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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

Hours:

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

. Training day, Saturday, June 18th

. Schedule dependent on Slough School programming, some flexibility
allowed.

. 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
term.

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
programs

Supervision:

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:
[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]