Nature Center Interpreter - Part Time
***This position works 25 hours per week on a variable schedule***
***Rate to be commensurate with qualifications***
Under direct supervision of the Nature Center Supervisor, assists in providing interpretive services within a nature center and regional park to promote public understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of natural areas, interpretive programs, and parks.
- Provides public information services, including orientation to the public regarding regional parks and trails; greets visitors and receives incoming calls; provides natural and cultural history information and roving interpretive services.
- Leads and assists with staff or volunteer-led interpretive programs and presentations.
- Assists with various special projects/events on the behalf of the Recreation & Cultural Services Division.
- Assists in the maintenance of displays and exhibits and other nature center facilities, equipment, and materials; researches, designs, develops, and assembles interpretive exhibits, programs, media, and materials.
- Researches, develops, and leads programs for a wide variety of audiences from toddlers to adults.
- Leads Environmental Education programs for elementary and middle school students. Assists with the organization and presentation of nature day-camps
- Performs other duties as required.
- High school diploma or equivalent education required. Bachelor's degree in parks, recreation, environmental studies, or related field preferred.
- Minimum one (1) year experience working with interpretive/environmental education program preferred.
- Strong understanding of the professional commitment to the position and the nature centers and a team approach.
- Knowledge of regional natural and cultural history, interpretive principles, media and techniques.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the public.
- Ability to stimulate interest and lead people in various interpretive activities in the nature center and outside on the trails.
- Ability to assume assignments and complete them with adequate results.
- Ability to use various computer programs, including word processing, databases, and desktop publishing software; Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
Work is performed in an office environment, work room, and outside in the field year-round in inclement weather conditions; some travel may be required. Field work may involve transverse/negotiating undeveloped, rugged terrain. Required to work Saturdays; may be required to work occasional evenings. This is a part-time position regularly working up to 25 hours per week.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).
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