Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill, CT
|Date Opened||12/31/2018 10:15:00 AM|
|Salary||$84,204 - $107,758/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||1/18/2019 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
Within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division, our mission is to provide natural resource-based outdoor recreational and educational opportunities through a system of state parks and forest recreation areas, educational centers and nature centers.
Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill is a special and unique place. Designated as a National Natural Landmark, the 60 acre park is the home of the Connecticut State Fossil Eubrontes. The result of an accidental discovery in 1966, the site has 2,000 early Jurassic theropod footprints preserved in gray sandstone. About 600 of the tracks are on view to the public inside a geodesic dome which serves as a museum. In addition to the tracks and related exhibits, the museum includes a Discovery Room, Auditorium and Gift Shop.
Outdoors there are 2.5 miles of hiking trails, track-casting and mining activities (seasonal), a picnic area, an Arboretum of Evolution and a picnic area. The Park provides guided field trip opportunities for schools during the school year and less formal, family oriented education programs on weekends, school vacations and during the summer. The Park has an active Friends group that runs the gift shop, provides volunteers and helps sponsor special events and other activities. Annual visitation averages approximately 45,000 visitors. It is a year round facility.
Dinosaur State Park is currently recruiting for an Environmental Education Coordinator.
This position is full-time, forty (40) hours per week, with frequent weekend and occasional evening work.
Applicants must submit a resume within the "Resume" tab of their applications.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.
This position is competitive. Open to the public.
Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following:
Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years;
Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information.
A Bachelor's degree in environmental education, environmental sciences or natural resources.
Degree or relevant experience in geology, paleontology, botany or biology.
Experience in developing and presenting educational programs for diverse age groups.
Demonstration of successfully recruiting, engaging and directing individual volunteers and volunteer support groups.
Leading and supervising staff.
Developing and implementing communications, interpretive and outreach tools to advance the message or mission of your organization.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.