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Full Time, Permanent
Iowa
Posted 5 days ago

Posted 02/17/2020 County Sac Location Sac City ,Iowa Salary $37,000 – $40,000 annually Deadline 03/09/2020 Description Qualifications: -Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in environmental education, natural resources, biology or a related conservation program curriculum; or graduation from an accredited two (2) year college with a major in a natural resources field and a minimum of two (2) years work experience in environmental education. Ability to express oneself clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing; ability to proficiently operate a computer and other office equipment. Non-standard work week; must be able to work flexible hours and days with some weekend, holiday and evening hours. -Requires knowledge of basic identification and natural history of native plants and animals, ecological principles, environmental organizations and agencies, and management of several of the following natural resources: fisheries, wildlife, forestry, agronomy, prairies and aquatic ecosystems, plants, insects, etc. Knowledge in such program areas such as fishing, canoeing, backpacking, archery, firearms safety, camping, hunting, trapping, snowshoeing and other outdoor skills beneficial. For full details, go to:

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POSITION: A seasonal environmental education internship with Mitchell County Conservation Board in Osage, Iowa. Seasonal Naturalist position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in March of 2020 and ending in September of 2020 (specific starting and ending dates flexible, depending on schedule of applicant). 40hrs./week (non-routine week, Tues. – Fri.). Hours will average 40 hours per week and may include weekends, evenings, and holidays. SALARY: $12/hr. with no benefits DESCRIPTION & DUTIES: Seasonal will assist the Mitchell County Naturalist with the development, planning, organization, and presentation of environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programs and special events to the general public, schools, and other groups. Other major duties include: Planning, assisting, and leading summer day camps Designing interpretive and promotional materials Create and improve displays in the Milton R. Owen Nature Center Writing articles and press releases Nature center maintenance and animal care Publicity events and public information activities Other special projects include, nature center host, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, professional workshop opportunities, and other related duties as assigned. Seasonal will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older with a High school graduate or GED equivalent and either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, teaching, general biology or ecology, environmental studies. Possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in environmental education and working with youth Valid driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and can get to and from the work site Ability to work independently and in a group and be a self-starter Ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives General knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources. Effective communication skills – This includes written word, public speaking, and computer programming. Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, use small hand tools, and routinely lift up to 50 lbs. Balancing, stooping, kneeling, and lifting are sometimes required. Ability to lead groups with various outdoor educational or recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, nature hikes, etc. A background check is required DEADLINE: Open until filled. TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Mitchell County Job Application Form, Cover Letter, and Resume to: Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe, Naturalist Mitchell County Conservation Board 1879-3 Highway 9 Osage, Iowa 50461. For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 732-5204 or email chelsea@osage.net. Applications can also be picked up at the Mitchell County Conservation Board office or from the Mitchell County Courthouse. Applications can be found online at or Mitchell County Conservation Board is an equal opportunity employer

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Seasonal
Iowa
Posted 2 weeks ago

POSITION TITLE: Summer Naturalist REPORTS TO: Naturalist HOURS OF POSITION: 30-40 per week, some weekend and evening hours STATUS: Temporary, Hourly; May 26-August 21 WAGE: $8.67 an hour DATE REVISED: January 2020 GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Summer Naturalists work alongside our full-time, year-round Naturalists to plan and lead programs and activities for Indian Creek Nature Center Creek Camps. Summer Naturalists will gain valuable, practical experience in environmental education, program development and leadership. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist and lead a variety of outdoor, experiential, science and nature based Creek Camp activities for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Prepare materials, set up facilities, and clean up after programs. Support the development of camp curriculum for a variety of camp ages and themes. Assist in camp management. Help set rules and boundaries for campers alongside coworkers. Set up tent and other gear needed for overnight campouts at the Nature Center. Help prepare dinner and breakfast for campers. Supervise campers overnight. Occasionally assist and lead youth, adult and public programs including but not limited to: summer group field trips, public programs, special events and birthday parties. Perform first aid if needed. Follow all policies and procedures set by the Nature Center. Ensure the safety of each camper. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Energetic, professional demeanor, positive attitude and motivation. Experience and passion working with children outdoors. Basic knowledge of local ecology, biology, and natural resources. Good written and oral communication and leadership skills are a must. Adept at identifying and solving problems. Ability to share and teach information. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted. Ability to stand, walk, sit, kneel, balance, climb, operate hand tools, work in a variety of weather conditions, and have the ability to follow written and oral instructions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighteen years or older with a high school diploma required. Love of working with and teaching children in the outdoors. Some college coursework in natural resources, biology, outdoor recreation, interpretation and/or environmental education preferred. Previous interpretation, environmental education or summer camp experience is preferred. Ability to pass a background check. First aid and CPR certified (can be completed upon hiring). TO APPLY: Send cover letter, 3 references and your resume to Emily Roediger, . Applications can be submitted until March 1st or until filled.

