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  • March 22, 2021 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Elmwood Stock Farm

    Start Date: March 2021

    Full-time, Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, with some seasonal and task-based variability.

    Elmwood Stock Farm raises animals outdoors, year-round on pasture. The sheep and poultry flocks manager will perform daily feeding and watering and movement of pens and electric fencing, maintain all facilities and equipment associated with the sheep, turkey, layer, and broiler operations at Elmwood Stock Farm. Monitoring the health of animals is critical in a sound production system, so a keen eye on animal behavior and an action attitude to tend to issues at hand is a must.

    Elmwood Stock Farm is a family-owned farming business located in Scott County, KY. The farm covers 550 acres and grows a wide assortment of organic vegetables. Additional production includes row crops, hay for livestock, grass-fed and -finished beef cattle and sheep, along with pasture-raised pigs, chickens, and heritage breed turkeys. The farmland is USDA Certified Organic, as are the crops, the animals, and the products produced. This is unique for the area, and we are proud to maintain a healthy place to work while producing nutritious farm foods for our customers and our farm crew.

    Required Skills and Attributes

    • Positive attitude and desire to meet high expectations.

    • Exceptional timeliness and reliable, consistent attendance.

    • Good communication skills and ability to excel in a team work environment.

    • Good communication skills of planning, executing, evaluating, and follow up for a task.

    • Good organizational skills and ability to follow existing processes.

    • Ability to work alone while maintaining efficiency and staying on task.

    • Ability to follow directions, ask questions when needed, and complete a task as directed.

    • Dependability, trustworthiness, and responsibility, as the animals are totally dependent on your care.

    • Strong time management skills a must.

    • Willingness to work in conditions directly affected by weather, including heat and humidity, harsh cold winds, rain, and snow.

    • Ability to handle heavy loads up to 70 pounds.

    • Ability to safely operate farm equipment.

    • Basic knowledge and ability to use hand tools such as drills, saws, hammers, etc.

    • Adherence to company employee manual and terms of employment policy.

    • Valid driver’s license.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Perform twice daily feeding chores of all groups, including moving fences or structures as needed, and gathering eggs.

    • Reliably and consistently report to work with the recognition of the responsibility at hand.

    • Monitor animal performance and health.

    • Daily communication on animal health, feed and supply inventory, and tasks status.

    • Perform minor veterinary care and handle the animals to do so.

    • Maintain accurate records of performance

    • Additional tasks as the needs of the farm change through the seasons.

    • Repair and maintain tools, equipment, and structures.

    • Be trained and practice respectful Animal Welfare Standards in care and production.

    • Be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and maintain compliance with food safety standards.

    • Be trained and become knowledgeable of Organic Certification and maintain compliance.

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Opportunity to join the dynamic Elmwood Stock Farm team: You will have the opportunity to work in an organized, busy environment with varied tasks from day to day resulting in a daily sense of accomplishment. The training you will get and the skills you will develop can last a lifetime.

    • Gain experience working in the commercial production and marketing of USDA Certified Organic crops and livestock.

    • Be part of a team that is performing meaningful work providing nutritious, wholesome and safe food to individuals and families that are appreciative and dependent on what you do each day to feed them.

    • Access to free organic vegetables, discounted grass-fed and pasture raised, organic meats and eggs.

    • Chef-prepared home-cooked lunch each workday.

    • Paid sick leave.

    • Compensation dependent on professional experience in the range $12 to $13 per hour.

    Elmwood Stock Farm

    http://elmwoodstockfarm.com/about/employment/

    859-621-0755

    APPLY HERE


  • March 22, 2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Elmwood Stock Farm

    Start Date: March 2021

    Monday-Friday, full time, year-round with weather flexibility

    Elmwood Stock Farm is expanding production of salad mix, baby greens and other intensively produced crops. Using the farm’s system of growing that requires weekly planting, harvesting and daily care, the intensive production position is tasked with producing these crops in cooperation with the farm owners, production manager, part-time help, and harvest team. This is a year-round position that involves hand tools, walk-behind tractors, and small tractors in intensive production of crops with rapid turnaround utilizing high tunnels, low tunnels, and no tunnel techniques.

