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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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Field Trip Naturalist/Facilitator - NOW HIRING!

Do you have experience as a teacher, educator, outdoor facilitator, and/or environmental educator? Do you have a degree in or are currently studying biology, ecology, environmental studies, education, or a related field? If you are over 21, have experience teaching outdoors, and hold a degree in a field of science or education (or are studying one of these fields), you might be the perfect candidate to become our lead field trip naturalist. 

Find the full job description and duties by clicking HERE! 

Curious to know what a day could look like? Here's a very practical look at the
steps needed to organize a field trip... (Check out our field trip check list) 

To apply, please submit the following:

--A resume that details your experience and education
--A cover letter that demonstrates the knowledge, skills & abilities listed on the next page, and
--The answers to these supplemental questions:

1. Field trip naturalists are responsible for designing and facilitating meaningful programs to participants who come from various racial, ethnic, gender, economic and religious backgrounds. Where are you in your path to understanding issues related to diversity and equity? What is your experience working with people from diverse communities, and how will you promote equity in the field trip program?

2. This position will spend some of the time developing new curriculum for the 2017-18 school year. Tell us about your experience designing age appropriate lessons for students and what you believe should exist in a “great” lesson plan.

All correspondence should be to Chrissy Larson, Coordinator for Environmental Education:

TO APPLY--Submit everything electronically as a word document, JPEG or PDF and email to
OR Take a very clear & well-lit photo and text each page to 503-823-1149 or
OR Share a Google Doc with
OR Submit a hard copy via postal mail to:

Attn: Chrissy Larson
Portland Parks & Recreation
2909 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Application Closing Date: Aug 18, 2017, 11:59pm
Week of Aug 28-Sept 1
Start date: Sept 11, 2017
Position type: Part-time, about 22-25 hours/week (varies depending on time of year), Monday-Friday, approx. 9am-2pm

If you have any questions, please contact Chrissy Larson at 503-823-1149.