Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be
1. Develops, promotes, implements and evaluates public natural and cultural history
educational programs for audiences of all ages at District sites throughout the
2. Supports education programs and process throughout the District and at District
3. Prepares written copy for program promotion.
4. Assists with the training, scheduling, monitoring, and evaluation of volunteers
assisting with programs.
5. Assists with and coordinates District special events and/or portions thereof.
6. Assists with maintenance of education program equipment and loan materials.
7. Assures self and volunteers to maintain an awareness of worker safety issues and
practices and to apply these in performing daily tasks and activities.
8. Designs and develops interpretive materials including, but not limited to signs,
brochures, and exhibits.
9. Presents educational programs both on and off District sites for civic and community
groups and the general public.
Marginal Functions include the following.
1. Represents the District and its education efforts through involvement with
professional organizations that support environmental education.
2. Prepares written copy for District publications.
3. Completes assigned reports and projects on a timely basis for the Education Services
Manager as needed.
4. Represents the District at community events.
5. Serves on internal District committees.
This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities. Assists with training, scheduling,
monitoring, and evaluating volunteers and short-term employees.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) from four-year college or university in Environmental
Education or Interpretation, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Natural Resource
Management, or related field; a minimum of one year related experience in
environmental education program delivery; or equivalent combination of education and
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
1. Possess a valid driver's license.
2. Certified Interpretive Guide preferred.
3. Possess or the ability to obtain First Aid/CPR certification within one year from date
1. General working knowledge of environmental education, interpretive teaching
methods and techniques, the natural history Illinois, and the principles and objectives
of environmental education program planning.
2. Familiarity with the Illinois State Board of Education's State Standards for Learning.
3. Working knowledge of the trends and innovations occurring in the fields of
environmental education and interpretation on a statewide and national basis. Keeping
current with the professional literature and in gathering ideas from such sources to
present innovative environmental learning programs.