Thank you for your interest in employment at Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY 10911


The following seasonal vacancies are announced in the Palisades Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation:

TITLE:  Park & Recreation Aide 3

HIRING RATE:  $11.80/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 15, 2020 End date: August 19, 2020

 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. Applications are reviewed as received.

“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:  1/7/2020                                Application Deadline: 4/20/2020

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.

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

Trailside Museums & Zoo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action facility of