Hendricks County Job Description
Title: Part-Time Assistant Naturalist FLSA: Non-Exempt- Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation Seasonal Period- May 2, 2020 thru August 21, 2020
An Assistant Naturalist helps provide high quality, modern, nature based programs to the
community; assist with nature center staffing; and assists in the development of exhibits and
displays that will encourage the appreciation of central Indiana’s natural environment.
Essential Job Functions:
• Assist with the maintenance of the nature center and proper upkeep of the facility.
• Assist with the development of modern, interactive, educational exhibits for the nature
• Assist with the development and presentation of environmental education and recreation
• Present nature programs for groups and schools at various sites throughout the County.
• Maintain a friendly and enthusiastic approach when representing Hendricks County Parks
and Recreation for park patrons, visiting groups and while engaged in community outreach
• Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience
Qualified candidates will have a strong base of knowledge in nature, biology and the outdoor
Knowledge of modern multi-media techniques used in program presentation.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
License or Certificates:
Must possess a valid driver’s license and the demonstration of a safe driving record.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Duties will be performed equally in indoor and outdoor environments during all seasons of the year.
This position requires the ability to walk/stand for long periods of time, walking on uneven terrain,
and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs. The qualified candidate must be able to work
weekends and some evenings. This position also requires the ability to speak and present programs
clearly and effectively. A part-time Naturalist will spend time interacting with park patrons and
must enjoy being the focal point of interaction with visitors.
Seasonal Naturalists reports directly to the Park Naturalist.
NOTE: A criminal background investigation is required of ALL HCP&R employees.
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