    Elmwood Stock Farm is a family-owned farming business located in Scott County, KY. The farm covers 550 acres and grows a wide assortment of organic vegetables. Additional production includes row crops, hay for livestock, grass-fed and -finished beef cattle and sheep, along with pasture-raised pigs, chickens, and heritage breed turkeys. The farmland is USDA Certified Organic, as are the crops, the animals and the products produced. This is unique for the area and we are proud to maintain a healthy place to work while producing nutritious farm foods for our customers.

    Markets for vegetables include an 800+ member CSA farm share program, farmers markets, restaurants and small stores.

    Required Skills and Attributes

    ● Consistent, reliable attention to detail.

    ● Positive attitude and desire to meet high expectations.

    ● Ability and willingness to collaborate with others and ability to excel in a team work environment.

    ● Ability to manage others around a specific task achieving efficiency and quality results.

    ● Good communication skills of planning, executing and evaluating a task.

    ● Good organizational skills and ability to follow existing processes.

    ● Ability to work alone at times while maintaining efficiency and staying on task.

    ● Ability to work for periods of time in a highly dynamic and fast-paced system.

    ● Ability to follow directions, ask questions when needed, and complete a task as directed.

    ● Appreciation for quality and recognition of details that determine it.

    ● Ability to lift and carry loads of up to 50 lbs.

    ● Valid driver’s license.

    ● Adherence to company employee manual and terms of employment policy.

    ● Technological skills in order to use both hand and powered tillage and seeding equipment, along with computerized record keeping formats.

    ● Ability to work in all conditions directly affected by weather, including rainfall, heat, humidity, snow and cold.

    ● Specifically, this position requires some flexibility of schedule with willingness to adjust schedule every week around weather to get the week’s jobs completed.

    ● Problem solver, not problem finder.

    Job Responsibilities

    ● Prepare beds, tilling, stale seed bedding – weekly preparation of the future beds.

    ● Sow seed and transplant.

    ● Water, weed, and protect until harvest.

    ● Coordinate with production team and harvest with help and/or harvest team.

    ● Repeat similar processes weekly.

    ● Train, manage, and oversee part-time helper/intern.

    ● Utilize plastic sheeting, hoops, row cover, and frost blankets to prepare beds and protect crops.

    ● Operate walk behind tractors, hand planters and seeders, flamer, string trimmer, mower, small tractor.

    ● Maintain weed free and insect free plant beds, and water using timers, sprinklers, and drip.

    ● Assist with the production of organic field crops as needed.

    ● Manage the watering and daily venting, heating, and row covers inside high tunnels throughout winter.

    ● Assist with post-harvest washing and packing as needed.

    ● Repair and maintain tools, equipment, and irrigation.

    ● Be knowledgeable about best practices for a wide range of vegetables.

    ● Be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and maintain compliance with food safety standards.

    ● Be trained and become knowledgeable of Organic Certification and maintain compliance from seed to harvest.

    Compensation and Benefits

    ● Opportunity to join the dynamic Elmwood Stock Farm team, and exposure to all aspects of row crop production, post-harvest produce handling, and marketing through CSA and farmers markets.

    ● Gain experience working in the commercial production of USDA Certified Organic vegetables and other organic products.

    ● Develop the skills and experience in all aspects of local, organic food production.

    ● Achieve satisfaction from working with your hands and growing organic foods.

    ● Be part of a team that is performing meaningful work providing nutritious, wholesome and safe food to individuals and families that are appreciative and dependent on what you do each day to feed them.

    ● Access to free organic vegetables, discounted grass-fed and pasture raised, organic meats and eggs.

    ● Chef-prepared home-cooked lunch each workday.

    ● Paid sick leave.

    ● Compensation dependent on professional experience in the range $14 to $15 per hour.

    Elmwood Stock Farm

    http://elmwoodstockfarm.com/about/employment/

    859-621-0755

    APPLY HERE


  • March 22, 2021 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Elmwood Stock Farm

    Start Date: April 1, 2021

    24-30 hours weekly, with weather flexibility, part-time seasonal position

    Elmwood Stock Farm produces vegetable for year-round CSA distributions and farmers markets. We are looking for a dedicated person to assist our farmers in the crop production plan. This is a seasonal, part-time position that involves small tractor driving for row-crop production, mowing, and hay making. This position may also use a zero-turn riding mower, walk-behind tractor, and hand-held string trimmer. From planting to cultivating to mowing, each and every crop must be tended in a timely manner with attention to detail.

