskatoon Zoo Society is looking for 2 summer interpreters to work as an educator during May and June and as a camp counsellor for July and August.

About You:

· Post-secondary studies or work experience related to education, biology or animal sciences, recreation and youth programming, or early childhood development. Students in the College of Education or taking the ECE certificate/diploma program are encouraged to apply.

. Engaging and informed to lead our education programs.

· Experience in a summer camp setting or other experience working with children ages 7-12

· Have an engaging and friendly personality.

· Be energetic and have the stamina to be an active, positive, camp leader for fully programmed week.

· Enjoy working with children.

· Must be comfortable working with animals (snakes, reptiles, small mammals).


o Provide an acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sectors Search

o Availability for all summer camp dates (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, in July and August). All weekends and statutory holidays are yours to enjoy.

o First Aid certification is an asset.

What You’ll Do:

· Research, plan, and deliver creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences suitable for a week-long camp program (such as including stories, crafts, games and activities)

. Lead education programs during May and June

· Always ensure the safety and appropriate supervision of all camp participants

· Appropriately handle socialized animal ambassadors according to procedures and as trained (such as python, ferrets, bearded dragons, blue-tongued skink). Safely return animals to their enclosures and equipment to its place after programming.

· Act as a responsible role model for youth and ambassador for the Saskatoon Zoo Society.

· Provide leadership and guidance for camp activities and responsible care for camp participants.

· Lead or instructs with enthusiasm and passion to inspire discovery and learning in others

· Able to appropriately manage groups of children and respond to individual participant behaviors/needs as required.

· Be a good listener – monitor campers’ moods and interactions. Work with other staff to ensure that all participants are having a good experience.

· Problem solve and exercise good judgment.

· Maintain a safe, clean working environment for campers, animals, visitors, and staff

To Apply:

Submit your resume to by May 3, 2023


These positions are made possible through grant funding. A few stipulations will apply to this position, so please read below carefully before applying:

  • You must be registered in a post-secondary school full-time for the 2023-24 school year.
  • You must have been registered and attended school full-time in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • You must be between 16 and 30 years of age.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Foreign students are not eligible)
  • You must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $17.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required for some of our animals.