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Naturalist/Educator
From parks along the Long Island Sound coastline to those in the hills in northern Westchester, our six nature centers and parks that lie within are home to a number of habitats and host a great range of biological diversity. Naturalists assist with environmental education, biodiversity study and land management. The nature centers also host a number of school and scout groups, public programming, and the Children’s Summer Ecology Camp, a nature-based summer camp for students entering grades 1-9.


Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to: environmental and natural/human history education; natural resource management including field work; public interaction and education; and trail and habitat and grounds maintenance involving the use of hand tools and power equipment. The position may require working at more than one site, as needed.


Qualifications

Applicants should possess a love of nature, a willingness to be outdoors and the ability to communicate effectively. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven history of environmental education or research, yet all applications are welcome. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in natural or life sciences, natural history, park management, environmental education or a closely related field is preferred.


Hours/Salary

The position of Naturalist/Educator is an hourly position. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with summer hours of Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Salary is commensurate with experience.  


Contact/Send Resume:

Taro Ietaka, Recreation Supervisor
Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park

 

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.