LA2050
TreePeople

On-site Tour Educator and Park Support

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
21 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.

TreePeople’s On-site Tour Department delivers environmental and sustainability education to over 10,000 people a year at Coldwater Canyon Park - home of TreePeople. This includes students, teachers, and parents. We also provide Moonlight Hikes, Family Tours, Drought Solutions tours, Group Dog walks and an occasional Eco-Birthday party during weekends for the public. The goal of the program is to inspire them to take personal responsibility by creating a more climate resilient city through the planting and care of trees, conserving, capturing and infiltrating water, creating healthy productive soil, and more.

Responsible For: Delivering environmental educational tours to K – 12 students, family groups, and the general public, and serving as an educational specialist responding to inquiries on TreePeople’s information line.

Duties Include:

  • Delivering weekday Eco-tours, our interactive educational tour for elementary through high school students.
  • Delivering monthly Moonlight Hikes, for the public.
  • Delivering monthly Drought Solutions and Native Plant Walks, Family Tours, and Group Dog Hikes and occasional Eco-Birthday parties for the public on weekends.
  • Presenting TreePeople’s “Dirt Doctor” at select outreach events.
  • Delivering other educational programs as needed.
  • Performing some administrative duties including data entry and answering TreePeople’s information line.
  • Maintaining all equipment, displays and props.
  • Helping prepare for events in the Conference Center and on the grounds.
  • Participating in educator and staff gatherings.
  • Supporting our parks operation department.
     

Necessary Skills/Requirements: Must be committed to environmental sustainability. The ideal candidate possesses a sound grasp of ecology and environmental issues; a basic understanding of effective educational methods; and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Must have experience working with youth, teens and adults
  • Have flexibility and patience
  • Experience and/or education in interpretive/environmental education, and/or performing arts
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable speaking to a group or to individuals
  • Spanish speaking a plus
  • Comfortable and able to work outdoors
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Experience with administrative work
     

Reports to: Senior Manager, On-site Tours

Compensation: Full time (40 hours per week) non-exempt hourly Wednesday– Sunday, some benefits.

Seasonal position (September through July)

To apply

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to:

Jodi Toubes

Director, Human Resources & Administration

TreePeople

[email protected]

TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer