Summer Camp Educator - Three FT seasonal positions available!

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Summer Camp Educator
Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, Utah

Take flight with Tracy Aviary’s education team! We are seeking a team of three full-time summer camp educators who are mature, highly motivated, and experienced with working with youth to facilitate a thrilling and safe summer of avian adventures for children in grades K-8. The summer camp team will report to the Director of Education and receive daily support from other education staff.

Position Details:

  • Start Date: Monday, May 23, 2022
  • End Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Schedule: 40 hr/wk, 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
  • Compensation: $12-15/hr, depending on experience

Primary Duties: 

  • Complete two weeks of paid training.
  • Prepare for and facilitate 11 weeks of Avian Adventure Summer Camps for grades K-8 (lesson plans and mentor support will be provided).
  • Support camp participants as they build empathy with nature, develop social-emotional skills, take healthy risks, and form new peer relationships.
  • Work with other departments to schedule and facilitate special experiences for camp participants, such as meeting ambassador birds, feeding exhibit birds, or participating in community science projects.
  • Assist in other duties related to Tracy Aviary’s Education Department as needed.

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.


Studies have shown that women, non-binary folks, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are much less likely to apply for a position unless they feel they meet every qualification as described. We are committed to finding the best overall candidate and welcome candidates who may come from less traditional backgrounds. Please think about the breadth of your life experience when considering the following lists of qualifications:


  • Youth camp and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in the field of education
  • Demonstrated interest in nature and ecology
  • Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently
  • Highly motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and meet commitments
  • Ability to work full-time, Monday through Friday, for the entire camp season between the end of May and end of August

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Skills in presenting to mixed groups
  • Food Handler’s Permit
  • Proficiency in word processing, layout and editing
  • Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies
  • Knowledge of and commitment to justice, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the community and workplace

Special Requirements:    

  • Ability to remain active and move around our 8-acre campus for up to three hours at a time.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All staff and campers will be required to wear a mask during programming except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Additionally, all staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in indoor areas except when actively eating or drinking.
  • KN95 masks are available for staff courtesy of Tracy Aviary.

About our Team: 

Tracy Aviary’s Education Department  welcomes and empowers all people so that they may grow their sense of place and purpose within their communities and the natural world. 

We use the following guiding principles in order to operate at our best:

  • Be innovative. We reimagine ways to improve everything we do. We use fresh eyes to bring in new ideas and challenge old ideas, so we can grow and change for the better.
  • Be collaborative. We are flexible and open to working with others. We provide a safe place to try new things by making sure everyone feels seen and heard. 
  • Be committed. We are trusting of others and worthy of trust in return. We go all in!  
  • Be a mentor. We inspire others by providing insight in an inviting and humanizing way. Everyone we interact with feels a sense of belonging so that they can expand their horizons and find a new passion. 

About Tracy Aviary:

Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

How to Apply:

Applications are being accepted immediately. Positions are open until filled. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter which connects your life experience to your interest and qualifications for this job, resume, and contact information for three references to Anne Terry (she/her), Director of Education, at Visit for more information about Tracy Aviary.