Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of NAI National Conference 2022
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Santa Fe Botanical Garden Job Summary: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is seeking a part-time volunteer coordinator to manage, grow
and develop the volunteer program. The Volunteer Coordinator will support the mission of the Botanical
Garden through development and implementation of recruitment and training programs, coordination of
volunteer scheduling, and organization of volunteer enrichment, events and recognition. The Volunteer
Coordinator is also responsible for providing administrative support for the Volunteer Program, which includes
email and phone communication and database management.
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Director
US Forest Service Leading a great team at a seasonal visitor center in an amazing location. Please contact me for more details, the position is in outreach but I expect it will be accepting applications in the near future.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Live in Portage Valley, Alaska, for the summer and join the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center team to interpret Alaskan wildlife. Internships are paid and include on-site housing. Naturalists give formal presentations, lead tours, rove, engage guests, and cross train with animal care. The position descriptions will go live on our website next week. Reach out to me or feel free to pass on my contact info for any questions.
Community Outreach Interpreter – Science Project Facilitator
Huron-Clinton Metroparks This Interpreter position seeks to gain awareness and a positive image for the Metroparks and the interpretive department as a community outreach facilitator. Work responsibilities in this position involve coordinating, facilitating, and conducting science programming in Detroit and Wayne County schools. Other Interpretive responsibilities may include planning, preparing, and presenting talks, demonstrations, promoting public interest in the appreciation of natural and cultural history and driving the Mobile Learning Center. Establish and manage programs and initiatives supporting community outreach. Build and maintain long-term relationships with stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of community relations strategies and activities. This position performs a variety of professional and technical duties related to interpretive programs and operation of nature centers, farms, and museums. Creativity, initiative, enthusiasm, positive demeanor, confidentiality, and reliability are crucial to the success of this position.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Education and Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Environmental Education
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College Goshen College invites applications for a full-time appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Education, starting July 2023. This appointment includes coordinating the Master’s of Arts in Environmental Education (MAEE) program, based at the college’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
This position supports the missions of Goshen College and Merry Lea by providing leadership for the MAEE program, teaching graduate courses including Principles of Environmental Education and International Environmental Education, and teaching undergraduate courses in the department of sustainability and environmental education (SEED) related to the candidate’s areas(s) of expertise within the fields of environmental education and sustainability. As MAEE coordinator, this position leads curriculum development, delivery, and assessment, participates in graduate student recruitment efforts in cooperation with Goshen College Admissions, serves as academic advisor and professional mentor of MAEE students, supports learning community dynamics of MAEE cohorts, and assists with SEED planning and budget development. The position also includes contracted time for research or other professional activities.
A doctorate in environmental education or a related field is preferred, but candidates with a master’s degree plus significant relevant professional experience will be fully considered.
Educator, Associate (Exhibits)
SeaWorld Orlando Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job
Help educate park guests, school groups, camp participants and private groups about the animals that call SeaWorld home
Conduct informative and engaging animal presentations
Assist guests with stingray interactions at Stingray Lagoon
Initiate interactions with guests to proactively provide animal and park information at SeaWorld
Ensures safety of guests at animal exhibits throughout the park.
Fulfill primary responsibilities of all preceding job descriptions and perform other duties as assigned
Urban Wildlife Coordinator
Nevada Department of Wildlife Located in Las Vegas, this position coordinates and manages the Urban Wildlife Education Program in the agency’s Southern Region – specifically Clark, Lincoln, Nye and Esmeralda counties. The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact for nuisance and urban wildlife conflicts, provides information and education to help individuals resolve those conflicts, responds in person when citizens cannot resolve the conflict themselves, determines whether said conflicts constitute a public safety threat and coordinates the appropriate level of response needed to address the situation. In addition, this position develops and presents proactive education programs promoting urban wildlife conflict prevention. The incumbent also participates in regional events such as the Clark County Fair & Rodeo, prepares press releases, newsletter articles, email blasts, blog posts and other written or visual material for the media and the public to promote conflict prevention, oversees regional record keeping efforts for documenting urban wildlife complaints and issues, provides assistance to the Southern Region Conservation Education supervisor and other regional Conservation Education program coordinators as needed, works individually but also as a member of a team in accomplishing the goals of the Urban Wildlife program, works across division lines to assist with the accomplishment of the agency mission. This position is being recruited at all levels - Conservation Educator 1, Conservation Educator 2, Conservation Educator 3. Please apply for all the recruitments that you feel you meet the qualifications for this position.
Summer Intern for Dig for a Day and Shovel Ready Programs -🦖🦕
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center This one-of-a-kind internship allows students to dig dinosaur bones in several active dinosaur quarries while working with the public through our many digging programs and giving tours at one of the most renowned dinosaur museums in the world. You will be trained on the proper techniques of excavation, mapping, and preparation.
12-week, 8-week, and 6-week sessions available with flexible scheduling. Research projects are also available.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Housing and a weekly stipend are provided.
Send a CV, questionnaire, and application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2023.
Find or message Andrew Rossi for more details. You can also reach program coordinator Angela Reddick at email@example.com
Gorman Heritage Farm Duration: May 29 (Memorial Day) — August 11, 2023. Staff are off on July 4, and an additional week of their choosing. Responsible to: Camp Manager & Director of Education Hours: 40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F. (On aftercare days, hours will be 8:30am-4:30pm.) Compensation: $12.00 per hour, including paid training. Counselors aged 18+ are eligible for free on-site housing. This position can qualify as an internship for college credit requirements.
