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Naturalist Educator: Gold Rush Living History

  • Publish Date: 11-07-2017 11:29:10 |
  • Contact: Julie Powell |
  • Location: Sacramento 95613 |
  • Place: Coloma |
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Naturalist Educator: Gold Rush Living History

Daytime Naturalist,
4th grade Gold Rush/Living History Program

(Full-time, Part-time, and on-call positions available)

Coloma
Outdoor Discovery School (CODS) has been providing a variety of outdoor education
programs since 1990. Our residential
program offers public and private school students a 1-4 day experience in
California Gold Rush history, Science, and Ropes Challenge Programs. Our campus is located on the banks of the
South Fork of the American River in the town of Coloma, California.

Our
program has an excellent reputation for employing professional naturalists who
are excellent role models, teachers, and well-educated individuals. The daytime
naturalist position is available seasonally—from January thru June, and
September thru November—with the option to return the following season.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·
Educating,
supervising, and empowering 4th grade students enrolled in the Gold
Rush/Living History program.

·
Initiate
learning in many formats: at meals, in the field, on the trail, and in large (75+)
or small

(12-16 students)
groups.

·
Commitment
to personal development of teaching skills and background knowledge of subject
areas.

·
Promote
positive communication among staff, students, teachers, and parent counselors.

·
Model
environmentally sustainable behavior and ethics.

·
Regularly
manage teaching supplies and equipment.

·
Collaborate
with other naturalists and Program Director to continually upgrade academic and
logistic aspects of program.

QUALIFICATIONS

·
BA
or BS in the field of education, science, history or related experience

·
Minimum
of 6 months experience teaching in the classroom or at an outdoor education
facility

·
Current
CPR and First Aid certification (online certification does not apply)*

·
Current
California Food Handler certification*

·
General
knowledge of the developmental needs and behavior of 4th grade
students

·
Ability
to conduct skits, songs and/or stories in front of large groups

·
Ability
to work independently as well as cooperatively with others

·
Excellent
communication skills

·
Enjoy
the company of children ages 9 to adult

·
Love
working outdoors—rain or shine

·
Creative,
fun, and energetic!

·
Physically
fit

·
Knowledge
of California history, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and/or climbing protocols desirable

*May be acquired after hire.

Position
is non-exempt. Starting pay: $15.00-15.50/hour depending on education.

Employees
may be eligible for retirement benefits after 5 to 12 months of employment.


Some
meals, but no housing is provided for our naturalist staff.

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