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Deadline to Apply:
Monday, January 24, 2022, 9:00am
About PRNSA: Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is the primary nonprofit partner of the National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore. We work in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve and maintain wildlife habitats, trails, and historic sites in this beautiful and unique park. Our year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards.
PRNSA’s Environmental Education programming includes managing overnight group stays at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center (CMEEC), teaching Science at the Seashore programs for school groups, leading day-long Youth In Parks (YIP) outdoor experiences, organizing adult and community education programs (Field Institute), hosting equity-based community events (Get to the Point), and offering summer youth programming such as day camp, overnight camp, and backpacking. Programs are primarily held in person, but education strategies may also include online presentations and written and visual communications.
JOB SUMMARY: Working cooperatively with other members of the education team, the Environmental Educator will primarily focus on the development, planning, and delivery of science and nature-based youth education programs, and may be responsible for selected aspects of program administration, communications and documentation. Field instruction takes place at various locations in and around the National Seashore and may include adult, family, or community programs taught alone or in teams. Some weekend work will be required. This is a highly visible position requiring the ability to communicate with diverse audiences in order to provide high quality learning experiences and a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors and program participants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
- Collaborate to develop and deliver creative and engaging educational experiences
- Plan lessons, manage materials, and deliver science and nature-based youth programs outdoors
- Clean and maintain scientific and field teaching equipment
- Support program administration such as group communications, scheduling CMEEC reservations, managing group documents, and trip planning support for schools
- Provide onsite check in/out and orientations for groups staying at the CMEEC
- Inspect and straighten CMEEC facilities before and after group visits, some cleaning
- Participate in planning and support of community programs, summer camp, group backpacking, local partnerships (library, local school, etc.), Field Institute, family education, or outreach programs as needed
- Research and create natural history content for programming or communications
- Use judgement to promote participant and group safety in field settings
- Understand, communicate, and model National Park Service and Leave No Trace wilderness policies and procedures
- Work onsite, in-person in the Point Reyes National Seashore, some remote work is possible
- Perform other organizational duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUESTED
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, natural science, environmental studies, wilderness recreation, conservation, or related fields
- Minimum 2 years experience working with youth in formal or informal education, or in a youth development setting
- Experience as a role model demonstrating conscientious, respectful, and inclusive leadership/mentoring
- Comfort with written and verbal communication and public speaking
- Flexibility to adapt to challenges and manage youth in a field setting
- Current First Aid Certification or the willingness to receive training
- Curriculum development and/or educational activity design
- Bilingual English/Spanish or other language
- Comfort with use of word processing, spreadsheets, and Google Drive
SALARY & BENEFITS: Rate of $24.00-$27.00/hour. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid time off and 403(b) retirement program.
How to Apply:
Visit PRNSA's Environmental Educator Application page to apply.