Birthday Party Specialist

Help Wanted:    Seasonal, Part-Time (Fall and Spring) Birthday Party Specialist

We are looking for an energetic, nature-minded person to join our staff as a Birthday Party Specialist. This person will lead groups of 12-15 children, ages 3-7, in a nature-themed birthday party.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver fun and nature-themed parties for our birthday party attendees.
  • Follow best practices when dealing with children and parents.
  • Be able to create a nature themed craft and help attendees with this craft.
  • Follow all procedures regarding safety, cleanliness special issues and emergencies that may occur while hosting parties at Sheldrake Environmental Center.
  • Maintains open communications with management and all departments of scheduled events.
  • Communicates with the supervisor regarding status of party inventory and supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to lead nature hikes, and be able to reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to handle a group of children, keeping safety a priority.
  • Creativity a plus
  • Adaptability
  • Available most weekend afternoons in the fall and spring
  • Enjoys being outdoors

EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 18 years of age and have experience leading groups of children
  • A working knowledge of local nature including: insects, plants and birds.
  • Willingness to learn new concepts in nature, if necessary
  • A background in education or nature education preferred

Salary: $20/hr.  Parties last 1.5 hours.  You will be paid for 3 hours total, includes set-up and clean-up time.

Email Mary Ellen Kelly (execdirector@sheldrakecenter.org) if you are interested.