Park Interpreter

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-760247
    • Job Location: Littleton, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: February 19, 2021
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About this Opportunity!

Park Interpreter | Summer Seasonal 

Littleton

$12.58 - $16.35 per hour

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you enjoy working with people of all ages and look for ways to share your passion for nature? If you answered YES, you may be the person we are looking for! The Park Interpreter is responsible for preparing materials and conducting public nature interpretation programs and camps for audiences of all ages. May assist with coordinating volunteers as assigned. 

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Attending school for a Degree in Interpretation or Environmental Communication, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Education, Communications or a related field from a regionally accredited College or University, or completion of a Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
  • A Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) is preferred.
  • Comfortable with extensive public contact including speaking to small and large groups, and work in a two-story building with stairs
  • Has knowledge of ecological and wildlife principles or the ability to gain quickly.
  • Has the ability to read and interpret field guides and marketing information.
  • Has program development and delivery skills or the ability to develop the skills.
  • Has the ability to lead groups on hiking trails, canoeing, and other adventure travel and to conduct nature program/activities in a variety of terrain settings.
  • Has the ability to find and capture insects and aquatic invertebrates and to identify birds, tracks and mammals, tracks, astronomic and weather phenomena, or other naturalist skills.
  • Has the ability to work with people of all ages including children, family groups, and adult audiences.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van and know or have the ability to learn how to pull trailer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) months of experience in leading and conducting interpretive public programs and customer service.
  • Current certifications in CPR/AED & First Aid, or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org

 

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.