Jobs Environmental Educator (Part-Time)


$13 - $15/hour

Variable Hour - Part-time

Hitchcock Nature Center; 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek

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Pottawattamie County is announcing the hiring of part-time Environmental Educators! 

Part-time Environmental Educators assist the Environmental Education Department in preparing, presenting, and hosting interpretive programs including, but not limited to, school field trips, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events as needed under the supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalists.

This is a part-time, flex-schedule position based out of Hitchcock Nature Center. Part-time Educators may commit to work programs/events as their schedule allows and as needed by the Environmental Education department. Typical time commitments vary but range from 3-5 hours per program/event. 

Essential Functions

Work with the Environmental Education team to prepare, present, and evaluate programs for various groups and individuals including, but not limited to, school field trips, school programs, special events, and public programs with the primary focus on school field trips in the spring and fall. 

Keep accurate records, assist in reporting, and provide general administrative support as needed.

Assist with new projects and perform other tasks as assigned.

Maintain environmental education materials and equipment.

Monitor the cleanliness of Loess Hills Lodge and spot clean facility as needed or as directed by supervisors.

 Perform other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

General knowledge of, or experience working in, the field of education, environmental education/interpretation, environmental studies, natural resources, or the biological sciences. 

Previous experience working with children preferred.

General knowledge of, and ability to assist in, planning and participating in outdoor activities in all types of weather (e.g. heat, cold, rain, etc.)

Available to work week-day mornings during the spring and fall field trip season.

Available to work some weekend and evening hours.

Willing to travel to other county conservation parks as needed.  

Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  

Able to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.

Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and good rapport with individuals of all ages including supervisors, colleagues, children, and the general public.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Must be 18 years of age at the time of hire.

Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment.

Certification in first aid is desirable. 

I enjoy the opportunity to be involved with a variety of projects, interacting with the community, and working with a great team.

Mary-Beth, Supervisor
Community Services
26 Years with Pottawattamie County
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