Fishing Program Coordinator - Denver Parks & Recreation


City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation


Denver, CO


Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking two Fishing Program Coordinators to assist in connecting children and families to nature through fishing in Denver's parks. The City and County of Denver boast one of the most expansive and diverse park systems in the Rocky Mountain West offering over 20,000 acres of open and green spaces in our mountain parks and 250 urban parks. The purpose of our fishing program is to teach children and adults about fish and ecosystems, how to fish, and how to be good stewards of the land. We’re looking for two Fishing Program Coordinators capable of working with interns and volunteers, interested in engaging with the public, and with a genuine interest in natural resource management and education. These are on-call positions that will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits. These positions will work approximately May through September 2021 depending on department and program needs.  The work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Assignments may vary depending on weather and events and will focus on high use times including evenings, holidays, and weekends. Working weekends and holidays is mandatory. These positions will report to Denver’s South Jason Street Maintenance Shop located at 678 South Jason.  Job duties and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinate the Denver Fishing is Fun Program with Denver Park Rangers Coordinate interns who implement environmental education programs Develop and present educational programs throughout the City and County of Denver Distribute fishing equipment and demonstrate how to effectively rig, bait, cast, and reel fishing poles Demonstrate proper fish identification and fish handling skills Interact with the public to increase awareness of parks rules and regulations Interpret information about the park system and natural resources Protect natural resources through resource management practices Perform environmental education in highly developed urban parks We are looking for someone who enjoys engaging with the public and has a genuine interest in assisting Park Rangers.  Applicants should have a passion for educational programming, natural resource management, and fishing. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have: Experience coordinating and implementing outdoor educational programming Bachelor's degree or course work in Natural Resources or another related field Knowledge and experience with fish and fishing techniques using various equipment Experience in marketing and/or advertising Experience working with children and/or teens CPR/First Aid certification We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualification: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment