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Nature Center Assistant

General Description

The Nature Center Assistant helps to manage the Nature Store, including merchandising, cash out and inventory. The Assistant will also assist in leading nature programs for the general public. This position requires managing volunteers. The location is the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.

Qualifications and Essential Duties

  • Retail experience, including cash out, inventory and merchandising
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience working with children and education experience a plus
  • Canoeing experience – able to lift and paddle canoes
  • Able to manage and recruit adult and teenage volunteers
  • Knowledge of basic natural history and ecological concepts
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Friendly, high energy and good sense of humor
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 75 pound canoe with another person, carry that canoe 30 feet, and physical movement necessary for putting the canoe up on a rack
  • Ability to canoe against the wind and current
  • Ability to physically operate canoes, computer and other program equipment

The seasonal position runs from late May until the end of September. From late May through Labor Day, the part-time work week consists of variable hours three days a week, including at least one weekend day and some evenings. After Labor Day, the assistant store manager works weekends only. Holiday work is required.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and two references to smac@maineaudubon.org. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will be accepting applications until the position is filled.