PLEASE NOTE: This position is based in Ligonier, PA
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Develops, leads, promotes and documents education and public outreach projects and programs for Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm in Ligonier, PA; manages recreation and natural areas; acts as a liaison on behalf of Penguin Court and Brandywine Conservancy with the community; directs the implementation of the Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm management plan. Works with other staff members as necessary.
1. Develops and leads programs for all audiences.
2. Works with staff to monitor use of the Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm properties.
3. Educates visitors to the Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm about mission, procedures, and special projects.
4. Coordinates education projects and programs at Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm.
5. Assists in developing partnerships with community groups, regulatory agencies and others to fulfill the Mission of Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm.
6. Supervises and guides group visitors to Penguin Court and Thomas Road Farm upon request and as necessary.
7. Coordinates social media strategies.
8. Conducts surveys for selected educational and public programs and compiles results.
9. Assist in photographing and videotaping selected educational and public programs and editing material for use.
1. Undergraduate degree in natural resource education, natural resource management, park and recreation, Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, natural resource management, park & recreation management, biology, ecology, or closely related field, plus two years of successful work experience in natural resources management. .
2. Competency in identification of regional flora and fauna.
3. Ability to interpret aerial photography, maps, and property surveys.
4. Experience with use of power and hand tools; ability to operate safely and perform basic maintenance on tractors, mowers and chainsaws.
5. Effective interpersonal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work with and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, public agency staff, and private landowners.
6. A willingness to work a varied work schedule, which will include a Wednesday to Sunday or Tuesday to Saturday work week and some holidays, and long hours under a variety of field conditions.
7. A demonstrated ability at self-sufficiency and the ability to work along, unsupervised for extended periods of time.
8. The ability and willingness to lead interpretive walks focused on natural history and land stewardship for Conservancy members and other organized groups.
9. A passion for conservation and a dedication to the mission of the Brandywine Conservancy.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org