Seasonal part-time, May through September
Palomar Mountain State Park is looking for talented applicants to help launch a pilot program called “Palomar Outdoor Youth Challenge”. The Seasonal Interpretive Specialist will develop and present thematic interpretive programs to inner city children, at risk youths, or underprivileged youths. Programs may include nature hikes, interpretive talks, hands on activities, and slide show programs. The applicant will be responsible for marketing the program, networking with groups (Pal Programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Outdoor Outreach, Inner City Outings- Sierra Club…) scheduling programs with groups, and keeping a daily log of activities. Since this program is funded by SDG&E, a report at the end of the program will also have to be completed for weights and measures of success. Our objective for this program is for each child to walk away with a new value and appreciation for nature. Something they will retain lifelong.
The successful applicant will have skill or experience in one or more of the following areas:
· Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written
· Positive, professional appearance and attitude
· Experience planning a thematic interpretive program
· Experience leading nature walks or teaching environmental education
· Excellent computer skills
· Must enjoy working with children
· Ability to work in a fast paced atmosphere with noise and interruption
· Initiative to evaluate a situation and take appropriate action
· Ability to learn quickly and work independently- self motivated
· Enthusiasm for the park’s resources
· Great physical shape and ability to hike at 5,000 feet of elevation
· 4-yr college degree required
Further Information: Palomar Mountain State Park is located at 19952 State Park Rd, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060. No housing will be available for this position. A uniform must be purchased and worn. The approximate cost is $120.00. The Seasonal Interpretive Specialist is expected to work weekends, holidays, and occasional odd hours.
The application deadline is Monday, April 29thth by 4:00p.m. Interviews will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 30th. To prepare for the interview look up Palomar Mountain State Park on the parks website www.parks.ca.gov and study up on resources you can find here. You will have to give a two minute on the spot interpretive talk about an object you choose from a box. The approximate start date: May 10th, 2013.
To Apply: Fill out a standard form 678, available at any California State Park Office, or online at www.parks.ca.gov and fax to (760)742-1092. For more information, email Ranger Jessica Murany firstname.lastname@example.org or call Friday-Monday (760)742-3830.