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Environmental Educator (Summer 2021)

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Stamford, CT
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Published 15 days ago

Mill River Park Collaborative - Stamford, CT

Organization Background:

Mill River Park Collaborative provides the leadership and resources for the creation and maintenance of Mill River Park in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The Collaborative is a public/private partnership of government, corporate and community interests committed to not only building an inviting and exciting park and greenway, but also ensuring it’s enduring success.

Job Description:

The Summer Environmental Educator is a full-time, seasonal position reporting to the Education and Programs Manager. This position will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the Mill River Stewards high school internship program. Additionally, this position will have two assistants (former Stewards) to help facilitate daily activities.

This position begins the week of June 14, 2021 and ends on August 25, 2021 and pays between $20-23 per hour, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. This position is Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm each day. An extended absence is not acceptable.

Responsibilities:

● Leading high school students in stewardship activities such as invasive plant removal, lawn and meadow care, planting and transplanting perennials, litter removal, etc

● Teach environmental education lessons focused on positive climate action

● Work collaboratively with Mill River Park full-time staff to engage Stewards in ongoing conversation management projects

● Help Stewards develop career materials such as resumes and cover letters

● Chaperone off-site field trips

● Assist with field or office work as it pertains to the program

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or a related field

● 2+ years of experience in education, programs, or similar professional experience

● The ability and desire to work outdoors on your feet for 6+ hours a day

● Experience using hand tools and basic field science equipment

● A passion for environmental stewardship and working with youth is paramount. A high-energy level, organizational skills, teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively are crucial! 

Mill River Park Collaborative - Stamford, CT

Organization Background:

Mill River Park Collaborative provides the leadership and resources for the creation and maintenance of Mill River Park in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$20-$23/Hour

Location

On-site
Stamford, CT, USA

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Instructions:

If you’re interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter and resume to trent@millriverpark.org. Please include “EE Application” in the subject line. Applicants who meet the requirements will be contacted to set up a phone interview.

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