Position Title: Camp Counselor
Department: Guest Experience & Education
Classification: Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Camp Coordinator
Camp Counselors are part of the Education team at Mississippi Aquarium that help create high-quality, meaningful learning experiences for Camp Aqua participants. Counselors support daily activities that are fun, engaging, and interactive. Camp Counselors supervise children and enforce safety guidelines. This position allows candidates to gain experience in STEM-driven education and hospitality. Camp Counselors strive to inspire environmental stewardship and the importance of animal conservation.
* This is a full-time, seasonal position starting May 24, 2021 and ending on August 6, 2021. Candidates will need to pass pre-employment screenings before starting position.
Other Personal Attributes Include:
Note: Position will involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species, and potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices and toxic chemicals and/or drugs. Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment is required e.g. goggles, mask, gloves, and gowns.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.