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Summer Naturalist Intern


Posted 02/27/2019
County Mitchell
Location Osage ,Iowa
Salary $9.00/hr
Deadline 03/29/2019


Description
Summer Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board, Osage, Iowa

Job Description: This 12-week position will run approximately May - August 2019 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management.

Duties:
•Assist the naturalist with development, planning, organization, and presenting environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programs and special events to the general public, schools, and other groups.
•Plan, assist, and lead summer day camps
•Design interpretive and promotional displays and exhibits
•Assist with nature center maintenance and animal care
•Assist with publicity events and public information activities
•Assist with host duties and other related duties as assigned

Hours: Hours will average 40 hours per week and may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Qualifications:
•Must be 18 years or older and a High school graduate or GED equivalent with an interest in pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, teaching, biology, ecology, environmental studies, or other related field.
•Possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in environmental education and working with youth.
•Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record and have the ability to get to and from the work site
•Ability to work independently and in a group and be a self-starter.
•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, keeling, 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

Salary: $9 per hour

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Mitchell County Conservation Board office on or before March 29th, 2019.

To Apply: Applications can be picked up at the Mitchell County Conservation Board office or from the Mitchell County Courthouse. Applications can be found online at https://www.mitchellcoia.us/employment-opportunities-2/ or www.mycountyparks.com

Please send completed application, cover letter, and resume to:
Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, Iowa 50461
For additional information, please call (641) 732-5204 or email chelsea@osage.net

Mitchell County Conservation Board is an equal opportunity employer


Qualifications
•Must be 18 years or older and a High school graduate or GED equivalent pursuing a degree in natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, teaching, biology, ecology, environmental studies, or other related field

To Apply
Applications can be picked up at the Mitchell County Conservation Board office or from the Mitchell County Courthouse. Applications can be found online at https://www.mitchellcoia.us/employment-opportunities-2/ or www.mycountyparks.com

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