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Naturalist / Program Specialist
Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds
Occidental, California, United States
Date Posted: 09/07/2010
Categories: Sports and Recreation
Job Type: Full-Time
Training begins Middle of September!
To instruct 5th and 6th grade children for a week of Outdoor Education during the spring and fall and to facilitate program activities throughout the year, and supporting the needs of the Hospitality, Maintenance, Accommodations and Food Service Departments.
Description of Duties
Instruct 5th and 6th grade children during the fall and spring in nature and ecology through five classes that involve forest animals, forest ecology, initiatives, streams and ponds.
Lead trips to the ocean and Armstrong Woods for off-site environmental instructing.
Beyond the normal activities, Naturalists get to participate in a large variety of evening activities including night hikes, games, and campfires.
Each naturalist is empowered to develop new material for activities that support the concepts of the program.
On the job training and participation in workshops with other Naturalists expand the teaching experience.
Facilitation of challenge course program (Ropes course, climbing walls, mountain biking, pool, archery, canoe/kayaking).
Serving guests in front office includes answering phones, computer data entry, gift store duties, and maintaining the hospitality area.
Serving guests in the Maintenance department includes grounds keeping, painting, trail maintenance, landscaping,
Serving guests in the Accommodations department includes cleaning lodging, bathrooms, meeting rooms, and set up of the same.
Serving guests in the Food service department by performing line service, cleanup, doing dishes and serving.
Healthy respect for heights and ability to overcome ones fear of heights.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Born-again Christian with a Biblical lifestyle and an interest in maturing in his/her faith
People skills, team player and servant attitude
Self-disciplined and reliable
Ability to handle crisis events and work under authority
Teaching or facilitating experience
Physically fit to meet the demands of hiking the trails, and facilitating the various challenge courses
Communication skills including phone etiquette and basic computer skills
Education / Experience
Education: B.A or B.S. Degree
Experience: Experience in teaching, camps or youth work is a plus. Lifeguard and First Aid certification is highly regarded