Education Program Assistant

McHenry County Conservation District Crystal Lake, Illinois
Deadline Mar 01, 2019
Job Type Paid permanent


The McHenry County Conservation District is currently seeking an Education Program Assistant to design, implement, deliver, and evaluate natural and cultural history programs for a wide variety of audiences throughout the District’s service area. The employee will be required to work evenings and weekends in order to best meet the needs of diverse program audiences.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Assists the Education Program Coordinator with planning, preparation, presentation, and clean-up for school field trips and public programs.
  • Assists with cultural and natural history special events.
  • Develops, promotes, delivers and evaluates programs for a variety of public audiences.
  • Assists with the writing of interpretive materials and development of loan materials, displays and exhibits.
  • Helps with the training, scheduling, monitoring, and evaluation of volunteers assisting with programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications for this position include:

  • College degree or knowledge equivalent in environmental, outdoor, or science education; environmental or cultural interpretation; or related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in environmental education program design and delivery or an equivalent combination of experience and training.      
  • Certified Interpretive Guide (preferred, but not required).
  • Fluent/ some knowledge of the Spanish language (preferred, but not required).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of age and ability levels among the general public including children, adults and teachers.
  • General working knowledge of environmental education, interpretive teaching methods and techniques, and the natural history of Illinois.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Current and valid driver’s license.


Starting at $21.03 per hour plus benefits.


For questions, call (815) 479-5779. 



Applicant can locate an online application at Deadline 3/1/2019 or until filled.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.