Job Opportunity: Bowie Park Naturalist

CITY OF FAIRVIEW
JOB DESCRIPTION

BOWIE PARK NATURALIST (PART-TIME)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under supervision, supports all Nature Center activities including developing and conducting quality indoor and outdoor educational interpretive programs at Bowie Park Nature Center and for outreach programs, animal care, display development and maintenance, answers questions and gives directions concerning park operations in person or by telephone, and assists with special events. This position reports to the Program Director. This position is for 20 hours a week; some Saturday and evening hours required. Two weeks during the summer will be 30 to 35-hour weeks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be high school graduate or have GED equivalent. Some college coursework in the biological sciences and/or animal handling experience desired. This position requires good natural history knowledge of Middle Tennessee ecosystems and proven experience teaching, preferably in an outdoor (nature center-type) setting. Also, this position requires basic computer literacy in PC programs, excellent personal and communication skills, punctuality with good time management skills, a strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork, an ability to demonstrate initiative, a positive attitude, and the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizes and teaches nature programs.
Helps conduct tours and field trips for groups.
Takes reservations and registration for programs and shelter rentals.
Assists with the general operation of the nature center.
Greets and orients park visitors in person or by telephone.
Informs visitors about the park, regulations, and nature center.
Maintains clean and inviting presentation inside the Nature Center, as well as the immediate areas outside the doors.
Maintains and provides care for live animals in the Classroom.
Assists with special events.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

Salary: $12 – $14/HR – based on education and experience

TO APPLY: Send application to:
Fairview City Hall
7100 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
(Application can be picked up at the Nature Center or downloaded)

CLOSE DATE: UNTIL FILLED

Questions: E-mail NJackson@nullfairview-tn.org


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