Seasonal Environmental Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:45pm



United States

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Job Description:

Reports to: Education Coordinator


Qualifications / Education / Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental or outdoor education, natural history / interpretation, education, biology or related field. Candidates with comparable combinations of education and experience may be considered. For summer positions candidates may be working towards a degree.
Experience developing and delivering environmental education or outdoor recreation programs, camps, and special events for all ages, abilities, and diverse backgrounds.
Class D Driver’s license with clean driving record.
Must pass a background check.

Means of self-transportation during the work day and evenings as needed.  Proof of meeting Minnesota requirements regarding auto registration and liability insurance.
First aid / CPR / AED certification a plus
Experience rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, archery or other outdoor activities a plus.
Experience handling, caring for, and presenting programs with animals a plus.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

Ability to

identify, learn and share natural and cultural history of the area,
effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with groups and individuals in formal, non-formal, and work situations in English
work indoors and outdoors in a variety of temperature extremes and weather conditions,
drive a 15-passenger van, hook up and move trailers, transport equipment,
and withstand the physical demands of the work which involves some lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, reaching, walking, standing, sitting, and computer use
Develop and maintain

positive relationships with the public and other organizations and entities,
strong working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the community,

Plan for safety and follow risk management principles,


Enthusiasm for learning, working with children, while carrying out River Bend Nature Center’s mission
Strong organizational skills with ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and work as a team with staff and volunteers.
Proficiency with computer and online applications (Windows, Google, Office) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Spanish, Somali, or American Sign Language experience or fluency a plus.

Essential Duties

Education Programs

Create and implement creative and enriching science-based environmental education/outdoor recreation programs for summer day camps, and other outreach for all ages and abilities.
Design interpretive and promotional displays and exhibits
Field questions from Interpretive Center visitors and trail users.
Provide assistance with public programs, special events, or land and facility projects as needed.



Assist with volunteer retention and recognition activities; provide training to volunteers


Communications / Marketing.

Represent and promote River Bend Nature Center in a professional, responsible manner in variety of public forums through newsletter articles, communicating face to face, and on social media.



Ensure health maintenance and wellness of live animals and coordinate their care and involvement with programming.  Care for and provide enrichment for live animals

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