Part-time field educator, Columbus

Part-time field educator, Columbus

Ohio River Foundation, a regional conservation non-profit organization seeks part-time seasonal Field Educators for its fall/spring River Explorer Education Programs in Greater Columbus (OH).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with education team to conduct ½ day hands-on education field trips for 4th – 12th grade students and special groups. Activities and topics include: wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality testing, ecosystem and watershed concepts, and safety review
• Manage and maintain educational and scientific equipment
• Assist staff with program development
• This position requires the ability to lift and carry equipment (up to 30lbs.) and safely exit and enter streams, creeks, and rivers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• College coursework in biology, ecology, or related field
• Education coursework or experience with children in an education setting preferred
• Strong communication skills desired; ability to work self-directed and team member
• General knowledge of conservation issues and environmental laws
• Ability to make decisions quickly and independently
• Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

SALARY: Competitive hourly wage. Position is part-time seasonal (Fall/Spring), 2 to 3 trips/week (weekdays), typically 8:45 am – 2 pm.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, email or fax your resume to:
Ohio River Foundation
513-469-6755 (fax)
orf@ohioriverfdn.org (email)
Ohio River Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.ohioriverfdn.org

THE IMPACT

Your Donation Makes a Big Impact

  • $25 can provided food for the freshwater mussel “ambassadors” we use in our Mussels in the Classroom program.
  • $100 can buy water quality equipment to enable us to identify pollution problems.
  • $500 can help 50 students be River Explorers for a day of learning in a river or creek.
  • $1,000 can plant 500 native trees to restore critical habitat and help keep our water clean.