Monday, April 19, 2010

Job Announcement Delaware Seashore State Park

Park Naturalist/Program Coordinator

Delaware Seashore State Park is seeking a creative and motivated person to help manage interpretive programs and seasonal staff.

Schedule is as follows: Part time schedule for April – October is 37+ hours per week including weekend and evening hours. November – March is 24+ hours per week including weekend and evening hours.

Pay rate: $10.25-$10.75/hour for qualified candidates.

This part-time position has a flexible schedule that will include weekday, evenings, mandatory weekend hours and does notprovide benefits such as vacation, sick leave, medical/dental insurance, or overtime pay.

- Research, develop, schedule, and present interpretive programs

- Primary topics include coastal ecology, marsh ecology, seining, astronomy, water quality, guided hikes, birding, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, etc.

- Assist in other program areas such as historical interpretation, special events, museum tours, craft programs, etc.

- Promote park programs by writing press releases, designing flyers, updating website material, updating bulletin boards, and distributing park brochures around the community

- Assist with training & scheduling of other educators & volunteers

- Organize, schedule, and present scout programs

- Research, order, & maintain all program equipment

- Assist with gift shop and park office permit sales


- Recent graduate of, or working towards, a degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, or related field

- Minimum 1 year experience presenting interpretive programs designed for people of all ages

- Must be willing to work weekends and 1 night per week

- Excellent customer service skills in a fast-paced environment

- Comfortable on/near the water & ability to swim

- Must have valid driver’s license & be in good physical health

- Knowledge of coastal ecology and the mid-Atlantic region

- Experience in marketing, advertising, or journalism

- Experience with kayaking, fishing, and other water-based activities

- NAI Certified Interpretive Guide or teaching experience

- Current First Aid/CPR certification

CLOSING DATE: when filled

To be considered for this position:

Please send by email, mail or FAX cover letter, resume (including 2-3 references), and completed DE State Parks seasonal employment application to -

Jim Hall, Interpretive Manager
Delaware Seashore State Park
Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum
25039 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Telephone: 302-227-6991

FAX: 302-227-6438

The DE State Parks seasonal employment application is available to pick up in person at any Delaware State Park office or you can print it out on-line at .

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