Summer Seasonal Outdoor Educator

City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and Tryfacta


These staff positions are with tryfacta (a contract employment agency) and are not City of Albuquerque employment.


Albuquerque is a multi-cultural community including but not limited to, Hispanic/LatinX, Muslim, Asian- American, Native American/Indigenous, and Black/African-American peoples. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups in the career field of parks and outdoor education to apply.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, with experience working with broadly diverse communities. Applicants who can also speak Spanish, Diné, Chinese Mandarin, Swahili, Vietnamese, Arabic, Dari, or Pashto are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Description:

  • Attend Open Space Education Program trainings and Division trainings
  • Teach 2-part Farm in Your Neighborhood program for youth ages 10-14 at various City Community Centers and at Los Poblanos Fields Open Space.
  • Teach 2-part Nature in Your Neighborhood program for youth ages 6-9 at various City Community Centers and at Elena Gallegos Open Space.
  • Work as part of a team to implement various community events on public lands and public facilities.
  • Prepare, organize, and re-inventory education materials and supplies.
  • Work to ensure a safe and student-centered learning environment.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, program participants and the general public.
  • Other related duties as assigned by Education Supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Two years of college coursework
  • Three years of outdoor recreation, education, school or community program experience
  • Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis
  • Passion for the outdoors
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, work outdoors in various weather, and hike up to 1.5 miles a day

Requirements for Employment:

  • Pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a New Mexico Driver’s License and City Operator’s Permit (COP) to be able to drive a City vehicle for program work.


Office location: Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Work location: Various public lands and community centers throughout Albuquerque

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30am-4:00pm (full time) or Tuesday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm (part-time)


Pay rate: $17.55 per hour, 32-40 hours a week, sick leave accrual through tryfacta


Application deadline: open until filled

To apply, email resume and three references to:

Jessica Sapunar-Jursich, Open Space Education Supervisor at

Questions: Email Jessica or call (505) 768-4959

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