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Interpretive Naturalist

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Hayward ,  California


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District operates a wetlands interpretive center specializing in salt marsh ecology and natural history. Under general supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II, the Interpretive Naturalist at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is responsible for conducting school programs, leading weekend programs and staffing special events.

In an effort to save time and resource, please note: this is a part-time position, not suitable for relocating to the Bay Area if you are not already a resident.


  • Plans, prepares, markets and presents public interpretive programs to a variety of audiences; 
  • Assists in the operation and coordination of the interpretive center and major recreation activities; 
  • Performs minor custodial duties related to the maintenance of interpretive center facilities and exhibits;
  • Develops interpretive program curriculum and exhibits development; 
  • Assists in the design and production of various interpretive media;
  • Trains other park and volunteer staff;
  • Acts as HSIC representative at public events;
  • Assists in planning and implementing resource management activities;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field desirable.
  • Minimum of 2-years of teaching/interpretive experience, preferable at the elementary level in informal setting.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco Bay-Estuary native fishes, reptiles and invertebrates.


  • Familiarity with San Francisco Bay natural history and ecological concepts.
  • Experience and ability to identify native wetland species.

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