Summer Environmental Educator

Hiring Organization:
Parks & People Foundation

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2016

Summer Positions Available at Parks & People

BRANCHES Environmental Educator

Young Environmental Scientist (YES) Team

Parks & People is currently seeking 1 seasonal Environmental Educator for its BRANCHES high school employment program to be a part of the Young Environmental Scientist (YES) Team. BRANCHES is an after-school and summer program for currently enrolled Baltimore City high school students ages 14-21 that engages high school youth in meaningful summer employment while building resiliency skills in Baltimore City youth.

The Environmental Educator is responsible for assisting the Team Leader with behavior management, project management, and curriculum delivery and assists with program logistics and ensuring project completion. The YES Environmental Educator also works with the Team Leader and the BES Ecology Education Program leader to carry out specific data collection protocols. These protocols are short field campaigns taking 1-2 weeks to complete. Specific duties will include:

  • Coordinating with Field Team Leader to schedule protocol completion.
  • Training the field team on the different protocols and data collection techniques
  • Assisting field team with data collection
  • Managing data collected

This position requires working outside on uneven terrain, in various weather conditions and in urban and rural sites.  Long pants, and close-toed shoes required.

Work hours are 7:30 am to 2:30 pm unless otherwise directed. Some weekend work may be required. Must have a bachelor’s degree in ecology or related field. Currently in a graduate program preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. Experience working with high school age urban youth required. Must be comfortable working outdoors, leading youth in hands-on outdoor activities and teaching data collection protocols.

This position is seasonal, part-time, hourly and does not include benefits. Work location is 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Projects take place throughout Baltimore city. Applicants must be available to work from June 20 – Aug. 12, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to


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