Environmental Educator

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018
Part Time Position ($15/hour)
February through November; limited hours in December and January
Average of 20 hours a week
Weekend and evening hours required

Job Description

We are searching for an eager naturalist/environmental educator interested in gaining a wide range of experience in program publicity, program development and leadership, interpretation, volunteer coordination, nature center administration and fundraising.

Evergreen Audubon offers a variety of programs and events at our Education Center, the Evergreen Nature Center, and at area open space parks. The Environmental Educator will be responsible for developing new programs as well as presenting our current school and scout programs. They will work closely with the Director in the development and presentation of programs throughout the year.

During the summer months when the Evergreen Nature Center is open, the Environmental Educator will help staff the nature center during open hours which includes weekends. This involves interacting with visitors, conducting short programs, and handling sales in the gift shop. During the school season, this position assists with the weekly After School Program by developing and presenting some of the programs. They will also be teaching school and scout programs scheduled during the week. Work on exhibit design and construction for the nature center occurs often during these months as well. The months of December and January will not have regularly scheduled work hours.

The Environmental Educator will maintain regular office hours at the Education Center and/or the Nature Center from February to November. Assisting with the marketing, scheduling, and recruiting of school and scout programs is an important component of this position.

The Environmental Educator position is ideal for someone who is building their career in environmental education or interpretation and is seeking a broad amount of experiences. While they are expected to have an understanding of  the best practices of environmental education and interpretation, additional training is provided.

Job Duties

  • Design and implement education programs and events for delivery to children, families, and adults
  • Create educational teaching materials for programs
  • Staff the Evergreen Nature Center between April and October; interact with visitors, assist with sales in gift shop, interact with Evergreen Parks and Recreation District staff
  • Assist with the design and construction of educational exhibits
  • Assist with marketing and outreach of programs and events via flyers and online sources (Facebook, website, local calendars)
  • Assist with administrative aspects of program scheduling and planning
  • Work with volunteers regularly
  • Perform other duties, related to Evergreen Audubon in general, as assigned or necessary

 Minimum Qualifications

– Enthusiasm for nature and learning
– Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources or related field
– 2 years of experience in environmental education; knowledge of best practices in resource interpretation and environmental education
– Ability to lead hikes through Open Space lands along established trails and stand for 4 hrs at a time
– Knowledge of basic natural history and conservation issues; familiar with Rocky Mountain ecosystems
– Strong computer skills; Comfortable with Excel, Word, Powerpoint and online research; comfortable with learning new software programs as well
– Familiar with social media platforms and their use in marketing
– Experience with brochure and flyer design and construction
– Ability to work well on a team as well as be self directed at times
– Possess, or be willing and able to obtain within first 3 months, CPR and First Aid certification
-Flexible and willing to perform all duties as directed including weekend and evening work; ability to handle changes in daily work schedule due to weather, programs or staffing needs

To Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter and 3 references
to Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org