Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 19-Apr-2017 to 05-May-2017 (CST)
  • Programs and Education
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • 9.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Position Title:  Seasonal Programming Assistant

Schedule/hours:  Open availability, must be available on weekends/20-25 hrs. weekly

Pay Rate: $9 per hour

Duration of position: April 1-Ocotber 31 for the 2017 season

Last date to apply: May 5, 2017

Position description: Seasonal Programming assistant will work alongside full time Naturalists under the direction of the Education and Programming manager to complete the following tasks;

  • Greet school buses
  • Assisting with day camps
  • Assisting staff with large events
  • Out of part programming (library programs, general animal programs and public displays)
  • In park programming (school groups, birthday parties, free public programming and guided hikes)
  • Assisting with Boy scouts and girl scouts badge days and overnight programs
  • Working with small mammals, reptiles and birds of prey
  • Training per USFW standards with large birds of prey


The requirements for this position include:

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.   Bachelor's degree or college coursework in relevant biological/educational field or equivalent combination of training and experience preferred.
  • Candidate must possess an understanding of practical principles of animal behavior and ability to work with live animals safely.  
  • Knowledge of natural history, zoology, or animal husbandry preferred
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.  
  • Must be able to interact in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable.  
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and up to 100lbs as a team lift
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
  • Valid driver's license required.   Illinois residents must possess a valid Illinois license within 90 days of hire.   Valid out-of-state license required for out-of-state residents. 
  • Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
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