Job Openings

Volunteer Coordinator

kids at river center photo

PART TIME POSITION

Characteristics: Do you love getting to know people?  We are looking for someone that is welcoming and enjoys making others feel comfortable in new situations.  Our volunteers are the heart of our organization and we want them to feel valued and appreciated.

Times: Friday and Saturday, between 8:30AM and 4:30 PM (Some weekdays & nights required based on program requirements), ~16-20 hours per week.

Job Summary: 

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, training and coordination of the River Center volunteers as well as providing administrative office support for staff. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, recruiting new volunteers, scheduling volunteers, providing special events, workdays and training sessions for volunteers, assisting guests, answering phones, booking programs, posting on social media and other web applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruit new volunteers through outreach and updating information for web-based volunteer search engines.
  • Train new volunteers
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers for a variety of activities.
  • Provide Volunteers with updates (monthly and as needed).
  • Plan volunteer Appreciation Events and Workdays.
  • Plan development days for volunteers to learn new skills that they can use for River Center programs.
  • Greeting Guests
  • Assisting guests with exhibits including touch tank.
  • Assist staff with administrative office duties (including but no limited to): answering phones, booking individuals and groups for programs, posting on social media and web-based calendars.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

All employees are required to submit to a Level II background screen pursuant to Florida Statute 435 as a condition of employment and continued employment which includes, but need not be limited to, employment history checks, driver’s license checks and statewide criminal checks, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

Submit resume and cover letter to: hr@lrecd.org

Internships

Summer Internship

Characteristics: Do you have fun when you are around children? We are looking for someone that enjoys children and celebrates their uniqueness.  Our summers are fun, high energy and staff is always on the go.  Is this an environment where you might thrive?

Dates: Summer (mid-May through mid-August)

Times: Flexible, Monday – Saturday, between 8AM and 4 PM (Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements), ~20-45 hours per week. Staff & interns will work to create a schedule for each week of summer.

Job Description: 

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, homeschool, and camp groups. Flexible schedule is required working Monday -Saturday 8am-4pm (Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements). Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading educational programs, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Qualifications: 

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, college student (preferred) or recent college graduate with a focus on: education, environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological science, water resources, etc.  Lifeguard or paddle certification a plus.  Applicants must be able to swim and successfully complete a Waterfront Lifeguard Certification Course.  Required to drive a pickup truck with trailer.  Basic computer skills.  Required to work long hours outdoors in all types of weather. The applicant must have a valid Florida’s Driver License, clear driving record, clear background check and pass a drug test and physical.

This internship is funded by the Loxahatchee River District.  All employees are required to submit to a Level II background screen pursuant to Florida Statute 435 as a condition of employment and continued employment which includes, but need not be limited to, employment history checks, driver’s license checks and statewide criminal checks, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

Submit resume and cover letter to: hr@lrecd.org

Fall / Spring Internship

Dates: Fall/Spring Semester

Times: Flexible- Tuesday-Saturday, between 8AM and 4 PM, ~20 hours per week. Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements. Staff & interns will work to create a set schedule.

Job Description: 

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, 10a-12p.  Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children’s programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Qualifications: 

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, college student (preferred) or recent graduate and minimum 18 years of age. Intern should have a general interest in any of the following: education (formal, informal, or interpretive), environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological science, water resources, etc.  Lifeguard or paddle certification a plus. The applicant must have valid Florida’s Driver License, a clear driving record, and pass a drug test and Level 2 background check.  Applicant must also have basic computer skills and the ability to drive a pickup truck.  Working outdoors will be required.

Training:

Hands-on training for all education programs will be provided by the River Center Staff. Interns will learn appropriate handling and care of fish and wildlife at the center. Interns will be invited to attend any applicable professional development workshops during their internship. Training on proper operation of gift shop register and inventory management is also provided.


For additional information:

Environmental Education Manager – rivercenter@lrecd.org
River Center
805 N US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL  33477

Summer Internship positions open January 1.  Fall/Spring internship positions open April 1.