Environmental Education Assistant- Kingston Parks & Recreation Department
The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a qualified individual to fill the duties of an Environmental Education Assistant, primarily at the Everette Hodge Community Center in Kingston beginning January 6, 2014 through June 2014 with additional work possible after that date. Hours will vary between 20-25 hours per week and will occur between 2:45-5:15 as well as other daytime/weekend commitments with an hourly pay rate of $11-$13 based on experience.
This entry level, seasonal position will work with environmental education staff in teaching a variety of lessons in science and ecology in the field and at the Everette Hodge Community Center. You will serve as a responsible staff member and positive role model for all program participants. You will lead nature games, crafts and field trips and participate in Nature Center programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a high school diploma or equivalent with an academic interest in science or ecology, with a keen interest in teaching youth. Completion of College Courses in the field of science and/or elementary education is useful. Candidates must have a strong commitment to education, environmental quality and natural resources as well as good communication, public speaking, organization and leadership skills. Artistic and creative ability is a plus. Applicants must have a willingness to work with children ages 6-13 in an outdoor setting. Applicant must have a valid Driver’s License. Certifications in first aid and CPR a plus.
If interested, send a letter of interest along with a completed Civil Service Application by December 23, 2013. Applications can be downloaded at www.kingston-ny.gov and Click on Kingston Parks and Recreation. If you have any further questions, please call 845-481-7336.
Please send to
City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department
C/O Steve Noble
Kingston, NY 12401