The East Bay Regional Park District currently has 20 vacancies across several visitor centers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Interpretive Student Aides are currently enrolled students who work alongside Naturalist staff to provide interpretive programs and public information in a park visitor center and surrounding parklands. These paid positions are designed for students considering a career in interpretation, environmental education, natural history, cultural history, or park professions while supplementing their current coursework in natural science and/or cultural history. In addition to gaining natural and cultural history information relating to parks, students will develop interpretive skills in this training position.
Essential Functions - Assists Naturalist staff by performing a variety of duties such as providing public interpretive and educational programs (snake talks, farm tours, youth programming, mine tours, history talks, etc.), feeding and caring for animals and fish, handling cash and merchandise, or light horticulture tasks. Performing public information duties such as greeting the public, answering the phone, stocking brochures, and otherwise assisting the public while they are in the visitor center. Maintaining bulletin boards and displays, assisting with accession program, and assisting with research or out in the park. Additionally, may perform other minor duties as are needed at the centers such as running errands, performing minor custodial duties, etc.
Interpretive Student Aide I: Equivalent to the completion of the tenth grade, 16 years of age or older.
Interpretive Student Aide II: Completion of 3 semester units of college level natural science, cultural history, or other academic course work compatible with placement.
Both I and II: Must be in current student status. Must possess a valid California Driver License.
Internal Number: 18-EC-01
About East Bay Regional Park District
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.