If you enjoy teaching about the natural world, interacting with the public, giving tours and leading environmental programs, working outdoors, and are highly motivated, check out the opportunity below!
Within Osbornedale State Park lies the hidden gem of the Kellogg Estate, the former home and gardens of philanthropist, businesswoman, and conservationist Frances Osborne Kellogg. Osborne Homestead Museum celebrates her life through programs and tours; the museum includes a significant collection of antiques and fine arts and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kellogg Environmental Center offers workshops, monthly art exhibits, nature activities, and programs for the general public. Throughout the year, the Center offers special weekend programs, nature walks, and family workshops.
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS (See details under EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section)
Kellogg Estate Seasonal Resource Assistants will be working both sites and some of duties may include:
- Giving guided tours of the Homestead and Historical Gardens,
- Leading historical and/or environmental programs,
- Light gardening,
- Light cleaning,
- Customer service including answering phones and emails, greeting visitors,
- Light trail or maintenance work within the Estate or Osbornedale State Park,
- Marketing and clerical work including creating flyers, writing press releases, collecting program & other data, creating social media posts and more!
Schedule: Flexible for part-time (24 or more hours) or full-time (40) hours; occasional evenings and at least 1 weekend day is required.
Anticipated Duration: A maximum of 1040 hours.
Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
ABOUT DEEP'S BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION
Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.
Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park’s positions must be made directly to Susan Quincy at Susan.Quincy@ct.gov.
CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.
To learn more about how YOU can Make an ImpaCT as a Seasonal Resource Assistant, check out the video below!
This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.
IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
- Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 or 18 years old, depending on the position.
- Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
- Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
- Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY
- The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
- Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.)
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Assist with museum digital inventory project.
- Perform historical research to enhance interpretation.
- Assist and lead guided tours of the Osborne Homestead Museum.
- Assist special programs for families, children, and other groups visiting the Museum and Environmental Center, and the Estate grounds and adjacent Osbornedale State Park.
- Assist with the general organization, upkeep, and maintenance of the museum and environmental center
- Staff the museum and/or center for special events.
- Assist with and develop/lead public and other programs which may be indoors, outside, or virtual.
- Work on the grounds, in the museum, with educational programs, and with administrative duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
- A background in environmental education, natural resources conservation and/or local/US history,
- Bilingual experience speaking Spanish,
- Experience communicating with diverse audiences through email, phone or in person,
- Experience working independently,
- Interest working in the outdoors.
1. Incumbents in this class who are assigned as supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:
a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.
b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.
c. College training in a specific field.
d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.
3. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.
2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.
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.