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SummerWorks Youth Naturalist


Jefferson Memorial Forest


Essential Functions:

• Lead and co-lead environmental education and outdoor recreation programming in various outdoor settings with youth of all ages and backgrounds.

• Display enthusiasm, integrity, and strong leadership to serve as an example for youth participants.

• Assist Jefferson Memorial Forest's land management team with multiple stewardship projects that involve local leaders and community centers.

• Complete construction of Chickasaw Park improvements by building a water step.

• Perform manual labor to prepare the site for construction activities (for example, removal of invasive species and debris as necessary);

• Work as a team member with other SummerWorks participants.



• Must be 16-21 years old on June 1, 2019

• Teach basic natural history & recreation topics in an engaging, fun and safe manner.

• Communicate effectively with community center staff and summer works co-workers.

• Properly use and maintain all equipment and materials.

• Effectively communicate safety concerns and maintain effective control of group through acceptable group management techniques in dynamic outdoor environments.

• Effectively manage risk in outdoor activities. Examples include but not limited to: interpretive hikes and habitat studies, stewardship projects using tools, etc.

• Researches information related to educational program topics, investigates new activities, teaching methods and techniques.

• Maintain professional, presentable appearance.

• Maintain a positive and productive work attitude through completion of Chickasaw Project.

• Learn trail design techniques and a knowledge and understanding of tool usage and safety.

• Learn basic land management skills including introductory plant identification skills and invasive plant management techniques


Temporary / Seasonal

Work Schedule

Set Hours


$8.25/ hour


As a SummerWorks participant, you receive:

-Information about job opportunities that align with your age, interests, and experience.

-Tips, tools, and workshops on how to land a great job and be the kind of employee every boss wants.

-Help getting your resume and interviewing skills polished to show your best YOU!

-Connection as needed to partners who can assist with other life matters affecting your ability to succeed at work, such as education, housing, transportation, mental health services, child care, and clothing.

-Access to resources that help you decide what career you might want to pursue.

-Assistance learning about financial management and your paycheck.

Required Education

No education requirement

Work Location


Application Process

Interested applicants should contact Programs Manager Jessica Kane (Jessica.kane@louisvilleky.gov) by April 12, 2019.

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