Nature Center Specialist

Organization:

City of Arvada's Majestic View Nature Center

Location:

Arvada, CO

Deadline:

Contact:

Anna Hoover

Salary 

$17.00 - $20.00 Hourly

Department

Department of Parks, Golf & Hospitality

Position Purpose

Purpose is to assist Nature Center Director & Assistant Director in coordinating functions, updating displays, and creating a positive customer experience to ensure efficient operation of Majestic View Nature Center.

*This is a part-time position and will not exceed 20/hours per week. 

Essential Job Functions:   

  1. Oversee center operations during public hours as an interpretive ambassador to provide an enjoyable visitor experience.
  2. Assess engagement with current displays and assist in projects to update displays and exhibits.
  3. Monitor safety, security and cleanliness of center and surrounding site, bringing issues to the attention of the Director or appropriate City staff.
  4. Coordinate and assist classroom and building preparation, which may include custodial and maintenance duties.
  5. Assist with animal husbandry for animal ambassadors, such as changing tank water or creating enrichment.
  6. Assist in marketing meetings, grant writing, year-end reporting and various other all-staff projects.
  7. Assist in recruiting, training and scheduling of volunteers, including but limited to delivering flyers and/or attending event booths.
  8. Coordinate with appropriate City personnel and other agencies to accomplish center goals.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Possess and be able to share working knowledge of environmental interpretation.
  2. Excellent communication and customer service skills must be shared with visitors, co-sponsors, volunteers and staff members.
  3. Ability to effectively coach and train people of various volunteer ages, including teens.
  4. Initiative to recognize, recommend and manage projects or programs that meet the Nature Center’s mission.
  5. Ability to produce copy for promotional or educational materials.
  6. Ability to perform manual duties associated with the programs and facility; arranging tables, chairs and equipment, leading outdoor activities, refilling fountain, etc.
  7. Must be able to work flexible hours as assigned, which can include occasional evenings or weekends.  

Requirements:
Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to education, environmental science, recreation, leadership; or equivalent education and experience.  Experience working or volunteering in a leadership role with youth and adults if preferred.

Vision Mission Values

Vision: 

We Dream Big and Deliver

Mission:  

We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.

Values:

Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. 

Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.

Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, persevere  and take action to deliver quality results