Gorman Heritage Farm is an educational, working farm with a mission to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment. Farm camp counselors create memorable day camp experiences for campers ages 5-13 during camp themes such as Farm Adventures Camp, Veterinary Science Camp, Horse Care Camp, Farm Chef Camp, and Wilderness Camp. Counselors work on a 2-counselor team to lead groups of 10-12 campers through scheduled camp activities. We provide a full week of training and follow-up training throughout the summer so counselors are prepared to guide campers through activities focused on daily farm and garden chores, farm animal care, hands-on nature exploration, farm ecology, cooking and food preparation, and camp favorites like songs, games, and crafts. Learn group management and communication skills that translate to every profession, make a difference in the lives of local children, and enjoy a fun summer on a beautiful historic farm in the heart of Cincinnati. Visit https://youtu.be/0tJ4pvwHplc to hear testimonies from former counselors about their summer experiences at the Farm!
Educator I (part time)
Aquarium of Niagara Educator I will participate in programming, including teaching and updating content based on participant feedback. The
Educator I will assist the Education department in the design and development of education programs for members,
students, and other special-interest groups at the Aquarium of Niagara and in the community.
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
The Dawes Arboretum Do you have impeccable organizational skills? Are you a creative problem solver? Do you want to work towards a mission rather than just work a job? Then join our dynamic Advancement team at The Dawes Arboretum! We are actively recruiting for a full-time (40 hours) Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.
Your purpose is to engage volunteers in meaningful projects and experiences while ensuring volunteers feel welcomed, appreciated and valued. You will champion our mission by building collaborative partnerships and connecting the public to The Arboretum through community outreach. Acute orientation toward quality customer service, resourcefulness, and excellent communication abilities are just a few of the key skills essential for success in this role.
Red Oak Nature Center The part-time Naturalist is responsible for leading instruction and creating programs on environmental education and interpretative programs for schools, families, scout groups and the general public as well as guest services duties within the nature center.
Land and Water Intern
ODC Network The ODC Network is looking for two qualified interns to assist with the work of the ODC Network’s Land and Water Division. The Land and Water Division includes several business lines that focus on land and water conservation in West Michigan including Project Clarity, the Macatawa River Greenway and Conservation Services. Interns should be prepared to work in an office (DeGraaf Nature Center), conduct field work, assist with community events, and work with volunteers.
TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION
May-August, up to 30 hours/week (hours and start date are flexible), $13/hr. The selected interns may also need to be available for some evening and weekend activities for community events. For the most part, the two interns will be working together, especially when conducting field work.
The ODC Network is looking for recent high school or college graduates or current college students in the West Michigan area that have an interest in natural resources management, environmental science and conservation, environmental sustainability, biology, or related fields. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate for out-of-office duties that have been assigned by ODC Network staff. The watershed interns will work out of the DeGraaf Nature Center.
Animal Care Intern
ODC Network Overview: The Animal Care Intern is an unpaid, seasonal position. This position assists at the Outdoor Discovery Center, DeGraaf Nature Center, and other various off-site locations. The animal care intern’s primary job responsibilities include providing animal care and husbandry, assisting with cleaning and upkeep of enclosures, helping with animal training and assisting other staff in meeting the overall goals of the organization. An animal husbandry project may be developed as part of the experience with approval by the wildlife manager and the sponsoring college or university which supports the mission and goals of the organization.
Hours: Varying, average between 4-12 hours per week
Compensation: Unpaid, if applying for college credit the intern must coordinate with ODC Network staff and the sponsoring college or university
Desired Skills: ● Ability to pay close attention to detail, instructions, and protocols ● Ability to present ideas effectively (general comfort with public speaking) ● Strong ability to work both collaboratively and independently ● Computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and some social media applications
Education/Experience/Requirements: ● Working toward or obtained bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, biology, parks and recreation or related field ● Willingness to work with live animals including reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mammals, and birds ● Must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license and be fully insurable by the ODC Network
General Responsibilities: ● Assist with captive animal husbandry and feeding ● Assist with cleaning and general upkeep of enclosures ● Help with training, socialization, and handling of animals ● Support the overall goals of the ODC Network ● All other duties as assigned by VP of Programming, Wildlife Manager, or executive management team
Scheduling and Summer Camp Specialist
Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences The NC Museum of Natural Science is seeking an individual who is passionate about connecting families to nature to join our team! This position is responsible for supporting both the Summer Camp and program scheduling needs of the Education Section. This position reports to Head of Scheduling and Manager of Summer Camp. This is a 40 hours/with benefits position with The Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Pay: $16.00 per hour with approved overtime pay during the summer.
Work Schedule: This position typically works 8am-5pm, with the flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Applicant will be able to telework on occasional Mondays. This is a shared position in which duties may fluctuate between program scheduling for the Education Section and Summer Camp support. This position must be available for all summer camp sessions, which typically occur June through mid-August.
Responsibilities: Interact professionally with Museum guests, teachers, parents, and program participants via phone, email, and in-person. Actively lead and assist camp activities in an indoor or outdoor camp setting and other various programs. Enter and track information into databases, create invoices, and process payments. Maintain webpages and registration systems. Oversee registrations for various programs and respond to program inquiries and general field trip and camp questions. Assist in the preparation and administration of day camps including planning with an universal design focus, scheduling, marketing, staff orientation, purchasing, organizing materials, and providing staff support. Complete other duties as assigned and provide occasional support for other educational programs or events
More information available at the link.
Application Deadline: Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, December 16, 2022.