Part-Time Naturalist II/Tour Leader

Location
Miami, FL
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Job Title Part-Time Naturalist II/Tour Leader
Job ID 995543
Location Kendall Campus
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary


Job Details



Job Family
STAFF- Support Staff
Grade
R2
Salary
$14.25 - Flat Rate
Department
Continuing Education & Professional Development
Reports To
Program Coordinator, CEPD
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt


Job Summary


The Part-Time Naturalist/Tour Leader works in an outdoor setting, presenting educational programs about South Florida environment to the public and must be knowledgeable about South Florida plants, wildlife, and water system.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Presents environmental education programs to students from Pre-k and older
  • Conducts tours at the Environmental Center which include the pine rockland, hammocks, butterfly gardens, organic gardens and animal exhibitions
  • Leads workshops at nature preserve center for children and adults
  • Assists in maintaining existing gardens, pathways, exhibits and animal displays
  • Leads birthday party functions such as scavenger hunts, hiking and feeding fish
  • Feeds and handles animals such as snakes, small alligators, turtles, insects
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, be at least 18 years of age, and have knowledge and passion about South Florida environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about conserving the South Florida Ecosystem
  • Ability to recommend improvements to existing programs as well as suggest new programs
  • Ability to interact and teach in a positive manner with young children in a structured learning environment
  • Ability to manage large groups of students during outdoor educational programs/tours
  • Ability to work outdoors and tolerate the heat, humidity and mosquitoes
  • Ability to identify beneficial native plants as well as invasive, harmful plants such as poison ivy
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and high level of energy
  • Proficiency in working safely and efficiently with garden tools
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural team environment as well as with students, faculty and staff



Essential Position


  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.


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