    Elmwood Stock Farm is a family-owned farming business located in Scott County, KY. The farm covers 550 acres and grows a wide assortment of organic vegetables. Additional production includes row crops, hay for livestock, grass-fed and -finished beef cattle and sheep, along with pasture-raised pigs, chickens, and heritage breed turkeys. The farmland is USDA Certified Organic, as are the crops, the animals and the products produced. This is unique for the area and we are proud to maintain a healthy place to work while producing nutritious farm foods for our customers.

    Markets for vegetables include an 800+ member CSA farm share program, farmers markets, restaurants and small stores.

    Required Skills and Attributes

    ● Basic tractor operating skills.

    ● Experience with farming implements with an eye for safety.

    ● Experience in basic equipment maintenance and repair.

    ● Keen interest in equipment operation and fine tuning adjustments for a job done right.

    ● Valid driver’s license.

    ● Adherence to company employee manual and terms of employment policy.

    ● Reliable attention to detail.

    ● Positive attitude and desire to meet high expectations.

    ● Good communication skills and ability to excel in a team work environment.

    ● Ability to follow directions, ask questions when needed, and complete a task as directed.

    ● Appreciation for quality and recognition of details that determine it.

    ● Experience working with high valued items in a garden, farm, restaurant, or other workplace.

    ● Ability to work in conditions directly affected by weather, including heat, humidity, rain, and cold.

    ● Specifically, this position requires work in all weather conditions and a weekly flexibility of schedule as weather conditions fluctuate.

    ● Ability to lift and carry loads of up to 50 lbs.

    ● Ability to ride a tractor or mower for several hours in a sitting position.

    ● Ability to carry and use a string trimmer for several hours.

    ● Additional tasks as the needs of the farm change through the seasons.

    ● Problem solver, not problem finder.

    Job Responsibilities

    ● Operate tractors with various implements while maintaining a safe situational workplace.

    ● Operate zero-turn mower while maintaining a safe situational workplace.

    ● Operate walk-behind tractors as directed.

    ● Operate hand-held string trimmer as needed in conjunction with mower to achieve a well-farmed landscape.

    ● Assist with the production of organic field row crops.

    ● Assist with the production of organic hay.

    ● Coordinate work plan with other production and harvest team members.

    ● Repair and maintain machinery, tools, implements, and equipment.

    ● The primary responsibility of this position is to plant and cultivate weekly the produce row crops when weather and soil conditions allow. Successful crop stands and cultivation on a field scale require an understanding of mechanics, an eye for detail, a willingness to look listen and learn, and patience.

    ● Additional responsibilities of this position include assisting in hay making, zero-turn mowing, and string-trimming.

    ● Additional tasks as the needs of the farm change through the seasons.

    ● Be knowledgeable or willing to be trained about best practices for a wide range of vegetables.

    ● Be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and maintain compliance with food safety standards.

    ● Be trained and become knowledgeable of Organic Certification and maintain compliance from seed to harvest.

    Compensation and Benefits

    ● Opportunity to join the dynamic Elmwood Stock Farm team, and exposure to all aspects of row crop production, post-harvest produce handling, and marketing through CSA and farmers markets.

    ● Gain experience working in the commercial production of USDA Certified Organic vegetables and other organic products.

    ● Develop the skills and experience in all aspects of local marketing of organic foods.

    ● Achieve satisfaction from working with your hands and growing organic foods.

    ● By planting and cultivating successfully, there is a daily visual reward of accomplishment.

    ● Be part of a team that is performing meaningful work providing nutritious, wholesome and safe food to individuals and families that are appreciative and dependent on what you do each day to feed them.

    ● Access to free organic vegetables, discounted grass-fed and pasture raised, organic meats and eggs.

    ● Chef-prepared home-cooked lunch each workday.

    ● Paid sick leave.

    ● Compensation dependent on professional experience in the range $13 to $14 per hour.

