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Camp Aide - Part Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Company: San Diego Zoo
Location: Escondido
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday.
PRIMARY PURPOSE
The Camp Aide performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Camp Aide ensures the operations and maintenance of the Roar & Snore camp runs efficiently and provides great customer service; share general information and answer questions about the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Roar & Snore. This position reports to the Education Supervisor/San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Clean campsite (including tents, picnic areas & walkways)
  • Repair tents or damages if needed
  • Prepare tents for campers
  • Guest check-in
  • Educate campers regarding the event
  • Escort campers in & out of the Safari Park
  • Answer questions and assist with any concerns or problems
  • Pick up and delivery luggage
  • Haul firewood and stock campsite
  • Open gates for tour guides
  • Ensure guest safety
  • Operate electrical carts and motor vehicles
  • Adheres to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

    • Check guest in for their stay
    • Educate campers on what the event will consist of when they check in
    • Escort campers in & out of the Safari Park - either by cart or walking
    • Pick up and deliver luggage, drive it to and from the camp
    • Follow behind tours to ensure safety of guests
    • Set up and rebuild tents when necessary
    • Reconstruct campsite when necessary
    • Organize and thoroughly clean our multiple containers
    • Set up and breakdown for Special Events; to include but not limited to decorating, organizing crafts, and management of volunteers.
    • Direct traffic
    • Shuttle VIP's during Special Events

      ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS
      Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
      QUALIFICATIONS
      Experience or training as a camp aide is desirable; valid California driver license required.
      Knowledge of:

      • The Safari Park, plants and animals
      • Effective customer relations skills

        Ability to:

        • Communicate effectively
        • Work effectively with others
        • Work independently without supervision
        • Multi-task and prioritize
        • Follow instructions and learn fast
        • Be punctual and professional

          WORKING ENVIRONMENT
          Work outdoors; exposure to varying weather conditions, dust, and allergens; work in temperatures above 100 degrees in the summer months.
          PHYSICAL DEMANDS
          Lift up to 40 pounds or more on an on-going bases unassisted; stand and walk for long periods of time; operates a variety of motor vehicles.
          IMPORTANT DETAILS

          • Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Safari Experiences Department
          • Duration: Year round
          • Positions available: 9
          • Union Position: Starting hourly wage $14.00
          • If selected, there are union fees and dues to be paid to the Union
          • Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time

            THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
            SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
            SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
            Join our team and build a career protecting wildlife around the globe with your passion for wildlife!
            Apply Now

            • 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027, USA

Keywords: San Diego Zoo, Escondido , Camp Aide - Part Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Other , Escondido, California

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