COSA Boulder County Hiring – Education & Outreach Seasonal Positions

Hi all,

Boulder County Parks & Open Space Department is seeking to hire three Education and Outreach Seasonals. The work primarily focuses on being an ambassador for Boulder County by engaging with the public to communicate the department’s management activities, information about local natural resources, and recreational opportunities. The position will advance our commitment that open space is for everyone, and that visitors, volunteers, and staff reflect our community. Each seasonal will take a leadership role in a departmental project. One seasonal will be assigned to the Natural History program with an emphasis on environmental education and interpretation. Each position will spend approximately half of their time outdoors, while their remaining time will be spent on various projects and desk work.

This is a seasonal, hourly, non-benefited position with a tentative start date of late-March and an anticipated end date of mid-October. This position will work 40 hours a week. Two positions will work Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Natural History program position will work Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All three positions have potential hours outside of typical work hours, due to special events or projects. The Natural History program seasonal will work out of the Volunteer Naturalist Center at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Boulder, Colorado and the other two positions will work out of 5201 St Vrain Rd Longmont, Colorado. Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is non-exempt.

Hiring Salary Range: $23.23 to $23.81

Examples of Duties

1. Conduct informal interpretation in open space areas by hiking trails and staffing trailhead displays.

2. Provide formal interpretation through shelter talks, school programs, and public programs. This includes both environmental education and living history programs.

3. Coordinate and manage volunteers that will assist with educational programming.

4. Oversee our festival booths by creating displays and interacting with the public at these events.

5. Create written communications including social media posts, magazine articles, program descriptions, and educational materials.

6. Support staff in the creation and cataloguing of resources, activities, and curriculum. This could include maintaining interpretative supplies, inventory tracking, and the creation of new educational displays.

7. Drive volunteers and participants in 12-passenger vans (training provided) to help lead open space work projects and community engagement events.

8. Perform additional related work as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of Front Range flora, fauna, and ecosystems.
  • Effective planning, organization, communication, and time management skills.
  • Experience working with teens, families, and volunteers in the outdoors.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English. Bilingual candidates will be compensated for this additional skill.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more and apply at

Eva Lark

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Education & Outreach Supervisor

Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Phone: 720-564-2607

Office hours: Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm