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Looking for a Career in Resource Interpretation? Below you'll find employment opportunities for naturalists, park rangers, museum curators, exhibit design specialists, natural resource administrators, and more. Check out what the Mid-Atlantic Region has to offer.
Posted 10/04/18 Education Program Specialist Friends of the National Zoo LOCATION: Washington, DC DESCRIPTION: Plan, design and present education programs that meet the missions of Friends of the National Zoo and Smithsonian's National Zoo. Make connections and partnerships with local school districts. Act as Assistant Director for Safari Day Camp Programs (summer, spring, and winter). Support department-wide initiatives in education and volunteer programming. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: College degree in science, education, biology, museum education, or related field. Minimum two years experience in formal or informal education, including experience in curriculum development and program implementation. Great communication and customer service. First Aid / CPR / AED certified.
Posted 09/21/18 Interpretive Naturalist (E-Status) Riverbend Park LOCATION: Great Falls, VA OPEN PERIOD: Until filled TYPE: Part-time, 25-35 hours per week Spring, Summer, Fall and 15 hours per week Winter. DESCRIPTION: Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, events and special request programs. Under the general direction of the Senior Interpreter, manage one set of programs including creating and scheduling programs as well as managing staff for the program. Front desk, administrative, animal care and other variable jobs included. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and one year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.
To Learn More and Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Julie Gurnee 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls VA 22066