Nature Museum

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

TITLE:  Park & Recreation Aide 3

HIRING RATE:  $10.57/hour, 40 hours/week, includes 2 nights. May include weekends & holidays. Free housing rustic cabin to share with another environmental educator. Responsible for your own meals, transportation, laundry & cabin housekeeping.

LOCATION: Nature Museums, Harriman State Park, New York

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Temporary/Seasonal Start Date: June 14, 2018. End date: August 17, 2018

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Nature Museums, the incumbent 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 Project Wet and Project Wild. Duties are performed independently as museums are in four different areas of a very large park.

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 New York State flora and fauna, ability to work with youth of diverse backgrounds, and ability to handle 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, 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. 

Application Deadline: Open until filled. 

To learn more about the Nature Museums, visit the Facebook Page of Regional Nature Museums https://www.facebook.com/RegionalNatureMuseums/.

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Harriman State Park Nature Museums are under the direction of Trailside Museums and Zoo.

Equal opportunity, affirmative action agency.

Trailside is a smoke & drug free workplace.