Environmental Education Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4:30pm


Libertyville, IL
United States

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Job Description:

Conducts environmental education, youth stewardship education, and outdoor skills programs for children and adults in various preserves throughout the District, and occasionally outside the County. Provides input and assists with the development of new programs and related materials including PowerPoint presentations, posters, handouts, laminated pictures, crafts, costumes, skits, etc. This position interacts in many ways with the public such as interpreting natural history and District operations and policies for the general public in person and by telephone. Responsible for the Welcome Center operations on weekends and some weekdays. Organize and inventory educational supplies and equipment used for environmental education and outdoor skill programs. Makes suggestions on equipment and supply purchases. Responsible for maintenance and feedings of reptiles, amphibians, raptors, and invertebrates. Assists with special events. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Two years of course work in earth sciences, natural resources, education, interpretation or a related field. Teaching experience preferred. Must have enthusiasm and respect for people, teaching, and the environment. Education and communication skills necessary to present educational programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Ability to operate audio-visual equipment and word processing software. Upon employment, must successfully complete and obtain certification in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Ability to be flexible and work with a variety of personalities and work environments. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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How to Apply:

Interest in Forest Preserve employment can be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org or can be picked-up at our offices located at 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.  

Compensation Information:

$9.00 - $13.00 per hour