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Naturalist - Heller Nature Center

Highland Park IL


Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager and with direct supervision from the Naturalist/Program Supervisor, the Naturalist is responsible for conducting a wide variety of environmental education, interpretive and outdoor recreation programs at Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Interpretive Center and other locations in the area; planning and direct Outdoor Adventure Camp, Sand Trackers and Hook, Line and Sinker camp and assist with the management of the center’s apiary and beekeeping program.


Responsibilities: Teach a variety of programs and assist in developing programs, services and events related but not limited to Heller’s teams course, public programs, early childhood, school and after school programs, special events, scout and custom programs and birthday parties at the Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area; assist with Heller’s beekeeping program and maintenance of hives; contribute to brochure copy; planning and directing the Sand Trackers, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Outdoor Challenge summer camps. Prepare weekly program materials, check registration, correspond to patrons, provide site supervision, extraordinary customer service, distribute information and answer questions.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, natural science or outdoor recreation with 2 years’ experience in environmental education/interpretation or a related field. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele (preschool-adult). Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations.


Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

Salary: Hiring Range is $41,343-$43,000 DOQ

Hours: Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.


For more information and to apply: http://www.pdhp.org/join-our-team/

Please mention how you learnd of this opening.


The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted September 10, 2018

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