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Seasonal, Temporary
Iowa, Minnesota
Posted 11 hours 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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Fellow
Minnesota
Posted 1 day 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: September 3, 2019 through June 4, 2020. 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 meetingsCompensation: $350 (before taxes) every two weeks On-site housing with internet access Training from professional naturalists and teachers Office workspace 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: Teresa Root, Naturalist Fellowship Coordinator 365 Marie Ave. West West St. Paul, MN 55118 or electronically to . résumé completed questionnaire— available at OR Application deadline is March 8, 2019 or until the positions are filled.

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Full Time
Minnesota
Posted 4 days ago

Prairie Ecology Bus Center Lakefield, Minnesota · 507-662-5064 The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards . Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to children and adults of all ages. This includes all aspects of programming including set up, clean up, evaluation, and follow up. ● Master our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program. ● Help to develop and implement new programs. ● Prepare and maintain program curriculum materials. ● Work and teach both independently and as part of a team ● Willing and able to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL) license within 90 days of employment, training will be provided by PEBC. Must be able to pass random drug test screening. ● Create a safe and fun, learning atmosphere for children while projecting a knowledgeable and confident image to parents and teachers. ● Articulate PEBC’s mission and project a professional and positive attitude when interacting with the public. Qualifications: ● Bachelors in environmental studies, environmental education, natural resources, education or a related field. ● Teaching experience in outdoor or environmental education, early childhood education, summer camps or other relevant experiences. Prefer a minimum of at least 1-year of teaching experience. ● Knowledge of and passion for the natural world. ● Enthusiasm for working with children. ● Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and variable terrain. ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. ● Ability to operate common office equipment. ● Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends. ● Criminal History background checks will be required. ● Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification. Salary and Benefits: ● $26,500-$30,000 depending on education, skills and experience. ● Vacation and holiday leave. ● Health Care, including HSA contributions. To apply please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: . Position is open until filled.

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, Iowa Description: Each 12-week position will run approximately May 28 through August 16, 2019 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public information, nature interpretation activities and habitat management. The summer naturalist(s) may assume assigned tasks of increasing responsibility. Duties: Assist the staff naturalists with planning and conducting nature interpretation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences; plan and conduct summer day camps; plan and conduct public education programs and special events; 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 center host duties as assigned; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks as assigned. Shift: The summer naturalist(s) will work no more than 40 hours per work week (non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays). Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; have the ability to 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 tests prior to employment for Woodbury County. Salary: $10.75 per hour Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2019. To Apply: Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application. “An Equal Opportunity Employer”  

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, Iowa Description: This 12-week position will run approximately May 28 through August 16, 2019 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat management activities in prairie and woodland environments. Duties: Assist with conducting habitat management such as invasive species removal, shrub removal, oak savanna and prairie restoration, and prairie planting; conduct mowing, trimming and general park management tasks; assist with weeding, mulching, tree trimming, and native landscaping projects; assist with trail maintenance and equipment maintenance; assist with fence construction, repair and removal; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks as assigned. Shift: The Habitat Stewardship Intern will work no more than 40 hours per work week (non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays). Required Skills: Ability to work independently; possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in preserving Iowa ecosystems; experience in safely operating and maintaining mowers, motorized equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles, power and hand tools is helpful; ability to follow directions and learn new skills; general knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; have reliable transportation and the ability to get to and from different work-sites within a 45-mile radius of Sioux City; ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds; and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Candidate must pass physical and drug screening tests prior to employment for Woodbury County. Salary: $11.75 per hour Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019. To Apply: Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application “An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Internship, Seasonal
Custer State Park
Posted 1 month ago

Custer State Park Summer Employment Opportunities   Custer State Park is a 71,000 acre state park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Home to abundant wildlife, 4 beautiful mountain lakes, 9 campgrounds, 4 visitor centers, 5 entrance stations, and 4 lodges.  We are looking for energetic seasonal staff to make our visitors’ experience one they will never forget.   Seasonal Positions: Entrance station attendant & crew leader, resource technician & crew leader, naturalist & crew leader, campground attendant, trail crew, and others   Send completed seasonal applications to Levi Van Sambeek 13329 US Hwy 16A Custer SD 57730 or via email .  List all positions you’re interested in on one application.   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:   Laci Prucinsky | Naturalist South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks 13329 US Hwy 16A | Custer, SD 57730 605.255.4515 |

