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Nature Programs Assistant (Part-Time)

Company: Town of Brookline
Location: Brookline
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Town of Brookline is seeking part-time Nature Program Support Staff, based out of our Eliot Recreation Office. Family nature programs vary by season and include, but are not limited to, night hikes, guided nature walks, geocaching. Teen nature programs include, but are not limited to, full-day hikes, kayaking day trips, and overnight backpacking trips. Most programs promote and emphasize hands-on, field-based, experiential learning in small groups with less than 20 participants.


  • Assist full-time staff with event and program preparation and set-up

  • Assist full-time staff with group management during programs

  • Assist in teaching material to groups if comfortable

  • Foster an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants

  • Develop and maintain positive, effective communication with participants

  • Create a positive, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all participants

  • Perform similar or related work as directed, required, or as situations dictate


    Nature Program Support Staff report directly to Brookline Recreation's Environmental Educator.


    • Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred

    • Driver's License required

    • Experience in leading small group programs with nature themes preferred

    • Coursework or real-world experience in hiking, backpacking, biology, wildlife, and plant sciences preferred

    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others, verbally and in writing, including co-workers, children, and adults

    • Organized, reliable, and conscientious

    • Able to work independently and as a team

    • Ability to act professionally, appropriately, and to maintain confidentiality of records and other information

    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer software (Microsoft Office, SmartRec by AMILIA, etc.)

    • Flexibility with evening and weekend scheduling

      Hours depend on seasonal program needs. Maximum is 18.75 hours per week. Starting pay is $18.00 per hour. Applications accepted through November 13, 2022. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Keywords: Town of Brookline, Brookline , Nature Programs Assistant (Part-Time), Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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