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Interpretive Naturalist


Monday, November 18, 2019


Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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Hayward, CA


Under the supervision of the Director, the Interpretive Naturalist is responsible for conducting school programs, leading weekend interpretive programs, and staffing special events.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District(HARD) is a system of parks and facilities in Alameda County east of San Francisco Bay established in 1943. HARD operates a wetlands interpretive center specializing in salt marsh ecology, and cultural history.

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center sits on stilts above the San Francisco Bay-Estuary surrounded by an 1800-acre parkland and over eight miles of trails, including the San Francisco Bay Trail.

• Creating and leading interpretive programs on weekends highlighting the San Francisco Bay-Estuary and surrounding salt marsh habitat;
• Planning, preparing, marketing, and presenting public interpretive programs along the Hayward shoreline to a variety of audiences;
• Maintaining program records, including budget and participation levels;
• Conducting several weeklong summer camps to youth ages 6 to 13;
• Leading interpretive programs for local school children on salt marsh ecology (weekdays);
• Assisting with special event preparation and facilitation;
• Assisting in the operation and coordination of the Interpretive Center and major recreation activities;
• Collaborating on the design and production of various interpretive media;
• Performing minor custodial duties related to the maintenance of Interpretive Center facilities and live animal exhibits;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental education, education or a related field.
• Experience creating and leading programs for children of various ages.
• Familiarity with California’s Common Core Standards (Next Generation Science Standards).
• Experience in the fields of natural history interpretation or environmental education.
• Excellent people skills; enthusiasm for children and education, flexible and positive attitude; well-organized and responsible; mature and professional appearance.
• Fluency in English required; Spanish language a plus.
• Ability to identify salt marsh flora, fauna, ecosystems, and other natural phenomena.
• Valid California Driver’s license and insurance.

Compensation Information:

Year round, full-time position $17.15 per hour.

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