compensation: $12.50 to $13.50 employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Starting Date: June 1, 2017
Number of Positions Available: Two
The seasonal naturalist works under the supervision of the Nature Center Manager in coordination with the Lead Naturalist to interpret the natural history of Central Oregon to residents and visitors. The Seasonal Naturalist will accomplish this by developing and teaching environmental education programs for a wide range of audiences from children to adults, guiding interpretive nature hikes, mentoring junior naturalist volunteers, assisting the public with wildlife concerns and general questions, assisting with volunteer coordination, and providing outreach opportunities within Central Oregon. The Seasonal Naturalist provides care and management for permanently housed and rehabilitating animals, including birds of prey and herpetofauna. Persons in the position will practice responsible animal handling techniques as well as be willing and able to perform basic medical examinations and scheduled health evaluations of our animals. In addition, this position participates in the general operation of the Nature Center including customer service, register duties, opening and closing of the center and receiving and responding to phone calls. The Seasonal Naturalist should also be skilled in the use of social media and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A good understanding of Apple and PC computer systems and software including Google Docs are recommended. Nature Center staff will also work cooperatively with the Oregon Observatory staff and volunteers. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays. The Seasonal Naturalist will be able to multi-task and change focus quickly when appropriate. The Seasonal Naturalist will work well independently and as part of a team. A positive attitude and ability to take initiative are important parts of this job. Applicants having enthusiasm, willingness to interact positively with the public, charisma, good attitude and the desire to have FUN are ideal candidates for this position!
Bachelor's degree in the area of natural sciences or environmental education and at least one year of experience in a related field.
Working knowledge of local animals and plants. Experience with program development and presentation. Experience with animal care and handling is a plus.
Valid Oregon Driver's License or obtains within 30 days of employment.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
40 hours per week, full-time, temporary position
June 1 to September 12, 2017 (end date variable)
$12.50 - $13.50
Friday, March 24th, 2017 by 5pm. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.
Please submit a completed Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory application form, a 1-2 page resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and fit for the position and what skills you will bring to the organization. Please include 2 -- 3 letters of recommendation.
The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory application form and position description are available by e-mail. Contact the poster for documents.
The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is a private, not-for-profit corporation engaged in a wide range of environmental education and service programs for the residents and guests of Sunriver and Central Oregon. Creating and maintaining a community in which humans and nature can coexist remains the highest ideal of Sunriver and the single most important issue for the Nature Center and Observatory. Utilizing both a working laboratory and an interpretive facility, the Nature Center and Observatory helps people to gain a broader perspective on the areas environment.
Our Mission is to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world.
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