The Environmental Educator works with the Education Team to further the mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District by supporting the activities of the Education Team, led by the Education Director/Camp Director. Primary responsibilities include developing and delivering environmental education programs, creating and maintaining signage and exhibits, and representing the organization at the Boardman River Nature Center and throughout the community.
Formal Education or Equivalent:
Currently enrolled or recently graduated in Bachelor’s degree program in education, ecology, biology, conservation, natural resources, or other related field, or possess related work experience.
Must be able to work through August 27, 2021
Complete 30 hours training (required)
Must be over 18 years of age
Related Work Experience:
Experience with the development and/or delivery of education programs for children is strongly preferred;
Customer service experience preferred;
Knowledge of State of Michigan Camp licensing rules and regulations is strongly preferred;
Experience with day camp programing within State of Michigan preferred;
Knowledge of Northern Michigan natural surroundings required;
Experience developing and delivering camp curriculum is strongly preferred.
The Environmental Educator will have:
Exceptional organization and presentation skills.
Excellent oral, telephonic and written communication skills.
Excellent social and interpersonal skills; be a team player; and relate positively with people of different ages, cultures and abilities.
Working knowledge of natural history, child development, classroom management and environmental stewardship preferred.
Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and web applications.
Current certification in CPR and basic first aid, or willingness and ability to acquire these certifications.
Safely operates a motor vehicle and is licensed to do so;
Lifts and handles materials of up to 35 pounds without assistance;
Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, in the English language;
Able to work efficiently outdoors in varying conditions and terrain;
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend.