To perform this position successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document 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.
The Educator/Naturalist for Porter County Parks and Recreation is an ever evolving position, reflecting the seasons and development and expansion of Park owned properties. The role of the Naturalist changes from season to season and may consist of evening and weekend hours. Roles include, but are not limited to, working with school and public education programs and events, the farm program, camp, leadership programs and the challenge course.
Following the Porter County Parks and Recreation Master Plan priority and action schedule on education, the incumbent works with the Park’s staff to enhance the educational value of programs, festivals and events. The incumbent interacts with program participants, parents, teachers, leaders of visiting groups and must be outgoing, with a sincere and energetic desire to provide a quality and consistent experience and impact.
This position reports to the Program Director.