Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA
  • 14.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Seasonal (June - August) ~ Part-Time (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm)


Teach and supervise a class of children in a day camp setting. Ability to commit to 1 week of training from June 3-7, and 8 out of 12 weeks of camp from June 10-August 30. Implement humane education and science-based curriculum following curriculum packets provided by Helen Woodward Animal Center. Attend to the safety and wellbeing of animals, clients, and volunteers at all times. Organize setup and cleanup of spaces utilized for programs. Handle a variety of animals to allow children interaction with live animals in a positive environment. Utilize positive group management techniques.  Supervise and direct teenage volunteer aides.  Maintain excellent customer service when interacting with clients. Maintain compliance with Center policies and procedures.  Perform all duties in accordance with established Center safety standards.  Participate in Center activities and events as required.  Complete other assignments as required.  Represent the Center's standards of professionalism.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Center expects the following of each employee:  adheres to Center policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the Center; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; meets department productivity standards; participates in Center events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.


Must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum high school diploma. Must have experience teaching and supervising children ages 4-12 years in classroom or group environment. Preferably someone with experience handling small mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and hoof stock. Upbeat attitude, enthusiastic personality and a strong sense of professionalism.  Preferably someone with experience teaching outdoor, humane, or zoo education classes.  Knowledge of interpretive techniques, learning styles, and child development stages.  Ability to use positive techniques for handling disruptive people of any age. Ability to be flexible with unplanned changes to presentations. Position requires strong written and verbal skills and public speaking.

Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.

Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a smoke-free environment.  Smoking is not permitted in any HWAC building or vehicle.

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