Portland Parks and Recreation

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Environmental Education program is now hiring!

Posted: April 20, 2021
Location: Portland


We are hiring beginning Nature Educators, experienced Nature Educators, Camp Team Leads, and Site Coordinators for our summer Nature Day Camp program. Nature Day Camp serves children ages 5-12. Campers spend each day outdoors noticing the world, asking questions, playing in nature, and learning through games and activities. All camp activities are informed by Oregon Early Learning's Emergency Child Care Guidelines and comply with state, county, and city COVID-19 protocols.

Environmental Education’s Nature Day Camp offers nine weeks of summer camps at Portland Parks around the city. Camps take place at two locations each week, and rotate through Hoyt Arboretum, Mt Tabor Park, Pier Park, Powell Butte Nature Park, Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and Whitaker Ponds Natural Area. Staff need to be able to get themselves to each location via car, bike or transit.

Summer 2021 positions include beginning and experience educators (Nature Educator I and II), Team Leads, and Site Coordinators. Training days for most staff begin June 10. Staff work 8am-5pm with every other Friday off.

Application Process

Find details about job responsibilities, qualifications, and application links on our website: https://www.portland.gov/parks/environmental-education/nature-day-camp-paid-jobs

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Questions? Contact [email protected]
Call the office at 503-823-3601 or call/text Chrissy at 503-823-1149

Priority is given to applications received by Monday, May 3. Late applications will be accepted until all are filled or by Monday, May 31, whichever comes first.