003M - Seasonal Pre-Professional Naturalist/Spring (FBW)

Job Purpose

This position provides the District’s public education by researching, developing, evaluating, promoting and presenting natural resource or cultural programs at District facilities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set-up displays for educational programming
  • Present education programs to schools and youth groups
  • Assist staff with facility’s and District-wide events
  • Assist the public with questions about nature and various environmental issues
  • General clerical duties (i.e.:  data entry)
  • Assist with program design and implementation
  • Ability to learn curriculum rapidly
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required


Additional Information:  Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire; may work in close contact with live animals.  This location is out of Fullersburg Woods.


Hours:  Mid February - May; 24 hours/week; (hours vary and will include weekends and holidays as scheduled).


Related Experience:  Prior experience working with preschool-high school children; customer service background; knowledge of local natural history.


Special training or other licenses, certification,etc.:  Coursework in Biology, Education, Ecology, History, Conservation, or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience; working knowledge of Microsoft Office and navigating the internet;  CPR/1st Aid; must have a valid Driver’s License.


Skills In:  Developing, preparing and delivering programs designed to educate the public; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; interacting with the public in a courteous and professional manner.


Onboarding/Training Requirements:   Criminal Background Check

                                                                 Driver’s License Check

                                                                 National Sex Offender Registry Check

                                                                 CPR/1st Aid Training




Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

Applications:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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