Naturalist

Wood Lake Nature Center
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Richfield, MN

NATURALIST I

Wood Lake Nature Center

Intermittent Position

Salary Range: $13.04/hour minimum to $15.08/hour maximum

Hours will vary. On call as needed Monday - Saturdays from 8:30 - 5:00 or Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00.

 

NATURE OF WORK

Under the guidance of head naturalist, conducts high quality environmental education activities and interpretive naturalist programs with groups of all ages and types of people, with a focus on K-5 age group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Conducts weekend birthday parties and scout programs.
  2. Answers inquiries from the public about wildlife identification, habits, nuisance problems, etc.
  3. Assists staff with administrative duties including group scheduling, purchasing, telephones, etc.
  4. Assists in the training and supervision of student interns.
  5. Assists in building and grounds maintenance as needed.
  6. Additional duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  1. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to identify flora and fauna prevalent in this area and its relevance to Wood Lake Nature Center.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of ecological concepts including succession, predation, population dynamics, etc. and ability to identify their occurrence at Wood Lake Nature Center.
  3. Demonstrates an ability to work as a team with staff in creating a dynamic environment.
  4. Demonstrates an ability to communicate with the public in a friendly and professional manner.
  5. Demonstrates an ability to work both independently and cooperatively with staff, interns and volunteers.
  6. Demonstrates an ability to conduct a wide variety of classes in an outdoor setting.
  7. Demonstrates an ability to understand and respect the diversity of customers and co-workers, effectively communicating with individuals whose first language may be one other than English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Essential functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate physical activity such as standing, walking, kneeling, sitting, crouching, twisting, pushing, pulling, bending, stopping, squatting and lifting materials and supplies ranging from 20-60 lbs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A degree in biology, wildlife management, environmental studies, elementary education, environmental education or other field relevant to natural history interpretation.
  2. Experience in planning and teaching school aged children of various ages.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Strong familiarity with Wood Lake Nature Center, its programs and policies.
  2. An ability to conduct programs in a manner consistent with its philosophy.

APPLICATIONS

Application forms, copies of this bulletin and additional information may be obtained at www.richfieldmn.gov/job. Only a City of Richfield on-line application will be accepted. Resumes may be included with a completed City of Richfield on-line application.

 

THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2018.