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Jones County Conservation is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary half-time term AmeriCorps Member (40 hours per week). This AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist position will serve under the Jones County Conservation Naturalist and requires the successful completion of 900 hours of AmeriCorps service. The AmeriCorps team member will serve approximately late April/Early May through the end of October. Start and end date are flexible. Position Description: AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist: Responsible for planning and conducting environmental education programs designated to meet state education standards to various preschool, elementary, middle, and highs school age students as well as the public. FULL DETAILS can be found at . To apply: send completed Jones County Job application (available at ), resume, 3 references, and cover letter to: Michele Olson 12515 Central Park Rd. Center Junction, IA 52212 (319)481-7987   Deadline: Open until filled.   

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Temporary
Minnesota
Posted 1 month ago

West St. Paul, MN Gain practical experience as a naturalist while you develop and improve your interpretive teaching techniques and expand your knowledge of natural history through a nine-month long Fellowship at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, MN. We provide environmental education and outdoor education experiences for thousands of people each year through our school programs and public events. A fellowship at Dodge Nature Center will provide you with opportunities to work with diverse audiences of all ages and to teach a wide variety of natural history, environmental, and agricultural topics. Duration: June 10, 2020 through June 4, 2021. Responsibilities: Learn and present environmental and agricultural education programs to children and adults Present public programs and lead educational portion of birthday parties Lead afterschool and outreach programs Assist in developing and implementing fall and spring camps Participate in weekly training seminars by taking part in discussions, educational and natural history activities, and completing assignments Assist with care and feeding of educational and farm animals Participate in seasonal special events, seasonal projects, restoration activities, promotion, and maintenance of equipment and materials Attend and participate in staff trainings and meetings Compensation: $350 (before taxes) every two weeks On-site housing with internet access Training from professional naturalists and teachers One-year membership in the Minnesota Naturalist Association Requirements: B.A or B.S. degree, related field preferred Experience teaching or working with children High level of self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and perform a variety of duties Live on-site in a co-ed housing environment with three other Naturalist Fellows Basic knowledge of general natural history topics Ability to work a nine-month term, with responsibilities that include weekdays, evening and weekends.  Physical requirements: Work outdoors year-round in any kind of weather. Traverse hilly, natural terrain for up to four hours.  Drive a vehicle.  Work with live animals. Work in an office and use a computer, phone, and other office equipment.  Lift and carry displays or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Work several hours at a time in barns with farm animals, hay and straw. Preferred but not required: Fluency in Spanish Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds First Aid and CPR Certification     Application Process: Send the following items to: Peter Cleary Director of Environmental Education 365 Marie Ave. West West St. Paul, MN 55118 or electronically to . résumé completed questionnaire— available at OR Application deadline is February 28, 2020

