Counselor, Resident Camp

SeaWorld San Diego

Resident Camp Counselor

SeaWorld is a place of thrills, fun and positive, lasting memories. And that’s just what it’s like to work here! As a key member of our team, you’ll play a major role in bringing happiness and excitement to people from around the world. If you’re dedicated, dependable and driven to deliver exceptional guest service, this is place for you!

This position will start on June 1 (includes training), 2022 and end on August 12th, 2022. To be considered for this position, applicants will need to be fully available throughout the duration of the program. **If offered a position, ambassadors will be required to live on property.

What you get to do:
As a Resident Camp Counselor you’ll:
  • Responsible for the overall safety and well-being of campers in the park, overnight, or during off-site field trips
  • Teach and implement assigned camp curriculum in an effective and timely manner
  • Anticipate and willingly participate in designated camp duties: activity materials and equipment set-up and breakdown, classroom set-up and clean-up, team-building exercises, etc
  • Provide guidance to campers keeping them on task and behaving appropriately
  • Maintain knowledge of camp rules/operations, navigation of park or any field trip sites
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers and other park guests by adhering to company standards on wardrobe, conduct, safety, cleanliness and timeliness at all times
  • Carries out activities and teaches animal information as outlined in the camp curriculum. Can include role play, making crafts, singing camp songs, playing camp games, and reading stories
  • Assist in maintenance and inventory of all SeaWorld Camp supplies and equipment
  • Dines with campers
  • Perform general scheduling, clerical duties, paperwork, and office work pertaining to the operations of SeaWorld Camps
  • Participate in camper evaluations, follow-up paperwork and daily/weekly reports for SeaWorld Camp
  • Become familiar with each camp’s roster to prepare in advance for upcoming campers’ needs
  • Transporting campers to and from the airport as needed
  • Assists in the arrival and departure transportation of campers. Meets and assists parents and campers
  • Assists zoological staff with campers and work areas
  • Assist department with other duties as assigned

What it takes to succeed:
  • At least 19 years of age
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Education, recreation, early childhood development, marine biology, biology, or zoology majors preferred
  • Able to positively interact with guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs
  • Comfortable working with children 10-18 years of age and demonstrate resilience in a fast-paced, kid centric environment with minimal downtime
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Able to work near marine and terrestrial animals and crowds of people
  • Able to use mechanical devices such as microphone systems (hand held or headset), voice projector, computer, video projector, slide screen, television, equipment lift, and inflatable teaching tools
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Able to stand and walk outdoors in a variety of weather conditions for prolonged periods of time
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification required by the first day of work from American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or National Safety Council
  • A valid California driver's license required; visiting students and military must have a valid United States driver's license from state of residency and ability to provide a copy of the DMV report; Must be able to meet the requirements to drive SeaWorld vehicles
  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations
  • Able to lift or move up to 50 lbs
  • Willing to comply with and ensure team members comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • Able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:
  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

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SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, CA



Weekly Rate


6/30/2022 11:59 PM ET