Part-Time Seasonal Educator

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Job Title: Part-Time Seasonal Educator

Part-Time/Hourly: 20-25 hours a week, Monday – Friday. March – May/June

Reports To: School Programs Coordinator

About Denver Audubon

Founded in 1969, Denver Audubon is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society. We are a conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research. We connect people to nature in our metro Denver community. Denver Audubon conducts formal and informal programs in schools, local parks, libraries, and in partnership with other organizations. We also offer field trips and adult education programs (Beginning Birdwatching, Audubon Master Birder, Audubon Naturalist Training, and Birding Insights). Our Conservation Committee works with the legislature and other environmental organizations on key issues affecting birds, other wildlife, and habitats. The Lois Webster Fund provides grants for non-game wildlife research and education projects.

Purpose Summary

Under supervision of the School Programs Coordinator, this position is responsible for planning, preparing materials, running field trips, and teaching educational programs
for school-aged children. The position may also require volunteer coordination and administrative work.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed; the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to be completed by the position.

  1. Prepares and conducts selected indoor and outdoor science programs at local schools, and at our Nature Center/Outdoor Lab Classroom.
  2. Creates an atmosphere of hospitality through courteous, helpful, patient service to participants, chaperones, and teachers at local schools and at our Outdoor Lab Classroom.
  3. Work regularly with Denver Audubon volunteers.
  4. Assists with Outdoor Lab Classroom/Nature Center upkeep.
  5. Complies with Denver Audubon’s, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  6. Respond and answer all work-related emails.
  7. Works mornings and afternoons as needed.
  8. Performs other functions and special assignments as directed by supervisor, including assignments that may be outside the primary area of employment.

Supervisory Duties

Will supervise/manage volunteers and chaperones during programs at schools and at field trips to Outdoor Lab Classroom/Nature Center.

Materials and Equipment Used Directly

  1. Uses interpretive equipment, books, web and resource materials in planning and conducting interpretive programs. Uses a variety of office and AV equipment including copier, Windows-based computers, screens, digital projectors, Smartboards, and TV/VCR.
  2. Use of water monitoring equipment, nets, and magnifiers.
  3. **Must have working vehicle as educator will be teaching programs at schools and at the Outdoor Lab Classroom/Nature Center.**

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Essential and marginal job duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Preferred Qualifications and Prerequisites

  1. Completed associate’s or bachelor’s degree is required. Degree in environmental science, education, or science preferred.
  2. Experience teaching groups of children and/or conducting environmental education programs and/or interpretive programs for youth is required.
  3. Work/intern/volunteer experience in interpretation, recreation, camps leadership, etc. may be substituted for a formal background in environmental education.
  4. Experience with CPR/First Aid, interpretive certifications, exemplary customer service skills, and knowledge of Colorado’s ecosystems, flora, and fauna or combinations of these skills are preferred.
  5. Must have the ability to communicate well in English both orally and in writing.
  6. Must pass a background check and adhere to ethics for a position of trust.
  7. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.

Environmental Conditions and Requirements

  1. This position requires professional and timely communications (both verbal and email) with co-workers, teachers, chaperones, and volunteers.
  2. This position requires at times strenuous outdoor work including hiking, walking, or carrying, and kneeling.
  3. May lift 40+ lbs. at times.
  4. It may include extremes in temperature, sun, and precipitation.
  5. Must have the ability to work in the conditions and environment listed for up to 6 hours at a time.
  6. Must be able to stand on feet for up to 4 hours at a time.
  7. Weekday morning and afternoon work is required.
  8. Successful applicant will be responsible for safety and discipline of all participants, volunteers, and chaperones and he/she will be expected to adhere to ethics required of positions of trust.

Compensation: $15.00/hour
Position open until 2/4/22 or until 25 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. A background check is required. Mid-February 2022 start date.
Interviews will be held the last week of January and the first week of February.
Denver Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume to: schoolprograms@denveraudubon.org.

To apply for this job email your details to schoolprograms@denveraudubon.org