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Program Assistant - Sandy Creek Nature Center (Part Time)

Athens-Clarke County Government
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Part Time
Location Detail:
Athens, Georgia
Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to serve as an assistant to the full-time nature center staff. This position implements environmental educational programs for schools, groups, camps, and public programming. Also assists center staff with special events, programs, center operations, and trail/center maintenance as needed. Leads educational birthday party programs on weekends at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Interacts with visitors and program participants, assists with customer requests, and presents educational programs utilizing the nature center’s live animal collection and other educational materials.. Animal handling and husbandry duties are required. Can serve as a course credit internship if desired.


Previous experience in any of the following areas: working with animals, leading programs or activities with children, docent or other similar type of experience.


Must possess a valid driver's license.


Must possess current first aid/CPR certification or be able to obtain certifications within 60 days of employment.


Feel free to attach resume and/or cover letter with application.



Plans and instructs programs and parties at assigned facilities.


Completes in-house training with center staff on animal care and handling, public & school programs and center operations.


Resolves problems that may arise in a proactive and professional manner.


Regularly monitors and inspects program areas, indoors and outdoors, to ensure safety of the patrons, activities and the facility.


Inventories and maintains program equipment and supplies.


Assists with problems the public may encounter while attending a program.


Assists with set-up and breakdown of various areas for parties, events and programs.


Enforces rules and regulations and ensures safety of all patrons and personal property.


Follows all animal care standards and practices as established by Sandy Creek Nature Center


Performs other duties as assigned.


$15.60/hour, 20 hours per week

Part-time, no benefits.

How to Apply:

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Contact Randy Smith, Facility Supervisor, Sandy Creek Nature Center

with any questions. (706) 613-3615

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