    Elmwood Stock Farm

    http://elmwoodstockfarm.com/about/employment/

    859-621-0755

    APPLY HERE


  • March 16, 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Northern Kentucky University

    Department Power Plant

    Compensation Title EMS/HVAC Systems Specialist

    Position Status Regular

    Work Schedule

    80 hours Bi-weekly, shifts to include working every other weekend, shifts also include 1st and 3rd shift hours. 12 hours a day

    Hours per Week 40

    Months per Year 12

    Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

    Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

    Purpose of Position

    This 80 hour/bi-weekly ESSENTIAL position is responsible for monitoring, operating and maintaining chilled water and steam equipment and systems in a newly constructed power plant. Also responsible for energy management measures associated with heating/cooling operations. This position is required to work when the University is closed due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies that may require closing of the University for the safety of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Power Plant operations, which include maintaining proper temperatures in campus facilities through efficient operation of boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, etc. Monitor the energy management system for alarms related to building trouble and fires, freeze-stats, boilers, air handlers, HVAC equipment, pumps, etc. Dispatch general maintenance mechanics for after-hour problems involving plumbing, electric, elevators, locks, fire and other emergencies. The Power Plant is a 24/7/365 operation.

    Qualifications

    Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in Power Plant maintenance/energy management operations and HVAC systems. Acceptable minimum equivalent is two years experience in Power Plant operations and maintenance. Technical/Vocational school certifications in HVAC or boiler operator’s license/stationary engineer’s license preferred. Apprenticeship program in a related field is preferred. Requires mechanical aptitude, skills and knowledge to operate campus boilers, chillers and HVAC systems. Basic computer skills are required; knowledge of computerized energy management systems is preferred. Ability to safely operate hand and power tools, testing equipment, machinery and vehicles is required. Ability to work overhead, on ladders, on catwalks and other elevations, and in confined spaces is required. Ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion is required. Maturity, integrity, detail-orientation, self-motivation, good judgment and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision is required. A valid driver’s license is required as is dependable transportation. Requires the ability to report to work in severe weather, natural disasters, and other emergencies. The ability to work any hours as needed to provide 24/7/365 coverage is required. All applicants must fill-out an online staff application.

    Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

    Minimum Education High School Diploma

    Preferred Education High School Diploma

    Minimum Experience 3 years

    Salary $16.55/hr + NSD

    Pay Grade S68

    Job Open Date 03/10/2021

    Open Until Filled Yes

    APPLY HERE


  • March 15, 2021 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    INTERN REQUIREMENTS

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Advancement Summer Intern – Design & Copyediting.

    This individual will be working alongside the entire department to generate Advancement related design materials, both print and digital, such as digital brochures, cards, and CAC promotional materials. This individual will also assist in editing written materials designed to reach and promote museum engagement and fundraising. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign, or other equivalent design programs, as well as an enthusiasm for writing and editing of written materials pertaining to museum membership and donor engagement.

    Advancement Summer Intern – 2021 Gala.

    This individual will report directly to the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and will assist with preparations for the 2021 CAC Gala/ art auction. Must demonstrate a hard-working and enthusiastic character, with an interest in special event planning and community engagement. This individual will be charged with promoting the event in a variety of ways, including outreach to past gala supporters and local business to solicit in-kind product donations and potential sponsorships.

    Advancement Summer Intern – Affinity Groups.

    This individual will report directly to the Corporate and Advanced Giving Director and will assist with written materials, data and donor info tracking, and promotional outreach regarding CAC Affinity Groups, such as The 50, The WOMXN, Corporate Circle and Director’s Circle.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Arts Administration, Fine Art, Business, or Development

    Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    BS, BA, or BFA in process or completed; MA, MFA in process preferred

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org.


  • March 15, 2021 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    INTERN REQUIREMENTS

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Education Summer Intern – Interpretation.

    This internship will be responsible for assisting the Interpretive Learning Director with interpretation. The best fit would be an art history or history major with an interest in learning styles, and strong research, writing, and organization skills.

    Education Summer Intern – Creative Learning.

    This internship will be responsible for assisting the Creative Learning Director with planning, facilitation, and development of creative programming (both for in-person and virtual content). Brainstorm and develop programming ideas that relate to CAC exhibitions and/or community engagement. Explore new ways to connect with visitors/viewers via social media and virtual learning. Explore the pedagogy of creative learning across multiple age groups.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Art Education, Art History, or Fine Art

    Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    BS, BA, or BFA in process or completed

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org.
  • March 15, 2021 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    Curatorial Summer Intern – Research.