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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 1st , 2019 or until filled. 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. 6. 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. 7. Assist in developing new programming. Care and cleaning of birds of prey. 8. 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 2.Online New Employee Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program) Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program) 4.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. 8. Prior experience teaching children and adults. Current drivers license.   PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Enthusiasm, poise, leadership, and flexibility. 2. 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: 1.Good communication skills 2.Good organizational skills 3.Ability to maintain control of area even when distracted by noise or activity 4.Ability to teach/train participants. 5.Ability to work with diverse groups of people 6.Ability to work with minimal supervision 7.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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AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Educator Nahant Marsh is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education member. The position requires the successful completion of at least 900 hours (approximately 30-40 hours per week) of service. Hours per week can be flexible, but the member must complete a minimum of 900 hours by the end of their term. The member will receive a living allowance of approx. $7,235 to be distributed monthly over the term of service. Additionally, the member will receive a $2,960 Education Award will be rewarded upon completion of the term. We are seeking a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks, recreation, or community organizing, administration, or communications. The person must have strong communication skills and a desire to work with diverse groups of people. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in education and conservation. Under general supervision of the Education Coordinator, assist in planning, promoting, developing, and conducting interpretive and educational programs for the schools, public, and groups. Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement. Partner with local school districts, pre-schools, non-profits, scout groups, and other organizations to develop and lead educational programs that promote healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, and prepare youth for STEM-related careers. Developing and implementing STEM educational curriculum for pre-K through senior citizen audiences. Enhancing and expanding winter, summer, weekend, and afterschool educational opportunities for the public. Developing hands-on STEM activities for public events. Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement. Train and assist volunteers in natural resource management, research, and youth education. Term of Service: April 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019 To apply, send resume, cover letter, and references by March 1, 2019, to: Nahant Marsh Education Center ATTN: Amy Loving 4220 Wapello Ave. Davenport, IA 52802  Or email to:

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Graduate Assistantship in Environmental Education/Interpretation at Schmeeckle Reserve University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources The Schmeeckle Reserve Graduate Assistantship provides opportunities to teach and mentor undergraduate students and gain experience managing a visitor center and supervising staff, while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a 20-hour per week position that runs from August 26, 2019 to May 15, 2021 and includes the summer of 2020. The graduate assistantship has both academic and administrative duties. On the academic side, the position will assist course instructors to teach and mentor a 3-credit Oral Interpretation Methods course, a 4 credit Interpretive Media course, a 3-credit Environmental Interpretation Practicum, and a 12-credit Practicum in Environmental Education and Interpretation. On the administrative side, the graduate assistant will assist with the operation and management of Schmeeckle Reserve, which includes training and supervising student staff, organizing community events, developing plans for improving visitor services, and coordinating research projects. Schmeeckle Reserve is a natural area with a public visitor center on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. For more information, visit www.uwsp.edu/schmeeckle. Requirements: • Undergraduate degree in natural sciences, environmental education, interpretation, natural resources management, parks and recreation, or a related field. • Minimum two years of practical experience in the environmental education/interpretation field, preferably at a recreational site such as a park, nature center, visitor center, museum, zoo, etc. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. • Ability to plan and work both independently and as part of a team. • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities. • Must work at Schmeeckle Reserve during the summer of 2020 (requirement of the assistantship). • Must meet all minimum graduate student requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources. • Skills preferred but not required include: supervisory experience, graphic design (using Adobe software), website design and maintenance, financial planning/budgeting. Compensation: Graduate assistants are paid approximately $13,124 for 12 months. Individuals may be eligible for health insurance (with required student paid premiums) and an out-of-state tuition waiver (in 2018-19, tuition and fees for Wisconsin graduates was $4,629 a semester compared with $9,332 for out-of-state. Minnesota residents pay the reciprocity tuition rate.) The assistant is provided with office space in the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, which includes a PC computer, high-speed Internet, Adobe design software, and phone. To Apply: • By February 8, 2019, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to: Dr. Brenda Lackey 800 Reserve Street College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI 54481 • By February 17, complete the College of Natural Resources graduate application process at: • By March 1 complete the UWSP graduate application process at: For More Information: If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Dr. Brenda Lackey, Professor of Environmental Education and Interpretation, at or Jim Buchholz, Director of Schmeeckle Reserve, at  

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