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HF+G Education Specialist

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024


Kirtland, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Assist with maintenance of Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods natural play area, including grounds, structures, and displays. Design and deliver educational youth & family programming for Buckeye Bud’s on weekends. Design interpretive handouts and materials for guest use at Buckeye Bud’s with guidance and support from staff.

Opportunity description

Assist the monitoring of the known rare species plant popuAssist with educational programs in support of HF&G special events and exhibits as needed with guidance and support from Family & Youth Engagement Educator. Assist with preparation for summer camps and children’s party hikes. Deliver children’s party hikes on weekends as needed. Assist with the delivery of academic programs as needed including both onsite field trips and off-site programslations (Heritage Species) with the HF&G natural areas. Assist or lead information gathering that would lead to the best practices for in situ and ex situ projects regarding the propagation and management, as approved by the Heritage Species Committee. Help to care for and maintain Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden and surrounding areas.


  • Paid training
  • Federal loan deferment
  • Eligible mileage reimbursement
  • Full-time members eligible for healthcare
  • May be eligible for childcare
  • Additional training stipend $125/quarter
  • Free attendance to the Ohio Stormwater Conference

Requirements and qualifications


Must have GED or high school diploma; be 18 or older by October 8, 2024. Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC). Must be a U.S citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred qualifications

Possess a valid driver's license. Have an interest in the environmental field such as, stormwater managment, climate impacts, or urban forestry. Demonstrate maturity and cultural competency. Self-motivated and able to work on a team.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor