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Job Opportunity at the ABQ BioPark: Camp Teacher

The NM BioPark Society is now hiring teachers for spring break and summer educator roles at the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. These positions are hired through a temporary staffing agency, and are funded through the NM BioPark Society.
March 06, 2024


All spring break camp teachers must be available to work April 1-5. All hired summer teachers must attend training in May and be available for work from the week of June 3 - July 26. Both full and part time positions are available. 


The minimum education and experience requirements are two years of major coursework in science, education, or a related field, plus 3-6 months 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.

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 lesson plans and activities for the assigned class
  • Promote conservation through experiential learning utilizing the BioPark’s facilities
  • Maintain a safe learning environment
  • Engage each child in an active, inquiry based, child-centered atmosphere
  • Supervise volunteers assigned to assist with each Camp BioPark classes
  • Communicate effectively with BioPark staff, campers and parents/guardians of campers
  • Perform general administrative tasks associated with Camp BioPark

Teacher Work schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for full-day camps or 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 4:30 p.m. for half-day camps. Not all camps are offered every week.  

Pay rate:

$16 per hour; hours per week varies with assignment. 

To apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and two references to Bethany Dunn, BioPark Education Curator at [email protected]   

Application Deadline:

Open until positions are filled


For more information, please call 505-768-3387 or email [email protected]