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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Environmental Education Employment

 

Environmental Education Employment Opportunities (Paid)

Position Status Description Eligibility
Youth Conservation Crew Member Positions full for summer 2019. Check back in November for the 2020 Application. Summer job opportunity for teens interested in outdoor work and protecting the environment Age 14 - 18
Youth Conservation Crew Leader Positions full for summer 2019. Check back in November for the 2020 Application. Mentor and supervise teenagers as they complete important work in natural areas and gain job skills Adult, driver's license
GRUNT Adult Crew Leader Positions full for summer 2019. Check back in November for the 2020 Application. Mentor and supervise teenagers as they complete important work in natural areas and gain job skills Adult, driver's license
Nature Day Camp Naturalist I & II, Coordinator Positions Positions available for Summer 2020 will post in January 2020.  Naturalists spend 7 hours each day co-leading small groups of campers (age 4-12). Experience working with children, a love and curiosity about nature, and high sense of safety and responsibility. Age 16+
Field Trip Naturalist All positions filled for the 2019-2020 school year.  Part-time, school-year employment working with our Field Trip team. Requires experience in Environmental Education group facilitation, knowledge of local ecology, child management skills, and administrative skills. Age 21+

Pre-employment volunteer programs that build job skills and leadership (Unpaid)

Program Description Eligibility
GRUNT
GRUNT is a FREE year-round program that connects teens to nature, healthy outdoor adventure, environmental science, stewardship and life and job skills. We partner with Ninth Grade Transition (All Hands Raised) so that Jr. GRUNT participants get high school credit for completing the program. Age 13-15
Nature Day Camp Nature Day Camp Volunteers, called Teacher Apprentices, spend a week of camp as a "teacher in training." Campers (who could be between the ages of 3-12) are divided into small groups and spend each day with our trained EE Staff where they learn about ecology, engage in nature play, explore and build connections to people and place! Volunteers assist the EE staff by helping the campers with tasks, playing games, reading stories, doing crafts, and getting to know the campers. Age 13 - 17

Parents!  A Message for Parents and Guardians on how to help your teen get a job.


Teens and Adults
Discover other job opportunities with Portland Parks & Recreation on the main Employment and Internships page.