Seasonal Park Interpreter

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, April 16, 2017, 5:00pm


Littleton, CO
United States

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Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. An associate's degree or higher preferred.

Some experience teaching or conducting interpretive programs, summer camps, or youth groups is preferred.  Experience with displays, live animals, interpretive theory or certifications, basic boating skills and water safety, exemplary customer service skills or combinations of these skills are preferred. Work experience in interpretation, recreation, camps leadership, etc. may be substituted for education. 
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Applicant needs skills preparing and conducting interpretive programs, excellent communication skills in English, and comfort speaking in front of groups and controlling groups of youth.  Strong attention to safety, excellent customer service, and enthusiastic initiative is essential.  Applicant should have strong familiarity with local flora and fauna, or demonstrate the skills to learn it.  Computer skills, planning and organization are important.

  • This position requires extensive public contact including speaking to small and large groups. Successful applicant will be responsible for safety and discipline of all participants. 
  •  Must possess and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid or be able to achieve 3 weeks prior to start date.
  • Outdoor work in adverse conditions such as extremes in heat and cold, sunlight, lightning, and precipitation over prolonged periods of time. May include work in moving water and unlit night-time activities.
  • This position involves strenuous outdoor work requiring physical strength and includes walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, wading or swimming in moving water, lifting and carrying heavy items, kneeling, and more.  The employee must communicate clearly and effectively, must understand and be understood.
  • Successful applicant will be required to drive a 15-passenger van and know or have the ability to learn how to trailer and maintain a driving record with less than 6 points.
  • The ability to successfully complete a background check including but not limited to criminal history search is required.

Additional Information:

Work Hours: Typically forty (40) a week; day, evening, weekend and/or holiday hours may be required. Please note weekly work hours will vary. Season begins on May 8 and ends on August 18. Two training dates in May (4 hour sessions, dates TBD.)
Please note: Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews may begin prior to and/or after the advertised close date. 
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About South Suburban:

We serve nearly 140,000 residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space and by providing recreational services and programs.

A variety of exciting recreation benefits are available to South Suburban employees including daily admission to our Recreation Centers, employee meal discounts, free skating during public skate sessions and more! Additional golf discounts may be available for eligible employees. Explore our opportunities, enjoy the benefits and expand your possibilities!