Our Education Programs Specialists are instructors for all our education programs including our outdoor summer nature and observatory camps, K-12 field trips, children and family programs, themed special events, and animal ambassador programs. This is a highly cross trained position and serves as an integral member of the daytime team.
Join the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory as we work to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world. We are seeking someone passionate about environmental education to lead a variety of programs with the local community. The Education Programs Specialist will assist with outdoor summer nature and observatory camps, children and family programs, themed special events, and animal ambassador programs.
Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is looking for a dynamic outdoor educator to join us for an exciting summer (and beyond) to share the natural world with others. The education specialist will develop and deliver a wide variety of education and interpretive programs including summer camps, K-12 field trips, and family programs. This position is scheduled for 6 months from June – November, but has an opportunity to evolve into a year-round position for the right candidate.
The Animal Program Specialist provides support in the husbandry of a diverse collection of animals that includes raptors, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. The animal program specialist is also responsible for engaging visitors through development and presentation of conservation-based educational programs featuring SNCO’s animal ambassadors.This is a seasonal, 6-month (May – October) position.
The seasonal Naturalist serves in front-line position during the peak visitor season by staffing the nature center and co-leading summer camp programs. The naturalist is responsible for engaging visitors with a high level of customer service while providing a rich educational experience for all. This is a seasonal (June through mid-September) position scheduled for 40 hours/week.
The Summer Naturalist serves in a front-line position during our peak visitor season by staffing the Nature Center entrance and main exhibit hall. The naturalist is responsible for engaging visitors with a high level of customer service while providing a rich educational experience for all. This position also provides support for educational programs by co-leading summer camps, family programs, and other activities.
The Summer Naturalist provides interpretive and operational support at the Nature Center during our peak visitor season. The naturalist is primarily responsible for staffing the Nature Center by engaging visitors with a high level of customer service and providing a rich educational experience for all visitors. This position will also provide daily support for animal husbandry and support for educational programming (e.g. camps) as needed.