Seasonal Environmental Interpreter Aid/Outreach Assistant

Recruitment #022217-MXGB01-400300

Summary Statement

This position will work with volunteers and staff to develop, organize and facilitate recreational and interpretive programming for school/group field trips and public programs at the DuPont Nature Center (DNC). This position will also interact with nature center visitors, plan and participate in special events at the DNC, and develop educational information, print media, displays and exhibits. This position will also assist with the care and maintenance of aquariums and live aquatic species.  Work may be performed outdoors under various weather conditions (biting insects, hot and cold conditions).

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develop, prepare and facilitate educational programs about the Delaware Bay and the aquatic and wildlife species that live there (especially horseshoe crabs and shorebirds) to school groups and public visitors.
  • Develop educational materials including fact sheets, brochures and displays.
  • Interact with nature center visitors and assist them as needed (be a front-line representative of DNC).
  • Lead guided educational tours of the DuPont Nature Center.
  • Assist with the annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival.
  • Help plan and facilitate youth and family fishing programs.
  • Care for and maintain live animal tanks (horseshoe crabs, terrapins, fish & shellfish).
  • Assist in operation and upkeep of the nature center.
  • Answer phones as needed.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Environmental Interpreter Aid/Outreach Assistant 
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas.  

  1. Experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  2. Six months experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
  3. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  4. Knowledge of curriculum development.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).  

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 5/22/17 upon filling the vacant positions.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.  

Pre-employment criminal background investigation – A satisfactory criminal background investigation is required as a condition of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


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