    The Curatorial Research intern will be responsible for assisting the Senior Curator, and Exhibition Manager with research, administration and planning for upcoming exhibitions. Work would be conducted primarily from off-site, with weekly virtual check in meetings with supervisors. Time requirement would be the equivalent of 2-3 days a week.

    Curatorial Summer Intern – Writing.

    The Curatorial Writing intern will be responsible for assisting the Exhibition Manager with research and writing for a variety of curatorial didactics, with a focus on archival material. These include artwork labels, exhibition history research and abstracts, artist biographies, and social media posts. The tasks are primarily research and writing based but may also include general or administrative projects. Work will be conducted primarily from off-site, although on-site check-in meetings with supervisors are optional. Time requirement would be the equivalent of 2-3 days a week.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Art History, History or Fine Art

    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    Familiarity with library and archive research

    MA or MFA in process (preferred, but not required)

    Proficiency in more than one language (preferred, but not required)

    Social media and video editing skills are a plus

    Proficiency in more than one language (preferred, but not required)

    Social media and video editing skills are a plus

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org. For Curatorial Internships, please also submit a writing sample.


  • March 12, 2021 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife. Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged Prek-12 students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors. Zoo AmeriCorps members will work directly with teachers and students to improve science literacy and academic engagement and with Zoo visitors and the community outside the Zoo to share sustainable practices and encourage behavior change.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act. If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service from August 30, 2021 to July 31, 2022. The Community Impact Member will connect visitors, community members, partners, Zoo staff and volunteers with opportunities to be involved with Zoo conservation initiatives and advance our mission. Member will create communication and press releases related to these initiatives. Member will seek and maintain collaborative relationships with other like minded organizations. Member will organize community impact opportunities that advance our Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion goals. This position requires frequent travel to and from the Zoo and to the various project sites. The member will report directly to, and be supervised by, the Volunteer and Intern Program Manager. Scheduled will be assigned as needed Monday – Sunday, based on serving 5 days a week for 8-hour days.

    AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities

    Seek out regional service opportunities that encourage community members to work together and have a significant collective impact

    Create and oversee service projects that educate and engage participants in conversations about the Zoo’s conservation goals

    Create inclusive community engagement events with collaborators and partners to support and mobilize diverse audiences to take conservation action

    Assist with the Zoo’s “Green Team” to support Net Zero goals

    Assist with Education Department sustainability events

    Measure impact of projects and events for the program year

    Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Serve as a Zoo leader and representative at all community impact events and external partnership and planning meetings

    Work with various Zoo staff to promote community engagement efforts internally and externally using social media, oral presentation, and other outreach tools

    Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors

    Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    Recruitment

    Recruit participants/volunteers for all projects or events

    Explain, collect, and input all required participant paperwork

    Use online tool(s) to manage events and opportunities, capture participant contact information and service hours, utilize tool(s) for tracking and reporting data

    Orientation and Training

    Create and provide written orientation documents for service project/event participants to explain responsibilities, goals and short- term/long-term results of each project/initiative.

    Logistical Planning and Event Coordination

    Partner with Zoo staff and collaborators to plan and manage all service projects/events

    Maintain an inventory of materials as needed

    Maintain an events calendar

    Manage logistics pertaining to each event/opportunity.

    Administer experience surveys and evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Support and Troubleshooting

    Serve as primary contact for project/event participants, answering questions and managing challenges or conflict that may arise

    Identify and share additional resources or innovative ideas

    Collect and input all volunteer feedback

    Other Responsibilities

    Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Zoo team

    Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s Community Impact efforts, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Serve an average of 40 hours per week during the program year (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020) including:

    Community Impact management activities (detailed above), ongoing and daily basis

    Weekly supervisory meetings [1-2 hours per week]

    Planning meetings and check-ins with Zoo staff and community partners [4-10 hours per week]

    Preparing for service projects/events [10-20 hours per week]

    Attending/leading service projects and community events [6-12 hours per month]

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Team-Building Experience

    Ability to lead a team of diverse participants to accomplish service projects

    Strong communication skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings and trainings

    Experience in a leadership role

    Project Management

    Ability to organize multiple tasks

    Attention to detail

    Ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities

    Commitment to Service

    Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Professionalism

    Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Additional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree required

    A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Valid Driver’s License

    Ability to travel locally when needed

    Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the position

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Total living allowance of up to $15,100 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

    Eligible to receive an education award of $6,495 upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    Health care and childcare benefit eligible

    AmeriCorps status could qualify you for forbearance and interest payments on qualified student loans during service. Learn more HERE

    Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    Making a difference in the community while being part of a dedicated service team.

