Seasonal Naturalist Position

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 10, 2017, 12:00am



Lake Tahoe/Reno, NV
United States

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  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the life sciences or education.
  • One year of experience teaching environmental education or natural history.
  • One year of experience working directly with children in an educational setting.
  • Hold current CPR and First Aid certificate, pass a TB test and background check.
  • Enthusiasm!

Areas of Responsibility

Plan and present a hands-on, experiential, inquiry-based program in earth sciences, astronomy, and water, wildlife and forest ecology, based on GBOS curriculum and state and national educational standards. Integrate other subject areas, group process and individual growth, and commitment to responsible use and protection of the environment.

  • Ensure and maintain appropriate student behavior by stating clear expectations and consequences, in accordance with GBOS discipline policies.
  • Coordinate and participate in whole group activities, such as ShareRing, skits, meals, and opening/closing circles.
  • Ensure the health, welfare, and safety of students, classroom teachers, cabin leaders, and staff.
  • Respond appropriately in a crisis and problem-solve under pressure.
  • Work and communicate effectively as a team member with naturalists, teachers, cabin leaders and students to enhance the program and to empower students and cabin leaders.
  • The naturalist may also serve, on a rotating basis, as a cabin leader supervisor or program assistant.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to use program equipment.
  • Ability to communicate orally with and provide necessary instructions to clients.
  • Ability to traverse uneven and difficult terrain.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds.

Employment Details

Naturalists are exempt, at-will employees of GBOS, and are supervised by the Program Director. GBOS reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.

Naturalists are paid per week during overnight program sessions in the fall and spring.  Day program compensation will vary.  GBOS provides room and board to naturalists during the program week. Room and board is not provided on off program days or weekends. No relocation assistance is provided.

Naturalists are hired conditionally, pending fingerprint and background check, a TB test clearance, verification of employment eligibility (I-9 form) and documentation of current first aid and CPR certification. Fingerprinting for background check may be reimbursed with the first paycheck if receipt is provided; medical examination and first aid and CPR training will not be reimbursed.

GBOS is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage application by qualified people who reflect the cultural and social diversity of the students we serve.

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Position Start Date:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Leilani Konyshev

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