State: Plymouth or Prior Lake, Minnesota, MN
Position: Seasonal Outdoor Recreation Educator
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Posted: December 28, 2017
Job Description / Duties
Under direction, develops and conducts outdoor recreation programs in the parks which increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities and Park District facilities, appeal to the interests of the public or scheduled groups being served, and promote environmentally responsible recreation.
Develops and delivers presentations oriented to a variety of audiences with consideration to age, learning styles, physical or mental disabilities, or attitudinal perspectives.
Contributes to planning and evaluating recreation programs with other staff and affiliated and cosponsoring agencies, adjusting delivery methods and content as needed.
In cooperation with the Recreation Program Supervisor, works with other program staff and Park District personnel to provide a selection of balanced District-wide recreation programs.
Contributes to the overall seasonal planning, evaluation, and promotion of public programs, participating in adjustments as needed.
Assists with preparation of effective displays and educational materials, focusing on appropriate outdoor recreation themes or topics for use in the park, as approved or directed by supervisor.
Qualifications / Required Skills
High School Diploma or GED plus at least one year of experience or related training. Bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation or related fields or education and experience equivalent to the degree preferred. Working knowledge of and the ability to apply knowledge of current recreational trends, activities, and teaching techniques. Experience with and knowledge of working cross culturally; working with diverse middle and high school aged youth preferred.
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Salary: $10.21-$19.16/ hour
Recreation Program Coordinator
Three Rivers Park District is a special park district serving the suburban areas of the Twin Cities. Three River's mission is "To promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system." Three Rivers operates twenty parks and ten regional trails, with at least two more regional trails planned. Nearly seven million people visit Three Rivers facilities each year.