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Education Program Coordinator

Department:  Education

Exemption:    Non-exempt

Reports to:     Curator of Education

Supervises:   N/A                 


We are seeking dynamic and passionate conservation educators to join the team as full time Education Program Coordinators.  The primary responsibility of this position is to plan, develop, coordinate, and deliver high-quality, mission-driven interpretive programming for the Education Department.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Skills:

Qualifications:  Prefer BA or BS, but ideally a higher degree in education or a science-related field. California teaching certification is desirable with one year of experience as a teacher or natural history interpreter. Will substitute training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities. Valid California driver license. Must be insurable on The Living Desert's automobile policy. Must be enthusiastic with good communication skills.

Equipment Used: PC computer, general office equipment, telephone, 2-way radio, electric and gas cart, golf vehicles, digital cameras, scanner, audio-visual equipment, camping equipment.

Conditions of Work:

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, out-of-doors hiking, camping, some lifting to 40 lbs.

DISCOMFORT/RISKS: Occasional exposure to the extremes of the desert environment, i.e. heat and aridity.

HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK: Holiday, evening and weekend work may be required.

TRAVEL: Occasional field trips, workshops, seminars, conferences, & program presentations.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

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