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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 2 weeks 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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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, Iowa Description: This 12-week position will run approximately May 26 through August 14, 2020 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: $12.00 per hour Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020. To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/woodburycountyiowa Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application Applicant for hire must successfully pass background checks, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employ  

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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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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, Iowa Description: Each 12-week position will run approximately May 26 through August 14, 2020 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: $11.00 per hour Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020. To Apply: Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application. Applicant for hire must successfully pass background checks, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.  

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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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County: Des Moines Location: Burlington, Iowa Salary    $10.00 – $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed) Closing date: open until filled.   POSITION DESCRIPTION:   The individual in this position will perform duties for the Des Moines County Conservation Board, as set out in this document, under the direct supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator. The individual plans, develops, and presents environmental education, interpretation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation programs for youth summer camps; plans and presents programs to school groups and the public as necessary; develops written, audiovisual, and display materials.  This individual assists in directing the operations and programs of Starr’s Cave Nature Center.  This individual performs related work as the need is identified.  The purpose of this internship is to help the individual gain experience in the field of environmental education and interpretation, and if applicable, to fulfill any obligation set forth from that individual’s college requirement. For a full job description, please click on the following link:  

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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 1 month 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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Crandon, Wisconsin
Posted 1 month ago

Promotes environmental awareness and compassionate stewardship through outreach to youth and the tribal community as a whole in Crandon, WI. Presents interpretive programs and guided hikes, both on- and off-site, to youth and adults Develops, curates, and distributes print and digital content relating to department activities and goals Helps develop and implement new activities and content Aids in program documentation and evaluation Assists and shadows other Natural Resources Department staff with their field work Acts as a positive role model for respect of the natural environments To apply for this position, visit . The position is located under Land & Natural Resources.  

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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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