The seasonal program coordinator position is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive programs that will increase the students’ and visitors’ awareness of their environment while fostering the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Delaware State Parks cultural and natural resources. In addition, this position schedules and coordinates school/group programs and coordinates the REECH overnight programs at Cape Henlopen State Park, and assists the Interpretive Programs Manager as directed. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Schedule and coordinate school/group programs and maintain monthly program attendance information.
Lead school environmental education or historical education programs tied to State standards to increase student understanding of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources.
Develop and maintain exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational material.
Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.
May provide live animal care and handling.
Plan, organize and conduct interpretive walks and tours.
Set-up, monitoring and clean-up support for park programs and special events.
Must demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
Maintain a positive attitude.
Other duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Naturalist
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
One year experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.
Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.
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