    TO APPLY

    Apply here with resume and cover letter by June 1,2021.

  • March 12, 2021 6:01 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife. Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged Prek-12 students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors. Zoo AmeriCorps members will work directly with teachers and students to improve science literacy and academic engagement and with Zoo visitors and the community outside the Zoo to share sustainable practices and encourage behavior change.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act. If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service from August 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021. The ZooTeen Engagement AmeriCorps Member will coordinate, and coach teenage volunteers accepted into our ZooTeen Volunteer program to become effective communicators, educators, and leaders. The term “ZooTeens” refers to the group of teenage volunteers at the Cincinnati Zoo who volunteer with our Education, Visitor Experience, and Horticulture Departments to communicate environmental and conservation messages to Zoo guests and community members. The AmeriCorps Member will facilitate these experiences and opportunities for the ZooTeens, both on and off Zoo grounds. The AmeriCorps Member will report directly to and be supervised by the Volunteer Department Staff. The member will have a flexible schedule based on service responsibilities, serving 5-days a week for 8-hour days including evenings and weekends when necessary.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities

    Coach ZooTeens to increase their communication, confidence, and leadership skills

    Work with various Zoo staff to review, revise, and update ZooTeen volunteer activities

    Develop novel approaches, strategies and outlets for ZooTeens to communicate environmental messages to Zoo visitors

    Administer a performance evaluation to identify coachable behaviors and skills

    Work with various Zoo staff to promote ZooTeen volunteer engagement efforts internally and externally using social media, oral presentation, and other outreach tools

    Schedule, supervise/facilitate, and lead activities

    On grounds program – Education and Visitor Engagement efforts

    Off grounds program – Community Conservation Action Events

    Assist with recruitment and training of 200-250 ZooTeens

    Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Measure impact of and goals for the program year (ZooTeens will communicate Zoo-modeled messages to approximately 15,000 Zoo visitors per year)

    Work with the animal collection in order to maintain the high level of proficiency

    Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisor

    Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    Coordinate Administrative tasks with ZooTeen supervisors

    Attend AmeriCorps training and service project days throughout the year

    ZooTeen Management: Recruitment

    Assist with program promotion and recruitment efforts

    Assist with applicant tracking, management, review and selection

    Use online tool(s) to manage ZooTeen schedules and events; utilize tools for tracking and reporting data

    ZooTeen Management: Orientation and Training

    Review, revise and create orientation materials

    Develop training materials to explain ZooTeen responsibilities, goals and short- term/long-term results

    ZooTeen Management: Planning and Coordination

    Partner with Zoo staff and collaborators to plan and manage all ZooTeen activities

    Maintain an inventory of materials as needed

    Maintain ZooTeen schedule

    Administer pre- and post-experience surveys and evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Support and Troubleshooting

    Serve as primary contact for ZooTeens, answering questions regarding ZooTeen activities, and managing conflict or challenges that may arise

    Identify and share additional resources or innovative ideas

    Collect and input all volunteer feedback

    Other Responsibilities

    Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Zoo team

    Assist with ZooTeen Program Supervisor applicant review, interviews, and selection

    Assist with Zoo Academy Student Lab

    Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s ZooTeen Program and Visitor Experience efforts, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Serve an average of 40 hours per week during the program year (August 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021 including:

    ZooTeen management activities (detailed above), ongoing and daily basis

    Bi-weekly supervisory meetings [1-2 hours per week]

    Planning meetings and check-ins with Zoo staff [1-2 hours per week]

    Administrative tasks, coaching, coordinating, developing and supervising daily/weekly activities [30-35 hours per week]

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Team-Building Experience

    Ability to lead a diverse group of teenagers

    Strong communication skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings and trainings

    Experience in a leadership role, preferably with youth

    Project Management

    Ability to organize multiple tasks

    Attention to detail

    Ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities

    Commitment to Service

    Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Professionalism

    Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Management experience a plus

