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Naturalist Intern


Posted 10/12/2023
County Cerro Gordo
Location Mason City ,Iowa
Salary $17.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline 11/03/2023


Description

POSITION:  A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.  

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 6 months, flexible starting date in January of 2024 (specific starting and ending dates can vary, depending on schedule of applicant).  40hrs./week (non-routine week, Sun-Sat).

SALARY: $17.00/hour with no benefits.

DESCRIPTION:  Intern will assist Conservation Education Manager in carrying out environmental education/interpretive programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center.  Major duties include learning and facilitating established programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; designing new program opportunities for the community; caring for captive education herptiles; designing signage and other interpretive media; writing articles for print and radio; assist in maintaining Facebook page; and maintaining nature center displays.  Other special projects may include resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience in program design and facilitation along with continuing education in interpretive techniques and natural resource knowledge during employment.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following or similar fields: natural resources, environmental education/interpretation, biology, ecology, or environmental studies.

REQUIREMENTS:  The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 50 lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record.  Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.  

TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County job application, resume and cover letter to:  Heather Hucka, Conservation Education Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa  50401For more information and/or to request an application and job description, call (641) 423-5309 or email mermer@cgcounty.org. An application can be obtained by clicking here.

DEADLINE:  Applications can be mailed, delivered, emailed (mermer@cgcounty.org) or faxed (641-423-1566). Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm.

 



Qualifications
Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, general biology or ecology/ environmental studies.

To Apply
To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Heather Hucka, Conservation Education Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401

More Information
hhucka@cgcounty.org

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