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Bear Mountain Circle
Minimum Qualifications A current college student or graduate in environmental science/studies, natural history, science education, outdoor/environmental education, ecology or related field. Experience in nature center or nature education may be substituted for the above. Working knowledge of flora and fauna, ability to work with youth of diverse backgrounds, and ability to handle and collect small animals. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, be flexible and eager to try new adventures. Art skills are beneficial. Applicants need to provide evidence that they have the ability to work in an area with limited communication and in an independent, productive and responsible manner.
Duties Description Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Nature Museums, the incumbent will co-direct a nature museum in Harriman State Park. Incumbent will perform, design, construct, maintain and interpret living and static exhibits for a small nature museum; conduct museum tours and nature programs for children; maintain a safe and welcoming environment where all children are valued and encouraged; establish and cultivate a collaborative and respectful relationship with the other staff and Coordinator; perform light facility maintenance; and dress appropriately, report to work punctually and work diligently. Incumbent will receive training in outdoor education, including but not limited to Project Wet and Project Wild. Duties are performed independently as museums are in four different areas of a very large park. Learn more at FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/RegionalNatureMuseums/.
Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS: Candidate must be physically able to perform medium physical labor and to work with staff in a collaborative environment. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age; have a valid driver's license and be available to work weekends and holidays. Transportation within the park is the responsibility of the applicant, and mileage is not reimbursable.
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Notes on ApplyingTo Apply: Complete a NY State OPRHP Employment Application (available in all park offices or online at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx).Submit electronically along with your resume and cover letter, including three work references with addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses to MaryLynne Malone firstname.lastname@example.org 845-234-5025 after 4:30 pm weekdays.