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Program Instructor – Wild Adventure Programs

EARTH Limited at Southwick’s Zoo
Mendon, MA

Join us at Southwick’s Zoo over the summer as a Program Instructor with the Wild Adventure Program! We are looking for a certified teacher who is fun, creative, energetic, and loves to work outdoors with children. We are an active, hands-on program that utilizes the animal ambassadors and environment of the zoo to create a memorable experience for kids.  The program instructor will work with experienced staff to implement a well-developed but continuously evolving program that is catered to each age group. Our program serves students entering grades K – 10 over the course of the summer.

Job Duties

  • Teaching children about the animals at the zoo, including their adaptations, behaviors and the environments in which they live
  • Handling certain animals and guiding close interactions with animals
  • Developing lessons and activities to engage and educate kids
  • Supervising children throughout the day in instructional, play, and creative sessions and by walking around the zoo with them each day
  • Leading arts and crafts activities each week


  • Must be a certified teacher currently working in education (elementary or middle school preferred)
  • General knowledge of animals, biology and ecosystems and willingness to learn
  • Experience with creating and implementing hands-on crafts and activities
  • Excellent collaboration, communication skills, and flexibility
  • Ability to be physically active throughout the day

The program runs from June 21 – August 11, 2023. Program hours Monday – Friday are from 8:30 AM until 4:15 PM for a full day program, and 8:30 AM until 12:15 PM for half day. Scheduling is done so that each staff member has a vacation week during the program.

To apply, email Bob Clark at with your resume and cover letter.

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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