CATHLAPOTLE PLANKHOUSE COORDINATOR
FRIENDS OF THE RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
seek a cultural and native history interpreter/educator to
serve as Coordinator for the Cathlapotle
Friends is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission
is to support, protect, and enhance the Ridgefield NWR and
its wildlife habitat; and to broaden public awareness and
participation in its environmental, cultural, and educational
opportunities. The Cathlapotle Plankhouse is a heritage
tourism and educational field trip destination that hosts
programs designed to connect people with the nature and history
of the Lower Columbia River. †
The preferred candidate must either have a Masterís degree,
or at minimum a Bachelorís degree plus at least one year of
related experience in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies,
Cultural/Public History or related fields. Excellent interpersonal,
presentation, writing, and cultural and historical interpretation
skills are a must, as are proficiency in computer office applications,
including database, graphics, and website management applications.
The position requires the ability to work independently with
limited supervision as well as to work as part of a team,
and the ability to multitask and work to deadlines. Sufficient
mobility is necessary to guide walks and tours through unimproved
areas of the Refuge. Frequent weekend work is required, but
the work schedule is flexible. The chosen candidate will be
subject to a background check.
The duties of the Plankhouse Coordinator
will include: developing cultural interpretive and educational
materials, programs, and scripts; guiding school groups, tour
groups, and visitors to the Plankhouse and Refuge; recruiting, training, and coordinating
volunteers; planning and staffing events; producing and distributing
email and print information, electronic newsletters, and reports;
assisting in grant writing and grant project management; assisting
the staff of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Plankhouse-related
activities; and other duties as assigned.
This is a full-time, project-based, grant-supported contract
position. As a contract position, no tax withholding, insurance
or other benefits are offered. Extension of the contract is
dependent upon availability of future funding. The Friends
is committed to EEO principles. Compensation will be based
on qualifications, but is expected to be in the range of $32,000
to $40,000 as annual salary, depending upon experience level.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume
detailing education, experience, and skills-based qualifications
by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or six printed copies by mail to: Friends of Ridgefield
National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 1022, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Closing date for applications is September 6, 2012. This position
begins no later than November 1, 2012.
Questions may be emailed to email@example.com.