Job Opportunity: Interpretive Naturalist – Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (HARD)

Job Title: Interpretive Naturalist
Company: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (HARD)
Location: Hayward, CA
Website: http://haywardrec.org
Salary: Hourly $16.32 – $20.82
Apply to: hayshore@earthlink.net
Job Type: Paid Job

Description:
Primary Duties:
o Plan, prepare, market and present public interpretive programs along the Hayward shoreline to a variety of audiences;
o Maintain program records, including budget and participation levels;
o Lead interpretive programs on weekends highlighting the San Francisco Bay-Estuary and surrounding salt marsh habitat;
o Conduct several weeklong summer camps to youth ages 6 to 13 years of age;
o Lead interpretive programs for local schools focusing on salt marsh ecology on weekdays;
o Assist with special event preparation and facilitation;
o Assist in the operation and coordination of the Interpretive Center and major recreation activities;
o Assist in the design and production of various interpretive media;
o Perform minor custodial duties related to the maintenance of Interpretive Center facilities and live animal exhibits;
o Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
o Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental education, education or a related field.
o Experience creating and leading programs for children of various ages.
o Familiarity with Common Core standards.
o Experience in the fields of natural history interpretation or environmental education.
o Excellent “people” skills; enthusiasm for children and education, flexible and positive attitude; well-organized and responsible; mature and professional appearance.
o Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English required.
o Spanish language a plus.
o Ability to identify salt marsh flora, fauna, ecosystems, and other natural phenomenon.
o Physically fit to hike outdoors in heat and inclement weather. Ability to lift at least 35 pounds.
o Valid California’s Driver’s license and insurance.

Physical Requirements: Ability to hike up to 3 miles per day in heat and inclement weather. Ability to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 35 pounds; kneel, crouch, stand, twist, reach or bend.

Work Environment: Programs are conducted along the 8 miles of the Hayward shoreline.

Hours: Varies. Work hours are flexible and average 2-3 days/week at 6-8 hours/day. Programs are generally conducted during normal school hours and on weekends.

Please apply early: Interviews scheduled for Wed. February 25, Fri. February 27 and Wednesday, March 4.

Start: March 10, 2015

To Apply: Download an application from haywardrec.org. Mail application, cover letter, resume and answers to supplemental questionnaire to 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541 ATTN: Adrienne De Ponte or E-mail to- hayshore@earthlink.net

Interpretive Naturalist Supplemental Questionnaire
1. Describe your experience creating and leading programs for children. In your response please include years of experience and organization/agency for which you performed said tasks. Also describe any experience you have had working in the interpretive field.
2. Please describe any other special skills, certifications or experience you have that qualify you for this position.
3. List education/environmental/public outreach courses you have satisfactorily completed over the past five (5) years.
4. Why do you think this position would be a good fit for you?

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