Camp BioPark teachers are well-trained and qualified educators. Teachers work with BioPark staff to develop their curriculum and activities. Our camps have low student-to-teacher ratios, and volunteers provide additional assistance.
The Albuquerque BioPark is now hiring teachers for summer educator roles at the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. All hired teachers must attend a mandatory training on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and work from the week of June 4 - July 27.
The minimum education and experience requirements are a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in science, education, or a related field, plus one year full time teaching experience, formal or informal, preferably in the sciences. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis. All applicants must pass a background check.
Pay rate for both positions: $14.00 per hour; hours per week varies with assignment.
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Kathryn Venzor, BioPark Education Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. For more information, please call 505-848-7183.
Application deadline: Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. Interviews will be conducted in April.
The individuals selected as the Camp BioPark Teachers will:
- Conduct one or more of 15 different week-long day camps for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6 or 7-9. See for a complete list of classes.
- Develop and implement daily lesson plans and activities for the assigned class.
- Promote conservation through experiential learning utilizing the BioPark’s exhibits and grounds.
- Maintain a safe learning environment.
- Engage each child in an active, inquiry based, child-centered atmosphere.
- Work with volunteers assigned to assist with each Camp BioPark class.
- Communicate effectively with BioPark staff, campers and parents/guardians of campers.
- Perform general administrative tasks as needed associated with Camp BioPark.
Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 8am-4:30pm for full-day camps (with 30 minute lunch; not to exceed 40 hours per week), 8am-12:30pm or 12:00-4:30pm for half-day camps. Camp BioPark runs from June 4-July 27. Not all camps are offered every week. Paid training and prep time is available May 12-June 1.
The individuals selected as the Nature Guide Facilitators will:
- Oversee the BioPark Nature Guides, which are a group of teens (ages 14 and up) along with adult captains who volunteer at learning centers throughout the BioPark facilities, called Nature Stations. This position is a very hands-on and participatory role spent mainly out on the facility grounds.
- Develop and conduct Nature Guide volunteer training classes.
- Facilitate and supervise the daily teaching done by the Nature Guides.
- Develop a positive mentorship to keep Nature Guides engaged and challenged.
- Conduct on-the-job training for new Nature Guides.
- Develop and implement new Nature Stations and activities.
- Rotate work site between the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden.
- Communicate effectively with BioPark Education staff, volunteers and parent/guardians.
- Perform general administrative tasks as needed associated with the BioPark Nature Guide Program.
Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm with a 30 minute lunch; up to 40 hours per week. The Nature Guide program runs from June 4-July 27. Paid training and prep time is available May 14-June 1.