    Additional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree required

    A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    Knowledge of/education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    Knowledge of/education in/experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    Desire and interest in working with youth; demonstrated rapport with, and understanding of teenagers and their parents

    Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher), G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drive, Gmail), the internet and web-based forms

    Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Required:

    Valid Driver’s License

    Ability to travel locally when needed

    To serve as an AmeriCorps member, individuals must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

    Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen, providing a negative TB test, and providing information to establish eligibility and complete a National Criminal History Check.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Total living allowance of up to $14,297 (to be received in bi-weekly payments of $571.16 before taxes) over the 11-month service term.

    Eligible to receive an education award of $6,195* upon successful completion of 1,700-hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    Health care and childcare benefit eligible

    AmeriCorps status could qualify you for forbearance and interest payments on qualified student loans during service. Learn more HERE

    Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    Making a difference in the community while being part of a dedicated service team.

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is June 1, 2021.

    Apply here with resume and cover letter

    Please note: interviews will be conducted during the month of June.


  • March 12, 2021 5:59 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science-based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife. Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged PreK-12th grade students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors. Zoo AmeriCorps members will work directly with teachers and students to improve science literacy and academic engagement and with Zoo visitors and the community outside the Zoo to share sustainable practices and encourage behavior change. This position will focus specifically on providing STEM education to economically disadvantaged PreK-12th grade students to improve science literacy and academic engagement.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act. If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service (August 30, 2021 to July 29, 2022). Incumbent will work with and serve both school and public education audiences through the preparation, instruction, and evaluation of educational programming offered through the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF). They will report directly to and be supervised by the Education Public Programs Team. Schedules will serve 5 days a week, 8 hour days and assigned as needed Monday-Saturday.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive animal collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

    Recruit students from Avondale and surrounding local community for LCEAF Public Programs (Zoo Troop and Zoo Camps) and assist LCEAF children’s teachers and families to eliminate barriers in participation.

    Member will be responsible for assigned Zoo Troop and Zoo Camp age-band(s) containing LCEAF-funded PreK-12 children September – July.

    Developing and maintain curriculum

    Preparing materials & supplies

    Instructing classes containing LCEAF-funded PreK-12 children

    Evaluating performance measures

    Adjusting programs to a virtual platform, if needed.

    Develop and instruct family-centered public programs containing LCEAF-funded families.

    Mentor high school students (Zoo Academy students and Zoo Teens) in conservation and environmental education.

    Support Schools Services AmeriCorps members in the following program areas as needed:

    Close Encounters animal programs to school groups at the Zoo for day-time field trips during the months of September – May.

    Engaging with LCEAF-funded students in the Avondale community through the Green Team after school program.

    Instructing and/or supporting Virtual Zoo on the Move programs for LCEAF eligible school groups.

    Provide and coordinate high quality customer service during field trip arrival during peak school months.

    Prioritize the inclusion of sustainability and conservation messaging in program curriculum. Specifically championing the Zoo’s sustainability initiatives, the Build A Better Home For Wildlife (BBHW) messaging, and Plant for Pollinators campaign.

    Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes.

    Measure impact of and goals for the program year.

    Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors.

    Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.

    Participate in professional development workshops through AmeriCorps in-service days, service projects and Public Programs training opportunities.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    Strong writing skills

    Strong communication and public speaking skills

    Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    Attention to detail

    Teamwork

    Commitment to Service

    Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Professionalism

    Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Additional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree required

    A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    Experience handling birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates or a strong desire and willingness to learn.

    Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

    Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Required:

    Valid Driver’s License

    Ability to travel locally when needed

    To serve as an AmeriCorps member, individuals must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

    Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen, providing a negative TB test, and providing information to establish eligibility and complete a National Criminal History Check.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Total living allowance of up to $15,100 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the courses of the service term

    Eligible to receive an education award of $6,495 upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    Health care and childcare benefit eligible

    AmeriCorps status could qualify you for forbearance and interest payments on qualified student loans during service. Learn more HERE

    Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    Making a difference in the community while being part of a dedicated service team.

    TO APPLY

    Apply here with resume and cover letter by June 1, 2021

    Please note: interviews will be conducted during the month of June.


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