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Outdoor Educator – Cold Spring, NY

Organization: Taconic Outdoor Education Center

Job Title: Outdoor Educator

Location: Cold Spring, NY

Hours and Compensation:$340.00 – $420.00 per-week plus room & board

Benefits: possible medical and Civil Service Employees Association union benefits

Position Dates: September 2012- June 2013

Application Deadline: rolling basis, interviews will begin late April

Posted on: April 24

 

Organization Overview

TOEC welcomes all visitors, including colleges, elementary to high schools, scout troops, youth groups and clubs. Highland Lodge, with a wood-burning stone fireplace, colorful nature displays, comfortable woodland cabins, friendly service, excellent meals and knowledgeable educators is a perfect fit for these activities. Some visitors stay overnight, while others visit for a day. Center staff also visit schools and provide lessons in classrooms.

After the first snowfall, our full-service cross country ski and snowshoe programs swing into operation at Fahnestock Winter Park. At the Center in late winter, our Hudson Valley Maple Farm starts producing syrup from the Sugar Maple grove.

Through the year, public programs celebrate the seasons. These include the annual Cross Country Ski Swap Sale in November, Winterfest in January, Sap to Syrup in March, and Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest in May. TOEC is located an hour and half north of New York City by car or Metro North to nearby Cold Spring.

http://nysparks.com/environment/nature-centers/3/details.aspx

 

Description

Here at New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation we need a variety of skills to maintain and operate our facilities and to provide patrons with a safe and enjoyable experience. From specialists in historic preservation to skilled trade workers to park maintenance staff, we seek out the brightest and most enthusiastic applicants to join our team. The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) employs just over 1,700 year-round permanent employees and more than 4,000 seasonal staff at the peak of our operating season.

Responsibilities

Design, and instruct small group environmental activities geared to the
ability levels of elementary children.  Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

B.S. Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Education, Nature
Interpretation, or related field.
Teaching experience with elementary children in either a formal or informal
setting.  Ropes Course experience desired.
First Aid Training desirable.

How to Apply

Cover letter, resume & 3 letters of recommendation to-

John M. Stowell
Program Coordinator
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
75 Mountain Laurel Lane
Cold Spring. New York 10516
(845) 265-3773
Fax (845) 265-7941
e-mail john.stowell@parks.ny.gov

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