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On-the-Water Education Intern position

On-the-Water Education Intern - Slough School Education Program

July - August 2011 10 hours/week

Position Description:

The On-the-Water Education Intern will assist with and deliver canoe and
kayak-based educational programs and events within the Columbia Slough
Watershed. She/He will also support additional aspects of on-the-water
programming including: materials preparation, set-up, gear organization, and
safety talks.

See www.columbiaslough.org/ for information about the Columbia Slough
Watershed Council.

Duties and Responsibilities:

. On-the-Water Programs: Prepare and assist with water-based
educational programs for K-college-level students and adults from the
Columbia Slough watershed. Activities include: slough history and native
plant and bird identification. Provide direction and supervision to
students and volunteers during programs.

. Events: Deliver safety talks, prepare gear, and represent Slough
School at council events

. Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on canoe/kayak equipment

. Perform other duties as assigned

Location: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR
97218 and other sites within the Columbia Slough Watershed


. Approximately 10 hours/week from July 5th - August 26th 2011

. Training day, Saturday, June 18th

. Schedule dependent on Slough School programming, some flexibility

. General days include Wednesdays and Thursdays.

. Weekend/Evening dates include: 6/18, 7/9, 7/31, and 8/12 (evening)

Compensation: The intern will receive a $400 stipend over the course of

Required qualifications, skills, and education:

. Prior canoeing/kayaking experience

. Strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills

. Knowledge of local flora, fauna and water quality issues

. Able to take direction and initiative

. Able to lift 30 lbs overhead

. Valid driver's license

. High school diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

. Experience leading canoeing/kayaking programs

. Background in field-based science education

. Strong organizational skills

. Bachelor's degree in science, education, natural resources or
related field

. Certified in CPR and Basic First Aid

. Ability to communicate in Spanish

. Proficiency in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office


The intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Education
Director with additional support from the Executive Director, Stewardship
Coordinator, and Outreach Director.

Work Environment: 90% field and 10% in office

Safety Considerations: This position involves working in an outdoor
setting, in varied weather conditions, often canoeing or kayaking and
walking and hiking on trails of varied terrain.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sheilagh
Diez by noon on Monday, May 23, 2011. Interviews will be held between May
25th and June 3rd.

[email protected]

Mail: Slough School Education Program

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

7040 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97218

Questions? Contact Sheilagh at 503-281-1132 or
[email protected].