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Posted February 18th 2013
Outreach Educator (Zoo on Wheels)
This position performs all vital functions of Outreach educational interpretation, including but not limited to, presenting programs for school auditoriums, classrooms, community and corporate events, after-school programs, preschools and birthday parties. Educators will provide information, in accordance with the Zoo’s goals, specifically: exceeding the expectations of the visitors by providing friendly, outgoing, and mannerly services, and in accordance with the Zoo’s mission, specifically: conservation, education, science and recreation.
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Night Flight Presenter
Night Flight Programs invite visitors to hike the Zoo in the dark, meet an animal keeper and more! Educators perform all vital functions of educational interpretation, including presenting educational programs for scouts, families and other groups. Educators will provide information, in accordance with the Zoos goals, that will exceed the expectations of visitors by providing friendly, outgoing, and mannerly services. Educators are the ambassadors of the Zoos mission: conservation, education, science and recreation.
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Under the general supervision of the Childrens Zoo Curator, greets visitors and maintains safety in the petting area.
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Backyard Bugs Interpreter
Under the general supervision of the Children’s Zoo Curator, greets visitors, interprets the exhibit and carries out husbandry for the Backyard Bugs Exhibit.
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Children's Zoo Presenter
Under the general supervision of the Children’s Zoo Curator, presents Children’s Zoo educational programs.
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The Philadelphia Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke free workplace.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received, the Philadelphia Zoo’s utilizes an online application only. Paper applications and resumes will not be accepted. In order for the Human Resources team to fully review your application and qualifications, please include a copy of your resume and/or employment history. Preference will be given to those applicants that attach a resume and/or detailed job history.
Human Resource Generalist
3400 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Posted February 18th 2013
DIRECTOR OF LAND PRESERVATION
Wildlands Conservancy is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Land Preservation to be responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive land conservation program.
The successful candidate will develop strategies to protect and restore critical natural resources, will employ a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and will implement a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for conservation priorities.
Must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree related to environmental resource management and have 5+ years of experience. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of land management and land conservation practices. Proficiency with GIS preferred.
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The Outdoor Classroom opened its doors in the fall of 2004 and continues to grow as an environmental education destination in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Nestled within 475 acres of the Boyce Mayview Park just 12 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh the Classroom is dedicated to “highlighting the connection between people and the natural world of Southwestern Pennsylvania” and offers something for everyone, including programs for teachers, students, service groups, government officials, business leaders and community residents.
Posted January 27th 2013
Summer Programming Assistant with York County Parks
This is a great chance to gain experience working with children in the outdoors and receive practical training in the professional world.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist in the planning and overseeing various public programs for all ages.
Plan and operate specialty weeks including hands-on activities, nature hikes, crafts and projects for ages 3-13.
Teach and assist in programs and projects at the Richard Nixon County Park Nature Center.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about outdoor recreation, education, nature and want to share their passion with children. Position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, some weekends and evenings, May 20 – August 16. Must have or be able to obtain First aid, CPR and AED certification. Starting rate is $8.40/hour.
The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is hiring interns for its spring 2013 programs. Internships begin March 25, 2013. The McKeever Center is administered by Slippery Rock University of PA on behalf of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Located near Sandy Lake in Mercer County, our 205-acres provide an ideal setting for teaching about ecology and environmental responsibility. One of our trails connects McKeever to Lake Wilhelm in Goddard State Park.
Our internship (8-12 weeks) provides an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of earth education programs such as Earthkeepers or Sunship Earth and other programs developed by the McKeever Center. As an intern, you will become an integral staff member organizing, teaching and delivering these exemplary day and residential programs to hundreds of school-aged children.
During your stay, you will learn and live in a setting that promotes sustainability. Wind, solar and geothermal are alternative technologies used at the center. Housing is provided with features such as recycled carpets, flooring, no VOC paint, and the use of recycled materials.
Along with a competitive stipend, food (approximately 60%) is provided along with free housing. A fully furnished house is equipped with wireless Internet.
Under the direction of the Manager of Overnights and Scouts, performs all vital functions of overnight and scout educational programming including but not limited to, Night Flight, Scout Badge and Custom overnights, daytime scout programs, offsite scout programs, program design and program prep. This position also helps to train and support part-time educators.
Regular weekends and evenings required.
Human Resource Generalist
3400 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Seasonal Outdoor Educator for Fall 2012 South Mountain YMCA Camps in Wernersville, PA
Outdoor Educators work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic leaders who teach lessons and lead recreational activities such as:
Wildlife, Archery, Survival Scenario, Native American Studies, Teambuilding Challenges, High Ropes & Campfire Skits/Songs. Other
important components of the job include: assisting in the kitchen & dining hall, curriculum development, janitorial duties, organizing
evening programs, completing camp projects, and participating in staff training. Candidates must LOVE to work outside, have a sense of
humor, enjoy working with children and other naturalists and know how to PLAY and have fun!
The "typical" work week for Outdoor Education staff runs Wednesday through Sunday. OE staff work programs varying from short day trips
to multi-day residential retreats. This job requires long hours. We are looking for individuals who have a true passion for and sincere
love of the outdoors and education.
Teach interdisciplinary science-based and cultural day and evening classes to elementary, middle, and high school students
Facilitate our challenge course and climbing elements with school-age through adult groups
Maintain program areas and provide care for educational animals
Facilities maintenance, food service and basic janitorial duties
Experience working with children
Public speaking skills and confidence in front of groups
Comfortable in rustic, outdoor setting in all weather conditions
Creativity, a STRONG work ethic and initiative a must!
Bachelor's in Biology, Environmental Studies, Recreation, Education, or a related field
Availability to work nights and weekends
$260 weekly stipend; returning staff may receive a merit-based increase
Onsite housing provided
Meals in Dining Hall when groups are scheduled and during training
First Aid/CPR training
Spring: Late March - Early June
Fall: Mid August - Late November
*Qualified applicants can inquire about combining an outdoor education position with a summer camp position to extend employment to 9 months (mid-March to late-November).
To Apply: Visit our website: www.smymca.org and download an application.
Shaver's Creek is Penn State's nature center. The center is located on 1,000 acres of diverse fields and woodlands in central Pennsylvania, 13 miles south of State College and the main campus of Penn State University. We offer environmental education programs for visiting groups; natural history exhibits; live amphibians and reptiles; hiking trails, and more. Our Raptor Center is one of the few federally and state licensed raptor facilities in Pennsylvania providing perpetual care and housing for eagles, falcons, hawks and owls.
Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation. A two-week training period is followed by seasonal program opportunities in both a day and resident settings. Interns work with all ages, preschool to adult, and with a variety of groups, including schools, private organizations, clubs, and the general public. Our program areas provide each intern an opportunity to work in planning, delivering and evaluating the center's educational and recreational programming. Areas of opportunity include: School programs for grades K to 12; Visitor center operations; Live animal care and handling; Public natural and cultural history walks; Volunteer training and supervision; Adventure and recreational programs; Weekend festivals and events; Team building programs; Curriculum and program development; Writing articles for member's newsletter.
Successful candidates have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world. We welcome applications from undergraduates, graduates and those seeking a change in careers. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary.
We provide an on-site intern house with private rooms, and a weekly stipend of $175.00. Interns are encouraged to participate in professional development workshops and regional conferences. Interns have work space with a computer and internet access.
To apply, complete the on-line application at: www.shaverscreek.org. Also send a resume and three professional references to email@example.com. Phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.