Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking applicants for part-time Park Naturalists for the Prospect Park Audubon Center. The Audubon Center is a cornerstone of high quality environmental education programs for children and adults in Brooklyn. Through a partnership between Prospect Park Alliance and Audubon New York, the Center demonstrates to its visitors and program participants the importance of Prospect Park as a community resource and as bird and wildlife habitat.
Park Naturalists may work Thursdays through Sundays, April through December, rotating with other staff on a per diem basis. Park Naturalists report directly to the Public Programs Manager of the Prospect Park Audubon Center or the Lead Park Naturalist on duty. During regular work hours they are responsible for leading indoor and outdoor inquiry-based nature programs, assisting in the supervision and training of Park Youth Representatives, interpreting exhibits, welcoming and giving information to guests, assisting in crafts and other programming, and general assistance with managing the Audubon Center and Pop-Up Audubon sites. While working and being in uniform, Park Naturalists are a representative for the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Prospect Park Alliance and Audubon New York. The position pays $18 per hour.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
ABOUT THE ALLIANCE:
The Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of diverse communities, in partnership with the City of New York. Prospect Park is Brooklyn's flagship park and a National Historic Landmark, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. The Alliance’s work in historic preservation and park revitalization is nationally recognized.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer committed to making diversity as much a part of its everyday operations as it is a part of its mission and values. The Alliance is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws