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- Naturalist I
Wood Lake Nature Center
Starting Salary: $11.93/hour
Salary Range: $11.93/hour minimum to $13.79/hour maximum
40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, September through May; flexible start and end date.
NATURE OF WORK
Conducts high quality environmental education activities and works with staff in operation of Wood Lake Nature Center.
- Conducts high quality environmental education activities with groups of all ages and types of people, with a focus on k-6 age group.
- Organizes, plans and conducts well-established home school program for multiple home schools.
- Conducts weekend birthday parties.
- Responsible for the nature center on Saturdays.
- Organizes and conducts Candlelight and Ice, a New Year's Eve Special event.
- Assists staff with administrative duties including group scheduling, purchasing, telephones, etc.
- Answers inquiries from the public about wildlife identification, habits, nuisance problems, etc.
- Develops and produces seasonal exhibits.
- Assists in the training and supervision of student interns.
- Assists in building and grounds maintenance as needed.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge and identification of flora and fauna prevalent in this area and its relevance to Wood Lake.
- Knowledge of ecological concepts including succession, predation, population dynamics, etc. and ability to identify their occurrence at Wood Lake.
- Ability to communicate with the public in a friendly and professional manner.
- Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with staff, interns and volunteers.
- Ability to conduct a wide variety of classes in an outdoor setting.
- To work scheduled shifts, to arrive on time ready to work.
- Essential functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate physical activity such as standing, walking, kneeling, sitting, crouching, twisting, pushing, pulling, bending, stopping, squatting and lifting materials and supplies ranging from 20-60 lbs.
DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
A degree in biology, wildlife management, environmental studies, elementary education, environmental education or other field relevant to natural history interpretation. Strong familiarity with Wood Lake its programs and policies. An ability to conduct programs in a manner consistent with its philosophy. Experience in teaching children of various ages, especially pre-school and kindergarten.
Application forms, copies of this bulletin and additional information may be obtained at www.cityofrichfield.org. Only a completed City of Richfield on-line application will be accepted. Resumes will be only accepted when included with a completed City of Richfield application. The closing date for submitting applications is August 13, 2012.
- Posted: 7/19/12
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