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Help people ENJOY Metro Parks. We're an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position Interpretive Naturalist - 3 positions available
Classification Part-time, Year-round
Salary Grade 22 / Hiring Range: $16-17/hour
Benefits Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; Sick Leave
Profile Reporting to the Interpretive Services Manager, works with the Interpretive Services staff to carry out the department's mission. Plans, schedules and conducts interpretive, educational, and recreational activities throughout the park district for Summit Metro Parks. Position may work up to 37 hours per week.
Qualifications Broad, basic understanding of dendrology, botany, ecology, geology, entomology, ornithology and other related fields typically acquired through formal training at the bachelor’s degree level. Knowledge and understanding of methods and principles of interpretation. Interpretive guide, planner or heritage interpreter certification not required but preferred. Ability to conduct both formal presentations and mobile programs to groups. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate activities and ability to design age-appropriate education curricula and activities. Ability to interact with and manage children and adults in the outdoors; must possess visual and auditory abilities to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to visitor activity. In-depth oral, written and visual communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide variety of personalities; ability to deal with the public and staff with tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Customer service skills. Demonstrated creativity. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, as required. Demonstrated emotional intelligence to include: demonstrated self-awareness and accurate self-assessment, demonstrated sensitivity and empathy, demonstrated openness, reliability, and consistency. Proven track record of establishing and maintaining critical relationships internally and externally. Valid driver's license with clear driving record.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a probationary period.
Contact Send letter of interest and resume to:
Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online June 3, 2015

Position Seasonal Maintenance Worker
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Under the direction of the Park Manager or other supervisor, performs all duties for daily maintenance of park properties, buildings and facilities.
Qualifications High school student, high school graduate or GED required. Experience in lawn care, landscaping, painting and janitorial duties preferred. Valid State of Ohio's driver's license.
Conditions of Employment Must be 18 or older. Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online February 3, 2015


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Metro Parks Contact Info -  975 Treaty Line Road Akron, OH 44313 330-867-5511
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