South Suburban Parks and Recreation

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Part Time Park Interpreter / Birthday Party Host – South Platte Park

at South Suburban Parks and Recreation

Pay: $12.01 to $14.52/hour
$12.01 - $14.52
Posted: 5/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2421325
Keywords: hotel

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Position is responsible for planning and conducting nature-themed birthday parties for groups of children, primarily on weekends, and helping with occasional weekend coverage at Carson Nature Center, other public programs and community booth events.  Set up and clean up, lead activities, and demonstrate outstanding customer service and energy. Hosts can choose  availability for 2 – 8 hour blocks of time on a per diem basis. Parties booked 2 weeks to 2 months in advance, may range from 1 – 2 parties per month up to 7 – 8 depending on season
and availability. Must be at at least 18 years of age.

Job Requirements

Applicant should have a strong attention to safety and reliability, outstanding customer service skills, enthusiasm and a basic familiarity with local plants and wildlife.  Must have good communication skills in English, and be comfortable speaking in front of groups and controlling groups of youth.  Experience as a naturalist, educator, or Certified Interpretive Guide preferred. 
High school diploma or equivalent is required.   Work experience with youth in an education setting, experience with interpretation, recreation or camps is preferred.  Experience providing outstanding customer service and enthusiasm, as well as knowledge of Colorado's ecosystems, flora and fauna or any combination of those skills is preferred.

Additional Information

Must possess and maintain certification in CPR/First Aid or obtain within three weeks of hire, Colorado Driver's License in good standing, must pass a background check and adhere to ethics for a position of trust.  This position includes assignments in varying and sometimes adverse weather conditions in water and on land.

About South Suburban

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.
We serve nearly 155,000 residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson, and Arapahoe counties.  We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, and entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center.  In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 110 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.
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