Environmental Education Instructors - 4 open positions

  • Lake County, Illinois
  • Lake County Forest Preserves, West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL, USA
  • Feb 13, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Job Summary

The Environmental Education Instructor position is designed to build a foundation to the professional fields of environmental education and interpretation. The duties include teaching programs for: school groups, scouts, summer day camps, and public programs.

Program topics may include voyageurs,lake or fish ecology, prairies, food chain, nature restoration, animal adaptations, geology, outdoor skills and earth sciences. Instructors work one weekend day per week and some evenings except during the summer day camp season when the work schedule is primarily Mon-Fri.

Essential Functions & Experience

Essential Functions -

Conducts environmental education, youth stewardship education, and outdoor skills programs for children and adults in various preserves throughout the District, and occasionally outside the County. Provides input and assists with the development of new programs and related materials including PowerPoint presentations, posters, handouts, laminated pictures, crafts, costumes, skits, etc. This position interacts in many ways with the public such as interpreting natural history and District operations and policies for the general public in person and by telephone. Responsible for the Welcome Center operations on weekends and some weekdays. Organize and inventory educational supplies and equipment used for environmental education and outdoor skill programs. Makes suggestions on equipment and supply purchases. Responsible for maintenance and feedings of reptiles, amphibians, raptors, and invertebrates. Assists with special events. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

Experience -

Two years of course work in earth sciences, natural resources, education, interpretation or a related field.Teaching experience preferred. Must have enthusiasm and respect for people, teaching, and the environment. Education and communication skills necessary to present educational programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Ability to operate audio-visual equipment and word processing software. Upon employment, must successfully complete and obtain certification in American Red Cross CPR and First AidAbility to beflexible and work with a variety of personalities and work environments. Must possess a valid Drivers' License.

Closes On: March 30, 2018 at 04:30 PM CST

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Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$9.00 - $13.00 hourly