Under direction, develops and conducts outdoor recreation programs which support Park District efforts to increase public understanding and awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, foster environmental stewardship, and the appreciation, enjoyment, and utilization of Park District facilities and resources .
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under direction, develops and conducts outdoor recreation programs in the parks which increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities and Park District facilities, appeal to the interests of the public or scheduled groups being served, and promote environmentally responsible recreation.
Develops and delivers presentations oriented to a variety of audiences with consideration to age, learning styles, physical or mental disabilities, or attitudinal perspectives.
Contributes to planning and evaluating recreation programs with other staff and affiliated and cosponsoring agencies, adjusting delivery methods and content as needed.
In cooperation with the Recreation Program Supervisor, works with other program staff and Park District personnel to provide a selection of balanced District-wide recreation programs.
Contributes to the overall seasonal planning, evaluation, and promotion of public programs, participating in adjustments as needed.
Assists with preparation of effective displays and educational materials, focusing on appropriate outdoor recreation themes or topics for use in the park, as approved or directed by supervisor.
High School Diploma or GED plus at least one year of experience or related training. Bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation or related fields or education and experience equivalent to the degree preferred. Working knowledge of and the ability to apply knowledge of current recreational trends, activities, and teaching techniques. A diverse fishing background, including fly fishing and previous Three Rivers Park District experience preferred.
A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources. This position is open until filled.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. The top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening.
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.