Education Specialist

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Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:00pm


Kansas City, KS
United States

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Full-time, 40-hours weekly -- Provide high quality hands-on environmental education and science programs for patrons of the library located in Wyandotte County Lake Park. Will teach a wide variety of science and nature programs to school children both on-site and through outreach, develop, and teach a variety of hands-on programs for families and individuals as scheduled. Works in collaboration with other staff to serve library patrons at the front desk including circulation of reading materials and other resources. Will also develop and lead summer camp activities and assist in planning large annual events such as Eagle Days, Butterfly Festival and more. Will assist with upkeep of equipment, gardens, landscaping and nature trail as necessary.

Bachelor's degree in environmental education, or biological sciences education or an equivalent education/experience mix. Minimum of three years cumulative experience working in an environmental education/nature center or classroom with an emphasis in natural history and science teaching and programming. A demonstrated ability to develop and implement a wide range of creative, hands-on educational natural history and science-based programs for school age children as well as the public is a requirement. Proven ability to produce written program development is also a requirement. Must have the ability to interact with the public and staff in a courteous professional manner at all times, be able to work in any type of weather condition and be capable of standing, kneeling, walking and lifting up to 35 pounds as programming, set-up and maintenance requires. Work schedule will include some evenings and weekends as required

KCKPL offers attractive benefits and optional purchase plan benefits. Health insurance plans for employee and family; Dental and Vision plans for employee and family; Group Term Life: Salary Protection; Tax Deferred Annuities; Flexible Spending Account and retirement plan through (KPERS) Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Annual salary based on 2017/2018 classification/salary range. Non-exempt status. Cover letter, resume with 3 written professional references stating why you will excel in this position is a requirement of the application process along with a completed employment application.

Please email application and resume to Tammie Sharp at