Part Time Camp Counselor Nature Center Staff Job opening - Hamilton County state Indiana ( Job openings )
Hamilton County , state Indiana
( By Press Release office)
2022-01-26T00:00 - 2022-02-25T00:00 | 50 | 2
Hamilton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Position Title: Camp Counselor
Department: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department
Status: Part Time
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To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent serves as a Part-time Nature Staff of the Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for assisting in developing, coordinating and supervising nature related programs and maintaining the Cool Creek Nature Center.
Under occasional supervision, assist Chief Naturalist and Naturalist Staff with the following:
The following duties will be considered normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
-Serve as a front-line interpreter for patrons visiting and contacting the nature center.
-Assemble exhibits, collections, displays, materials for nature center.
-Implement camp programs, classes and exhibits for nature center.
-Serve as staff member to help open, close and maintain the nature center and greenhouse, and communicate with visiting public.
-Maintain daily log for nature center.
-Operate nature center gift shop.
-Serve as a staff member for janitorial duties at nature center and greenhouse.
-Implement nature programs and day camps and various other environmental programs.
-Conduct animal talks, puppet shows, and other interpretive programs to park visitors.
-Assist scheduled guest speakers and instructors for classes and programs during such events.
-Maintaining the greenhouse and related exhibit inside.
-Lead nature hikes and bird walks, interpret information for participants.
-Presentation of special events.
-Maintain various document files, and prepares periodic reports as required.
-Conduct vegetation and wildlife studies at the parks to be used in nature programs.
-Organize activities, games, songs, and refreshments for programs.
-Maintain prairie and garden, such as periodically removing weeds around signage, and removing litter.
-Assist in the renting of the Nature Center.
-Assist in animal husbandry related to the display animal of the Nature Center. Feed, clean, and research care as needed and/or assigned.
-Assist volunteers working for our department.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with the public, staff members, volunteers and supervisors using proper grammar, diction and spelling.
-Ability to speak in front of groups and communicate at the level of the group's ability to understand the material being presented.
-Ability to work after-hour events and weekends.
-Ability to use department equipment and tools, including typewriter, computer, printer, telephone, fax, hand tools, cash register, and artists supplies.
-Ability to lead and conduct nature hikes, walks, campfire, activities, and programs throughout pack facilities during varying weather conditions including heat, cold, rain and humidity and within pre-scheduled time constraints.
-Ability to remain self-motivated and productive when delegated work is not assigned.
-Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, and complete duties effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.
-Ability to work with others in a team environment, and maintain appropriate, respectful interrelationships with co-workers.
-Knowledge of policies, procedures, guidelines, program, park grounds, safety precautions, and group organizational methodologies.
-Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
-Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and appropriately respond to constructive criticism.
-Ability to maintain valid Indiana driver's license in order to operate a vehicle to travel to all park facilities.
-Ability to prepare hand-outs, informational materials, displays, letters, memos and reports.
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