Monday, 23 June 2014

Natural History Education and Interpretation Program Coordinator

Liliaceae, Ficus Benghalensis, Python Daudin and Bunnies!

Do words like these excite you? Are you looking for a budding career? You've come to the right place! The Community Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic team of programmers and interpreters to be a Program Coordinator at the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre. This supervisory role will allow you to exercise your knowledge of natural history and education as you will lead these centres in developing and implementing educational programs to engage visitors in learning about horticulture and nature. You will be required to create and coordinate educational programs, hire, train, supervise and provide support to your staff team and liaise with a variety of other City of Edmonton units and staff to ensure these quality programs go off without a hitch.

Some of your exciting responsibilities are to:
-Plan and organize the implementation of education and interpretation programs for the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre
-Coordinate the development of new programs for the Muttart and John Janzen Nature Centre and in response to changing curriculum, customer requests, and new exhibits
-Recruit, hire, train and supervise program staff and provide support with scheduling, timesheet submission and evaluation
-Liaise with Communications personnel for promotional needs and prepare and submit information for brochures
-Liaise with bookings staff to ensure facilities are booked efficiently and programs are booked correctly. Set up, monitor and evaluate programs in CLASS
-Coordinate supply purchasing for programs at the Muttart and Nature Centre
-Fulfill supervisor roles and responsibilities in the city-wide safety program
-Coordinate and assist with special projects as they relate to education programs
-Represent Education and Interpretation Programs on facility-based committees
-Work collaboratively with other units, including Special Events, Operations and Bookings
-Other related duties as required
-To visualize what it is like to be on our team, visit The City of Edmonton Talent Hub.

-Degree/diploma in Recreation/Leisure Studies, Education, Science, History, or other related discipline with training in program development
-One year of program delivery experience in an interpretive or recreation environment and at least six months of supervisory experience
-Knowledge of all aspects of program development and delivery including approaches to youth education
-Demonstrated ability and experience necessary to perform supervisory responsibilities
-Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and train others
-Solid knowledge of local natural history and/or horticulture
-Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
-Experience using Microsoft Office (Word), Google (Mail, Calendar) and other computer software programs
-Current Standard First Aid and CPR
-Possession of a valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License and eligibility to obtain a City driver's permit
-Applicants will be required to arrange their own transportation and where appropriate will be reimbursed in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy. This may require the applicant to obtain business use auto insurance
-The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check from the police agency in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Residents of the City of Edmonton can usually obtain a Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check with a single visit to the Police Information Check Section located at #108, 14315 118 Avenue. Candidates residing outside the City of Edmonton will be required to obtain a Certified Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local RCMP detachment
-Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

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