Employment

SEASONAL NATURE MUSEUM EDUCATORS (7 positions)

HARRIMAN NATURE MUSEUMS

TITLE:  Park & Recreation Aide 3

HIRING RATE:  $11.10/hour, 40 hours/week, schedule varies and may include evenings, weekends & holidays. Free housing in rustic cabin to share with another nature museum educator. Responsible for your own meals, transportation, laundry & housekeeping.

LOCATION: Nature Museums, Harriman State Park, New York

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Temporary/Seasonal Start Date: June 20, 2019. End date: August 16, 2019

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Nature Museums, the incumbent will codirect a nature museum in Harriman State Park. S/he 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 FACBEOOK https://www.facebook.com/RegionalNatureMuseums/.

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.

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.

To 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 regionalmuseumspipc@gmail.com 845-234-5025 after 4:30 pm weekdays.

“Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.”

Application Deadline: 3/1/2019

 SEASONAL ASSISTANT COORDINATOR HARRIMAN NATURE MUSEUMS

TITLE:  Park & Recreation Aide 6

LOCATION: Nature Museums, Harriman State Park, New York

HIRING RATE:  $14.67/hour (2% raise anticipated in April 2019), 40 hours/week, schedule varies and may include evenings, weekends & holidays. Free housing in rustic cabin to share with a nature museum educator. Responsible for your own meals, transportation, laundry & housekeeping.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Temporary/Seasonal. Start Date: June 6, 2019 End Date: August 23, 2019

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the Nature Museums Coordinator, the Assistant Coordinator will assist in the oversite and management of seven (7) Nature Museum educators in Harriman State Park.  Prior to the arrival of museum educators in late June, the incumbent will work to prepare grounds and buildings, schedule programming with camps, procure materials and prepare training for incoming nature museum educator staff. Once educators arrive, the incumbent will train museum education staff and supervise them in the setup of museums and exhibits, maintenance and interpretation of living and static exhibits, and conducting museum tours and nature programs with children. The Assistant Coordinator will ensure that all staff maintain safe and welcoming environments where children are valued and encouraged. The Assistant Coordinator will establish and cultivate a collaborative and respectful relationship with staff and the Coordinator. The Assistant Coordinator will perform grounds maintenance and light facility maintenance. The Assistant Coordinator will dress appropriately, report to work punctually and work diligently. Learn more at FACBEOOK https://www.facebook.com/RegionalNatureMuseums/.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A graduate in environmental science/studies, natural history, science education, outdoor/environmental education, ecology or related field with a minimum of 3 years of nature center or nature education programming. Working knowledge of Northeastern flora and fauna, ability to work with youth of diverse backgrounds, and ability to handle, collect and care for small animals. Applicant must have knowledge of Project Wet, Project Wild and nature-based education and be able to co-train the nature museum education staff.  Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, be flexible, able to mentor nature museum educators, and be highly organized. 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.

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 21 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. There is no overtime pay.

To 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 regionalmuseumspipc@gmail.com 845-234-5025 after 4:30 pm weekdays.

“Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.”

Posting Date:  1/29/2019                          Application Deadline: 3/1/2019

Harriman State Park Nature Museums are under the direction of Trailside Museums and Zoo. Trailside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation & Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Equal opportunity, affirmative action agency of NYS PARKS, RECREATION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Trailside Museums & Zoo is a smoke & drug free workplace.