Summer Teacher Jobs – City of Albuquerque


March 22, 2022 – ABQ BioPark is now hiring teachers for summer educator roles at the BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanical Gardens. These positions are recruited through RivenRock (a temporary employment agency) and funded by the New Mexico BioPark Society. All hired teachers are required to attend training and be available for work the week of June 6th to July 29th. Both full and part-time positions are available.

Minimum education and experience requirements are a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in science, education or a related field, and one year of full-time teaching experience (formal or informal), preferably in science. Appropriate training and experience may be interchangeable from year to year. All applicants must pass a background check.

The selected people as Camp BioPark teacher Will:

  • Conduct one or more of 15 different week-long day camps for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6 or 7-9 View a full list of grades.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans and activities for the assigned class
  • Promote conservation through experiential learning using the exhibits and grounds of the BioPark
  • Provide a safe learning environment
  • Engage each child in an active, inquiry-based, child-centered atmosphere
  • Supervise the volunteers assigned to help with each Camp BioPark class
  • Communicate effectively with BioPark staff, campers, and campers’ parents/guardians
  • Performing general administrative tasks related to Camp BioPark

Work plan for teachers

Full Day Camp Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Half Day Camp Schedule: 8:00am – 12:30pm or 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Not all camps are offered every week. Camp BioPark runs from June 6th to July 29th with a cleaning period the following week. Paid training and preparation time is available from May 7th to June 7th.

The selected people as Teen Presenters Will:

  • Supervise the BioPark naturalist guides (a group of teenagers aged 14 to 18) along with adult captains who volunteer at learning centers called nature stations
  • Development and implementation of training courses for nature guides
  • Facilitation of daily lessons by the naturalist guides
  • Keep field guides engaged and challenged
  • Conducted on-the-job training for new naturalist guides
  • Develop and implement new nature stations
  • Change the construction site weekly between zoo, aquarium and botanical garden
  • Communicate effectively with BioPark educational staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians
  • Provide certificates of completion and thank you notes for the graduation ceremony
  • Performing general administrative tasks related to the BioPark nature guide program

Work plan for moderators

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Facilitators work up to 40 hours per week. The nature guide program runs from June 1st to August 3rd. Paid training and prep time will be available starting May 7th.

Salary for both positions

$14 per hour. Weekly hours vary based on assignment.


Submit your resume to Cheri Vogel, BioPark Education Curator, at [email protected] or 903 Tenth Street SW, 87102.

application deadline

March 28, 2022 at 5 p.m

For more informationsplease call 505-848-7183 or email [email protected].


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