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Up Yonda Farm will be hiring an assistant naturalist during the summer of 2017. This is an entry level position for an undergraduate student or recent graduate.

This position has been filled as of June 2017.

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ASSISTANT NATURALIST

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This position will require work at an environmental education center and other locations.  The individual assists the Naturalist I in both programming processes as well as facility buildings, grounds and trails maintenance requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Naturalist I or higher level supervisor.  Does related work as needed.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  (Illustrative only)
Provides program and educational information to visitors;
Assists in program preparation and presentation for field trips, audiovisual presentations, written materials, exhibits, and demonstrations on ecology, natural resources, and environmental concerns;
Maintains exhibits and displays;
Prepares and distributes promotional materials;
Performs building, grounds and trail maintenance.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of the natural sciences; good communication skills; ability to work with the public; mechanical aptitude and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:

  1. Twenty-four (24) credit hours of coursework from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, or

  2. One year of full-time paid experience (or its part time or volunteer equivalent) in a position involving conservation, environmental education or other natural science work.  

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