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Seasonal Interpretive Specialist

Date Posted:  Oct 22, 2019
Requisition ID:  12021
Location: 

Andrews, IN, US, 46702

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Salamonie Lake

Salamonie Lake is centrally located between the cities of Wabash, Huntington and Marion. Enjoy scenic trails, wildlife and bird watching, hunting, and camping at this 2,665-acre lake property, constructed for flood control by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 12,554 land acres, which are managed by the DNR Division of State Parks, provide 40 ponds, marshes, and wetlands, contributing to diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. DNR manages several properties on the lake, including the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area (SRA), Lost Bridge East SRA, Dora-New Holland SRA, Mount Etna SRA, Mount Hope SRA.

 

Salary

This position starts at $10.75/hour.

About the Job

The Seasonal Property Interpretive Specialist provides customer service and education to the general public regarding property features and historical context.  Specialists may assist with conducting operations such as ticket or product sales and rentals depending on assignment and requirements described below.  As an Interpretive Specialist, effective communication and comfort with public speaking are essential.  Interpretive Specialists should seek opportunities to engage property guests and manage large crowds when necessary.  Due to the public education unique to each property or area of focus, attendance at training sessions is required.

A Day in the Life

Seasonal Property Interpretive Specialists perform duties according to the following roles:

Naturalist Aides educate the general public on nature center programming, local/common flora and fauna, and local/common animal species.  Naturalist Aides assist with the development and presentation of displays, brochures, monthly activities and/or media releases.  Further, research may be required on the identification and care of flora and fauna, and the care of nature center animal species.  These Interpretive Specialists are also required to assist in the care of animals (feeding, watering, and bedding changes) and the general maintenance of the nature center.

What We're Looking For
  • Some College and (1) year of work experience. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 

 

What You Need For Success

  • Skill in public speaking and effective written communication
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to carry out assignments with general instruction and limited supervision.
Additional Notes
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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