Three Rivers Park District

Seasonal Outreach Educator

Field Operations Center, Plymouth, Minnesota
$10.21 - $19.16 Hourly
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
Education, Facilities
Employment Status
Job Type

As directed, to develop and conduct interpretive nature-based and outdoor recreation programs that will increase the public's awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Three Rivers Park District facilities. Focus on outreach summer camps for all ages in first-tier communities of Hennepin County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under direction, develops and conducts outreach programs. Applies creativity and innovation in the development of a wide variety of outreach methods which meet the needs and interests of the Park District and audience and promotes the recruitment of new park users.
  2. Conducts interpretive and recreation programs to educate and stimulate the awareness, enjoyment, and appropriate utilization of the outdoors to a wide variety of participants diverse in age, ability, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
  3. Assists in evaluating data acquired and in making adjustments to programs when necessary.
  4. Develops and maintains effective and collaborative working relationships with Park District staff, partnering organizations, schools, and other agencies.
  5. Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.


Education and Experience
High School Graduate or Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) and at least one year of experience or related training OR any combination of education and experience equal to the above. Bachelor's degree in a related area preferred. Previous Three Rivers Park District experience preferred. Previous experience driving vehicles with trailers or willingness to be trained preferred. Must have a valid Minnesota Driver's License.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Park District personnel, school groups, and the general public.  As required, must be able to travel to Park District facilities, properties, and meeting locations to conduct on-site work in a timely manner.
Language Skills
Ability to effectively and accurately present both scientific and interpretive programs on a wide range of topics to school groups and the general public, reflective of the Park District mission.  Fluency in Hmong, Somali or Spanish preferred, but not required.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.  Ability to collect data and evaluate.  Ability to create, organize, maintain, and assimilate accurate records.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to organize work and the ability to direct the work of others.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, written, or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to follow instructions and keep detailed records of activities.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to manipulate and control office equipment and outdoor education material.  The employee will occasionally be required to traverse rough and uneven terrain as well as paved and unpaved trails. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  The employee needs the ability to perform physical requirements of various outdoor education activities such as walking and hiking.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of the job the employee is frequently required to work in outdoor weather conditions being exposed to hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, direct sunlight, dust, and pollen.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Selection Procedure
A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources by the closing date and time.  Any materials received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. A top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening. 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.