Nature Center Host/Interpreter
|Service dates||06/07/2021 - 08/13/2021|
|Applications||05/29/2021 To 07/31/2021|
Summary: The Nature Center Host/Interpreter will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Center at the proposed Nature Study Area through the development of exhibits and educational material, providing information to community members regarding restoration efforts, and lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland. Mission: The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples’ appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks. Position Description: The AmeriCorps Nature Center Host/Interpreter will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in communicating the importance of restoration through the development and implementation of environmental education exhibits and events, interacting with Nature Center visitors, and leading interpretive tours of the property.
|Benefits||Living Allowance .|
|Desired skills, certifications or qualifications|
General Skills , Environment , Team Work .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Uniforms provided and required .
|Service Environment||Environment .|
Primary Responsibilities: Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program; Develop and implement Nature Center exhibits; Develop relationships with Nature Study Area visitors; Lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland; Provide information to visitors about the restoration project; Secondary Responsibilities: Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers; Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks Physical Demands: Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment Bend, life, pull, and push Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending on season)
|Our mission||Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.|
Animals, Children, Education, Environment, Life Skills