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Full time
Job Category:
Parks Explore Nature- Summer Camp Counselor
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City of Cincinnati, OH | Cincinnati, OH
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Job Description

General Statement of Duties

Assist in educating people of all ages and backgrounds about the ecological relationships, natural resources and items/sites of historical importance found in Cincinnati Parks; to assist in protecting the ecology and habitats within the parks; and to assist in the development and implementation of nature education programs within the parks. * Must be available to work Sunday, May 31, 2020-Friday, July 31, 2020.

This person assists Cincinnati Park Naturalists in the mission to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the ecological relationships, natural and historical found in Cincinnati parks and to assist in protecting habitats within the parks.

Explore Nature Program Leaders help plan and design educational programs, lead programs both indoors and outside for people of all ages, but especially children, assist with maintaining a nature center, and its collections, displays and live animals, assist with habitat preservation projects within Cincinnati Parks.

Staff will work with campers from preschool to older elementary school age.

Must be able to pass finger printing and police background check.

HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week, occasional evening or Saturdays will be required. Enrolled in City Retirement System, no benefits.

Required Education and Experience


Basic knowledge of local nature and ecology

Ability to communicate well with people of all ages, especially children

Previous experience working with children

Physical ability to work indoors/outdoors and lead hikes any season, despite inclement weather

Must have a high school degree, or equivalent (prefer at least one year of college with classes in the natural sciences or education)

Must be able to transport self to report to a variety of work locations

Must be reliable

Must be 18 years old

Must have a valid Driver's License or State Identification

Must pass a police background check


Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to office computer screens; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work in or around water; exposure to poison flora, insects, or other animal diseases; exposure to extremes in weather conditions (all types of weather); exposure to human health issues; exposure to various chemicals (ex. water-quality testing chemicals); at times will work alone at parks and nature centers.

Physical Conditions:

Responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, walking for prolonged periods of time; lead hikes over varied terrain, including steps and hills.

occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required to use hands to finger, occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly