H.E.R.O. Summer Camp Counselor

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POSITION TITLE: 2019 H.E.R.O. Summer Camp Counselor

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Humane Education Director

SALARY: $10.00/hourly, seasonal part-time position during the dates noted below


SEASONAL DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Shifts are from 8 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday each day of camp, with the exception of the first two weeks, which run 8 am-1:30 pm.

● June 10-14 and June 17-21 (grades 1 and 2)

● June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19 (grades 3 and 4)

● July 29-August 2, August 5-9, and August 12-16 (grades 5 and 6)

NOTE: Criminal background checks paid for by the job candidates are required to be considered for hiring.


SUMMARY: The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is the largest private nonprofit animal shelter in the state of Utah. In 2018, HSU saved 11,841 lives and maintained “no-kill” standards for dogs and cats combined. HSU is an open-admission facility serving the state of Utah, meaning that we welcome any animal that we can legally accept.

One of HSU’s critical departments to fulfill our mission to end pain, fear and suffering in all animals is Humane Education. We believe that educating younger generations is the key to ensuring better lives for animals. We are currently seeking seasonal Camp Counselors with creative and energetic personalities to work with the Humane Education department during our 2019 H.E.R.O. (Humane Educators Reaching Out) Summer Camp.


● Must be at least 18 years of age with a clean criminal background check (background check to be paid for by you, the job candidate, not HSU).

● Must be dependable, reliable, mature and responsible. Because of the nature of camp, no days off will be tolerated during the period of camp outlined below. You must be able to work the entire duration of camp.

● Experience working with children is required.

● Ability to maintain an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude in stressful situations dealing with children.

● Ability to follow direction, and display teamwork and leadership skills.


During a typical day at the week-long H.E.R.O. Summer Camp, children will participate in age-appropriate humane education workshops, presentations, games, field trips, and more. Workshops will focus on different types of animals each day, many with visitors - two-legged, four-legged, finned and feathered - from other animal welfare groups in Utah. Our goal is to provide campers with information and experiences that will foster a sense of empathy, appreciation, and respect for all animals!

The role of Camp Counselors is to work with the children and help facilitate the many different activities throughout the week. Counselors will help with set-up and clean up, and manage children’s behavior, monitoring/supervising during lunch break and play time. Counselors will be working with a variety of animals, but the main focus of the position is supervising the children.


Submit a resume and cover letter to caitlin@utahhumane.org, Caitlin Lisle, Humane Education Director. No phone calls please.