Park Program Leader - Weekend Staff

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Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:30pm



Cincinnati, OH
United States

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The Park Program Leader – Weekend Staff is a year-round position but does not have an average number of hours worked per weekend. Some months of the year such as March, April, June, July, October and early December are busier than the others and average 20 – 35 hours in that month.  The other months average 10 – 15.  Work hours can be day or evening starting anytime after 4pm on Friday – 9pm on Sunday. A work schedule is prepared at least 2 ½ weeks in advance.

This is a part-time position with a salary of $10.10 per hour.
Enrollment in City Retirement System; NO BENEFITS but a variety of skills gained.


Researches and develops new nature education activities as needed and assists in the modification of
existing programs.  Activities need to be FUN, ENAGAGING AND EDUCATIONAL!

Prepares the educational area / booth at the special event and presents the activities to the visiting public.

Conducts nature hikes & presentations on ecology, biology, natural resource conservation, natural/local history.

Loads, unloads, and places event supplies and equipment back into appropriate storage area.  Whenever a park vehicle is unavailable, supplies and equipment will need to be transported in a personal vehicle.

Relates to customers, colleagues and supervisors in a courteous, efficient and professional manner. Provides good customer service to park visitors, callers and program participants.

Provides information about parks, park activities, and nature topics to park visitors and program participants. Refers visitors to an appropriate source if s/he cannot answer the question. Answers visitor requests, needs and alerts management to any complaints.

Provides for the care and maintenance of Park vehicles driven. inspection of the vehicle pre and post event is required. Must report all damage or operation concerns to management. Provides care & maintenance of all living animals used temporarily for an event. 

Demonstrates good organizational and administrative skills. Contacts staff and volunteers working special events (email or phone calls), prepares any paperwork needed and provides event statistics for monthly reports.  

Assists in general cleaning/organization of the Nature Center or park site where the special event is being held. Also provides general cleaning/organization of the Bettman office/ storage areas, Secures facilities as needed.

Performs related duties as required. From time to time, this position may be assigned special duties by management.                       


*  Basic knowledge of local nature and ecology and ability to communicate well with children.

*  Ability to work outdoors and maintain physical condition necessary for:  sitting, standing, climbing, walking for prolonged periods of time; occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required  to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance;  stoop, kneel,  crouch or crawl; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.; able to hear sounds in low and high frequencies; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly.

*  Must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, and pass criminal police background checks.

*  Must have a valid driver’s license; provide own ransportation.                          

How to Apply:

                           SEND RESUME BY 1/6 TO:
              Cincinnati Park Board, Explore Nature! Section
                           Erin Morris, Assistant Manager

            The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer.