Multiple Seasonal Environmental Educator Positions

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Emmaus, PA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Part-time

Job Description:

Multiple Seasonal Positions available

For details, visit https://www.wildlandspa.org/careers-internships/

Part-time Seasonal Environmental Educator

In this role you will:

  • Prepare for and teach environmental education classes to groups and individuals of all ages.
  • Learn how to properly handle education animals in order to present wildlife during programming.
  • Guide and mentor interns assigned to your summer camp group.
  • Maintain office/building organization while using site, buildings, and materials. any other activities necessary to advance the mission of Wildlands Conservancy.

To be successful you will need:

  • Education or life experience related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, biology, natural resources, education, and/or conservation.
  • Ability to work with individuals of all ages and abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Show compassion, empathy and patience while maintaining an unwavering sense of humor.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Tolerance of inclement weather conditions.
  • Excellent people skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to lift twenty-five pounds.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain; current CPR, First Aid and AED certification; Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151); Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Check (Act 34); FBI Clearance (Act 114).

 

Part-time Seasonal Environmental Educator Assistant

In this role you will:

  • Assist Environmental Educator(s) with preparing for environmental education classes to groups and individuals of all ages, including but not limited to classroom preparation, collecting materials and supplies, cleaning up after programs, and organization.
  • Assist with summer camp parking, attendance, crafts, hikes, and other programs.
  • Assist with maintaining office/building organization while using site, buildings and materials.
  • Assist with other activities necessary to advance the mission of Wildlands Conservancy.

To be successful you will need:

  • Minimum of age 17.
  • Under the age of 18 must possess valid working papers.
  • Genuine interest in natural sciences, environmental education, environmental science, outdoors, conservation.
  • Ability to work with individuals of all ages and abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Show compassion, empathy and patience while maintaining an unwavering sense of humor.
  • Tolerance of inclement weather conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to lift twenty-five pounds.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain; current CPR, First Aid and AED certification; Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151); Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Check (Act 34); FBI Clearance (Act 114).

 

Part-time Seasonal Bike and Boat Adventure Guide 1

In this role you will:

  • Provide safety guidance and professional leadership on Bike & Boat trips.
  • Assist with education components and lessons.
  • Support the Director of Community Programs in areas of equipment use, and perform routine and as-needed maintenance to bikes, canoes, trailers, PFD’s, paddles, etc.
  • Conduct safety presentations and demonstrations, with humor and confidence.
  • Assist with trip logistics.

To be successful you will need:

  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience as a river guide and/or with additional relevant trainings or certifications (Wilderness First-Aid/ First Responder, water rescue trainings, bicycle repair and maintenance, etc.).
  • Work on a seasonal, part-time, as needed basis with an emphasis on weekends.
  • To anticipate and trouble shoot challenging problems.
  • Compassion, empathy, patience, and an unwavering sense of humor, while thinking on your feet and communicating with your head.
  • To enjoy sharing your passion for adventure with others.
  • Ability to physically lift, move, and load canoes and bikes.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills - ability to deal professionally with all customers and colleagues.
  • To remain calm and confident during potentially stressful situations.
  • Knowledge and experience with recreational aquatic activities such as canoeing, kayaking, river snorkeling, and bicycling.
  • To attend all Wildlands Conservancy Bike & Boat training sessions.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

Part-time Seasonal Bike and Boat Adventure Guide 2

In this role you will:

  • Act as Trip Leader when assigned. Trip Leaders communicate directly with the Director of Community Programs on trip logistics and lead staff and volunteers for the duration of a trip.
  • Performed advanced maintenance on equipment, such as trueing a wheel or repairing a canoe.
  • Lead environmental education programs, including water quality, watersheds, flora and fauna identification, and river/canal history.
  • Be consistently relied on to manage a trip, communicate program needs and concerns with Director of Community Programs, and perform advanced maintenance skills (or know how to acquire them).
  • Be the on-site point person for groups and schools during a trip.
  • Work a minimum of 4 trips/month.
     

To be successful you will need:

  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience as a river guide and/or with additional relevant trainings or certifications (Wilderness First-Aid/ First Responder, water rescue trainings, bicycle repair and maintenance, etc.).
  • Experience as an advanced paddler and/or cyclist, with the ability to comfortably teach other staff and volunteers advanced skills and knowledge.
  • Work on a seasonal, part-time, as needed basis with an emphasis on weekends.
  • To anticipate and trouble shoot challenging problems.
  • Compassion, empathy, patience, and an unwavering sense of humor, while thinking on your feet and communicating with your head.
  • To enjoy sharing your passion for adventure with others.
  • Ability to physically lift, move, and load canoes and bikes.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills - ability to deal professionally with all customers and colleagues.
  • To remain calm and confident during potentially stressful situations.
  • Knowledge and experience with recreational aquatic activities such as canoeing, kayaking, river snorkeling, and bicycling.
  • To attend all Wildlands Conservancy Bike & Boat training sessions.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – It is our Nature

Our employees’ and board of directors’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics is what makes us unique. We welcome and invite people to be who they are.

 

 

How to Apply:

Go to https://www.wildlandspa.org/careers-internships/

Human Resources
Wildlands Conservancy, Inc.
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA 18049

Humanresources@wildlandspa.org