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The City of Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a recreation staff who is a self-starter, motivated, independent, organized and willing to do coordinate programs and special events this summer.
The position would be 20-25 hours per week; $15/hour and run from Mid-May through July or so (that is still up in the air).
We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running! Could potentially be a good opportunity to get a foot in the door for the full-time position.
Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation
(w) 651.450.2588 (cell) 651.755.0142
Key Log was founded to grow the unique sport of logrolling through the development of a lighter, more portable synthetic logrolling log; however, we do much more than manufacture and sell a ridiculously cool new outdoor product! We are focused on sport development through indoor and outdoor aquatics programming, teacher training certification, and events such as demos and tournaments. We have an Olympic vision for the sport.
Because we are a small start-up, you will have the opportunity to wear many hats and develop your skills across the board. We are willing to work with you to tailor the internship to suit your interests and strengths...but donʼt get crazy. You will gain broad based experience and knowledge, and will make several contacts in the outdoor industry. You will play a significant role in the day to day progress of the company...so we better like you, and you better like us!
Job roles and functions include:
o PR, marketing, and brand development - writing press releases, social media
management, and all that jazz.
o Sport Development and Programming - Our big hairy long term goal is for logrolling to
be an Olympic sport, that means we have a lot to do to foster growth through developing
more teachers, starting more programs, and of course, getting more kids involved!
o Event planning - We love to plan events, and we have several throughout the summer
and fall that are crucial to giving us exposure and building brand awareness. You will be
involved in all aspects of planning and execution of some or all of the events
o The most unique aspect of this internship is that you will get to learn to logroll. You will
have the opportunity to participate in and assist with our youth and adult classes outside
at Lake Calhoun!
o Flexible and easy to work with...like we said weʼll be working closely.
o A self-starter, someone who takes the initiative to see what needs to be accomplished.
o Strong verbal communication and writing skills.
o Someone who thinks outside the box to solve problems and to get the job done.
o Hours: Flexible, minimum of 30 hours/week
o Start and end dates: May 29 - August 31, with week of July 4 and July 30 off
o Application deadline: May 18
o Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wait, you donʼt know what logrolling is? Why didnʼt you say so?! Here, check it out...
Applications are being accepted for Summer Youth Sports Instructors/Coaches. These positions will instruct children on the fundamental skills of t-ball (3 - 5 years old) and softball (6 - 14 years old) and/or soccer (3 - 14 years old) in a fun, supportive, supervised and safe environment. Applicant must be able to attend all training and be available for all program dates and meetings. Program runs June 6 - July 31.
General knowledge of softball and/or soccer. Ability to lead a group of children independently, under limited supervision. Must have good judgment and decision making skills. Have a genuine desire to work with children. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Applicant must be able to stand, talk, write, hear, balance, run, sit, kick, kneel, throw and lift up to 25 pounds. Applicant must have their own vehicle for transportation (some staff do move between park sites each night).
Experience working with children in a structured and/or recreational setting. Course work in elementary education, child development, recreation programming or related field. First Aid/CPR Certification.
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill an Interpretive Naturalist Internship position in 2012.
Interpretive Naturalist Interns will develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF; interact and assist the general public with ICF site orientation on a daily basis; gain experience planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs; educate and inspire people about the world's 15 crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend; create, implement, and present one or several individualized, self-directed projects related to the goals and objectives of the ICF Communication and Education Department.
Interpretive Naturalist Internships begins June 2012 and runs through November 2012. A $550/month stipend and excellent on-site housing accommodations are provided.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; good communication and writing skills; and an ability to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design, film/documentary production, or other related fields. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. Excellent oral and written English communication skills are necessary.
Applicants should send a one page cover letter, two page resume, and contact information for three references to: Mr. Cully Shelton, Interpretive Program Manager (email@example.com).
Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 20th, 2012.
Chippewa National Forest, Summer 2012