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Seasonal Naturalist Intern

Posted 01/18/2024
County Buchanan
Location Hazleton ,Iowa
Salary $15.00 to $15.50/hour
Deadline 04/15/2024


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To apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume with references, and the Buchanan County Application Form to: (Word or PDF) or to Buchanan County Conservation Board, Attn: Michael Maas, 1883 125th St, Hazleton, IA 50641;319-636-2617.  The following is a summary of main job duties. The full job description and application form may be downloaded at Equal opportunity employer.  Open until filled.

Description: The intern assists the Conservation Board’s interpretive naturalists, and plans and conducts nature interpretation; outdoor recreation and environmental education programs for a wide range of audiences; summer campground programs; special events; live animal care; and display development and maintenance; The intern also helps staff the nature center; writing articles and press releases, and completes a display project and original activity curriculum write-up.  Interns experience and assume tasks of increasing responsibility.

Requirements: Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, and express enthusiasm for nature and interacting with people.  Experience in outdoor recreation activities and ability to obtain a chauffeur’s license are preferred.  Successful applicant must possess a current valid driver’s license, and will undergo criminal background checks and a pre-employment physical.  Dates:  The position begins in April, 2024 or as soon as possible in May, and will end in August, 2024.  Approximately 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings. Position open until filled, or three months, whichever comes first.

Wage: $15.00 to $15.50/hour

Must have an interest in outdoors and working with people of all ages. Must have a valid drivers license (Class D preferred), and physically capable to engage in outdoor activities. Preference for candidates seeking a degree in natural resources

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume with references, and Buchanan County Application to:
Buchanan CCB
Michael Maas
Buchanan CCB
1883 125th St
Hazleton, IA 50641
Full job description and county application at web site link.

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