Seasonal Environmental Interpreter Aid/Outreach Assistant

  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • DuPont Nature Center, Lighthouse Road, Milford, DE, United States
  • Mar 28, 2017
Seasonal Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Water Quality

Job Description

Summary Statement

This position will work with volunteers and staff to develop, organize and facilitate recreational and interpretive programming for school/group field trips and public programs at the DuPont Nature Center (DNC). This position will also interact with nature center visitors, plan and participate in special events at the DNC, and develop educational information, print media, displays and exhibits. This position will also assist with the care and maintenance of aquariums and live aquatic species.  Work may be performed outdoors under various weather conditions (biting insects, hot and cold conditions).

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develop, prepare and facilitate educational programs about the Delaware Bay and the aquatic and wildlife species that live there (especially horseshoe crabs and shorebirds) to school groups and public visitors.
  • Develop educational materials including fact sheets, brochures and displays.
  • Interact with nature center visitors and assist them as needed (be a front-line representative of DNC).
  • Lead guided educational tours of the DuPont Nature Center.
  • Assist with the annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival.
  • Help plan and facilitate youth and family fishing programs.
  • Care for and maintain live animal tanks (horseshoe crabs, terrapins, fish & shellfish).
  • Assist in operation and upkeep of the nature center.
  • Answer phones as needed.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This posting may be closed on or before 5/22/17 upon filling the vacant positions.

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$9.00 - $10.00/hour