Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Organization: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Location: Columbia Area

City: Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Part Time

Wages/Salary: $10.45/hour


Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking education program, with one to two years experience working with children in an educational or instructional setting (formal or informal teaching, camp staffing, tutoring, coaching, lessons, etc.) or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must have a good knowledge of natural science.  Must possess or be eligible for a valid S.C. driver's license.  Must have and be able to provide proof of current CPR/First Aid certification and a negative TB test by the first day of training.  Must be available for all training dates June 3-7, 2019 from 8am to 5pm.  Must be available at least 9 out of 10 weeks of camp – June 10 through August 16 working Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM.

Job Description:

Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.  

Responsibilities: Leads summer camp educational programs.  Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to: zoology, botany, ecology, conservation, behavioral science, and other natural & physical sciences. Supervises and motivates groups of 15-25 children (between the ages of 4 and 12 years old) per week.  Enthusiastically presents planned activities and leads zoo and garden tours in an age-appropriate manner that is fun and engaging.  Manages group behavior and demonstrates a passion for nature and children. Acts as a positive role model for campers, parents, and fellow staff, inspiring progressive conservation actions throughout activities and lessons.

Temporary: June 3 - August 16, 2019
Contact Name:
HR Department
Contact Phone Number: 803-779-8717
Application Process:
Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website: