El Paso County - CO

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El Paso County - CO Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Feb 05, 2019
The positions will be 40 hours per week at Bear Creek   or   Fountain Creek Nature Centers Under direct supervision of the Nature Center Supervisor, assists in providing interpretive services within a nature center and regional park to promote public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of natural areas, interpretive programs and parks. Provides public information services, including orientation to the public regarding regional parks and trails; greets visitors and receives incoming calls; provides natural and cultural history information and roving interpretive services. Leads and assists with staff or volunteer-led interpretive programs and presentations. Assists with various special projects/events on the behalf of the Recreation & Cultural Services Division. Assists in the maintenance of displays and exhibits and other nature center facilities, equipment and materials; researches, designs, develops and assembles interpretive exhibits, programs, media and materials. Leads programs for a wide variety of audiences from toddlers to adults. Leads Environmental Education programs for elementary and middle school students. Assists with the organization and presentation of nature day-camps. Performs other duties as required. Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent education required. Bachelor's degree in parks, recreation, environmental studies or related field preferred. Minimum six (6) months experience working with interpretive/environmental education program preferred. Strong understanding of the professional commitment to the position and the nature centers. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and the public. Ability to stimulate interest and lead people in various interpretive activities in the nature center and outside on the trails. Ability to assume assignments and complete them with adequate results. Ability to use various computer programs, including word processing, databases and desktop publishing software; Microsoft Office proficiency preferred. Knowledge of regional natural and cultural history, interpretive principles, media and techniques. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, drug screen and motor vehicle check. Licenses/Certificates Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.      Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com