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This position will be supervised by the Education Programs Director for Woodbury County Conservation Board based at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Description: This 450 Hour AmeriCorps member will serve approximately mid-May through August 31, 2020. 40-hour work week. No benefits. Start and end dates are flexible. Duties: • Plan and conduct summer day camps for youth • Plan and conduct public education programs and volunteer service learning activities • Assist with nature center exhibit maintenance and animal care • Assist with habitat management such as prairie shrub removal and trail work • Participate with publicity and public informational activities as assigned • Assist with nature center host duties as assigned   Essential Skills: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Basic knowledge of natural environment and local plants and animals; experience working with children preferred; self-starting ability to work with minimal supervision; computer literate; ability to communicate tactfully, courteously and effectively with others; The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; ability to get to and from job site in all types of weather; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to work some evenings and weekends. Shift: The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Program Specialist will work no more than 40 hours per workweek. (Non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays). General hours: 8-4:30pm Monday-Friday, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as programs require. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; can get to and from the work-site; ability to use hand and small power tools and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Candidate must pass physical and drug screening and background checks prior to employment. Living Allowance: $3,704.00 (taxable). Education Award: $1,612.43 (upon completion of 450 hours). Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans, if applicable. Deadline: Open until filled To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Dawn Snyder Phone: 712-258-0838 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City, IA 51109-1657  

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The International Crane Foundation is seeking to fill one Whooping Crane Outreach Intern position in 2020. Background The International Crane Foundation is a leader in the conservation of the world’s 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although the foundation has projects all around the world, the headquarters is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, one hour north of Madison. Description The primary duty of Whooping Crane Outreach Intern will be to assist the Whooping Crane Outreach Department. Please click the following link for more information:

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Job Title: Environmental Education Naturalist Starting Wage/ Salary: $60.00/day Location: Boone, Iowa Overview The Y Camp of the Des Moines River Valley is hiring naturalists for the resident outdoor education program. This position is seasonal part-time/ variable hours. This position is open until March 9th , 2019 or until filled. As a naturalist you will lead groups of school age students through various environmental and outdoor program such as stream ecology, survival, and night hikes.  You will gain valuable experience in classroom management, lesson design, and environmental education.  On site housing is available. Responsibilities Demonstrate and teach activities. Conduct program in a fun, positive atmosphere. Know emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them. Report specific problems or needs to supervisor or designated staff person. Teaching value-based, leadership classes including team building, low and high ropes, and climbing wall. Teaching value-based, environmental education programs for schools and general public. Grades 4-8 participate in residential programming including ecology, geology, birds, history, survival, and evening programs. Assist in developing new programming. Care and cleaning of birds of prey. Other duties as assigned. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions  Online New Employee Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program) Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program) Y Leaders Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program) American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA Training Program) American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA Training Program) Undergraduate degree in biology or related field. Prior experience teaching children and adults. Current drivers license. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Enthusiasm, poise, leadership, and flexibility. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity Ability to perform light to moderate physical activity Ability to adapt to variety of working conditions JOB REQUIREMENTS: Good communication skills Good organizational skills Ability to maintain control of area even when distracted by noise or activity Ability to teach/train participants. Ability to work with diverse groups of people Ability to work with minimal supervision Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA Apply at: For more information or questions contact Kyle Beach, Outdoor Education Director, , 515-432-7558 ext. 224

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Internship, Seasonal
Custer State Park
Posted 2 months ago

Custer State Park is 71,000 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota; home to abundant wildlife, beautiful mountain lakes, towering ponderosa pine forests, campgrounds, visitor centers, and lodges.  We are looking for energetic seasonal staff to make our visitors’ experience one they will never forget. List all positions you’re interested in on one application.   Seasonal Positions: Entrance station attendant & crew leader, resource technician & crew leader, naturalist & crew leader, campground attendant, trail crew, and others Position information and application forms can be found here: Send completed seasonal applications to Levi Van Sambeek at 13329 US Hwy 16A Custer SD 57730 or via email at .    Intern Positions: Park manager intern, naturalist intern, resource program intern, and wildlife research intern Intern applications should be completed online through .   Seasonal housing is available. More information regarding seasonal and intern positions available here:   Custer State Park 13329 US Hwy 16A Custer SD 57730 (605) 255-4515 |    

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Seasonal, Temporary
Iowa, Minnesota
Posted 1 year ago

The Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa has several opportunities. Click on the following link to see all of them: Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa Teresa Butel (she/her/hers) College and Career Coordinator 60 Plato Blvd E Ste 210 St Paul, MN 55107 Phone 651.209.9900 x 32 Fax 651.209.9901

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