Water Quality Educator

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Minneapolis, MN

Job Announcement - Water Quality Educator        

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to work as a Water Quality Educator. This educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis at community events and celebrations. The Water Quality Educator will:

  • Provide interactive water quality education at events in Minneapolis Parks 
  • Coordinate MPRB participation at community and neighborhood events
  • Track participation and evaluate program effectiveness
  • Assist in the development of new water quality education materials
  • Lead water quality presentations for neighborhood groups
  • Coordinate educational outreach efforts to local businesses

Hours: Monday through Friday, primarily in the evenings. Requires availability for four weekend days/evenings per month.  Average 20 to 30 hours per week dependent on the season.

Compensation:  $13.02 plus mileage reimbursement. 


  • Outgoing personality able to draw in participants
  • Strong public speaking and leadership skills
  • Experience working with diverse audiences in a public setting  
  • Knowledge of watersheds, nonpoint source pollution, and water quality issues
  • Training in environmental education and/or water ecology
  • Working knowledge of tabling education techniques and messaging
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success teaching in event settings
  • Previous experience giving public presentations
  • Knowledge of interpretive display design
  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages (Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred)

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Will review resumes as received and interview qualified candidates as they are submitted.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Jamie McBride

Environmental Education Lead

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

3800 Bryant Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55409