Thursday, February 18, 2016

Darke County Park District Seeks Summer Intern

The Dark County Park District will offer a 10 week summer internship beginning in June with a potential stipend to a student possessing or working toward a degree in cultural, natural, or environmental studies. Duties will include participation in a full range of tasks associated with natural and cultural history programming, organization of summer day-camps on a variety of subjects, environmental education/interpretation, general maintenance, and operation of a Nature Education Center and park areas.

Representative tasks include assisting full time naturalists with a variety of day-camps; basic customer service; caring for animal ambassadors, including birds of prey; assisting with educational programming and special events; supporting skill-based programming such as canoeing/kayaking, camping, and hiking; executing at least one general-public program; and completing an intern project directed by chief naturalist. The ideal candidate should enjoy working with young children and the public, being outdoors, and possess excellent communication skills. Swimming proficiency and other outdoor skills will be helpful. Applicants must be willing to adapt to a flexible schedule working some evening and weekend hours and must be able to lift 50lbs. They must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be able to pass a drug-screening and background investigation.

Applications should include a cover letter, personal resume, and the answers to the following three questions: What program/course do you enjoy most in college & why? Have you assisted with a child day camp (or similar topic) before? Tell us a bit about your experience and thoughts on this. What would you list as your favorite outdoor pastime? Please submit application via email or postal mail to Darke County Park District, Attn: Chief Naturalist, 4267 State Route 502 West / P.O. Box 801, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or on or before April 10th. See for full job description.

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