Full Time Temporary Contract
1 Mead Way
CURB is a vital Hudson River access site in an under-resourced urban center. Located on the banks of the Hudson River at 35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY, CURB includes a 4,000 sq ft center used for environmental education, research, and community programs. The building is situated on a 2 acre county-owned park and features an accessible sandy beach and constructed tidal marsh. The center is the only environmental education center in Yonkers that is open to the public year round free of charge Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturdays seasonally.
CURB annually delivers approximately 200 environmental education programs focused on the Hudson River and urban watersheds for 5,000 local K-12 and college students plus hundreds of teachers, and hosts 3,000+ residents for community programs and special events, most free and open to the public. The majority of our 8,000+ annual visitors are from Yonkers and include residents of all ages that come for the education programs plus family programs, lectures, concerts, and special riverfront events.
Our mission is to advance environmental knowledge and stewardship by providing high-quality environmental education for the local community, establishing a regional hub for research and monitoring focused on the Hudson River estuary and urban watershed issues, and serving as a welcoming and open community space for a variety of civic and cultural activities. Our vision of CURB is of a vibrant education and research center accessible to researchers, students, residents, and youth, dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions to emerging issues facing the Hudson River and urban waterways everywhere, such as stormwater runoff, climate change-induced sea level rise and storm events, and loss of biodiversity. It is rooted in the belief that an educated and engaged citizenry are critically essential to achieving real, positive change.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Environmental Educator is responsible for the planning and implementation of weekday and weekend field trips and programs, including “River Explorers” education programs for youth, and occasional special events. The educator will supervise scheduled volunteers and interns that provide support to education programs; complete daily maintenance of all aquaria, displays, and park related tasks; meet and greet public visitors providing general information about our center and promote upcoming special events and program offerings; submit weekly update reports via email to supervisor; and submit weekly work hours to supervisor.
This is a full-time 35 hr/week hourly seasonal position running May 1st, 2018 through approximately November 10h, 2018. Tuesday through Saturday, approximately 9:30am – 4:30pm.
Employment term has the potential to be extended depending on a number of factors.
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in a natural science, education or related degree. Equivalent experience may be substituted.
• Knowledge of teaching techniques commonly used in environmental education.
• At least 1 year experience leading educational classes or programs with children ages pre- k through high school in either formal or informal settings.
• Experience and comfort working in an outdoor setting, regardless of weather conditions.
• Experience working with volunteers.
• Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
• Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
• Enthusiasm about the field of environmental education.
• Knowledge of estuarine and aquatic ecology, habitats, animal identification and husbandry.
• Fluency with Microsoft Office software.
• Flexibility and a sense of humor.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To be consider for the position you will need to complete the online application, upload resume and cover letter to https://slc.peopleadmin.com/.