Environmental Education Intern

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Address:

Windsor, CT
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Duties:

Provides public information and informal environmental education to visitors at Northwest Park and Nature Center, a 473-acre municipal park in Windsor, CT. Gains experience in a variety of program delivery techniques for different audiences.  Assists with general daily operations and customer service in the nature center.

  • Interacts with the public in the Exhibit Hall. May do live demonstrations.
  • Assists Environmental Educators with program development and delivery.
  • Assists the Park Manager on specified projects with indoor or outdoor interpretive exhibits and audience development. Completes a capstone project to improve visitor experience at the Park.
  • Monitor weekend use of rental facilities and provide friendly “value added” interactions.
  • May provide assistance with animal care in the Nature Center and the barn animals.
  • Answers customer questions in person and over the telephone.
  • Completes sales in the gift shop.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have completed one year of study in environmental education, biology, natural science or a related field, and have a strong interest in natural history and teaching.
  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a college or university, or recent graduates.

Schedule and Compensation (8 weeks):

  • Work Week:    Wednesday through Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm
  •                         1 hour unpaid lunch                                   
  • Work Dates:     Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Compensation:  $10.10 – 11.50/hr.
  • Onsite housing is available

How to Apply:

Position open until filled. Apply online: http://www.townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/vacancies.php