Seasonal Naturalist

Baker Near Wilderness Settlement, Three Rivers Park District
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Maple Plain, MN

Seasonal Naturalist

Salary:$10.36 - $19.74 Hourly

Location: Baker Near Wilderness Settlement - Maple Plain, MN

Job Type: Seasonal

Primary Objective

To develop and conduct, under direction, interpretive programs that will increase the public's awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Three Rivers Park District facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direction, develops and conducts programs that will increase awareness of the environment and District facilities.
  • Orients presentations to a specific and/or variety of audiences to assure effective communications; prepares displays for viewing by public.
  • Participates in evaluation of programs to determine their effectiveness.
  • Assists in evaluating data acquired and in making adjustments to programs when necessary.


Starting Wage: Starting pay for this position will be between $13-14/hr depending upon qualifications.


Education and Experience

High School Graduate or Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) and at least one year of experience or related training OR any combination of education and experience equal to the above.  Bachelors degree in a related area preferred.  Experience with and knowledge of working cross culturally and with diverse youth preferred.


Other Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding in areas of cultural or natural history.  Ability to view aspects of the environment from a perspective of a wide variety of individuals.  Ability to be diplomatic and pleasant under stressful conditions.  Ability to organize, prioritize and complete a variety of work tasks.  Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with site leadership, school groups, youth and families, the general public, park guests, and Park District employees.


Working knowledge of office equipment including word processors, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, databases, PowerPoint, Smart Board and ability to learn selected computer management applications.  As required, must be able to travel to Park District facilities, school sites, and meeting locations to conduct on-site work.


Language Skills

Ability to read and understand documents such as operating, procedure, safety and technical manuals, guidelines and regulations.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to park guests. Proficient in Spanish, Hmong or Somali preferred.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs. 


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee is regularly required to walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job the employee is frequently required to work in outdoor weather conditions being exposed to hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, direct sunlight, dust, and pollen.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Selection Procedure

A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources. This position is open until filled.


Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. A top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening.


Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.


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