York County's Nixon Park seek educators

Greg Gross

York County's Nixon Park is looking for a couple of seasonal employees to teach children about nature this summer.

Successful applicants for environmental educators will implement lesson plans that include crafts, hikes, canoe trips, singing songs and more during the eight weeks the summer programs runs. Children who attend the program are ages 3 to 13, according to the county Department of Parks and Recreation.

"It's great experience for someone to go into the teaching field or the science field," said Francis Velazquez, manager of education and outreach at the park.

The job is ideal for college-age students, he said.

There are two openings for environmental educators.

Job duties also include:

  • Supervise, teach and lead the students, oversee take-home projects, hikes and special presenters.
  • Work effectively with all students, including any with special needs or allergies as indicated on their registration/health form.
  • Prepare parent and student communications, including schedules of activities and any special instructions or equipment children may need for a particular day.
  • Acquire needed supplies for each week following purchasing procedures and within an established budget.
  • Maintain registration records.

Applicants must be first aid, CPR and AED certified and need to have some college education.

Employment would be as needed between May 23 and Aug. 19

For more information, call  York County Parks at (717) 840-7440, or go to yorkcountyparks.org.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.