Assistant Naturalist Guide LTE

Peninsula State Park | Fish Creek, WI

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Posted Date 2/01/2020

This position will conduct interpretive and education programs about property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations. The position will begin approximately mid-May and end Labor Day. This position requires weekend and holiday work. For those interested, housing is available on property.

80% - Prepare and conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for park users, including nature hikes and weekly shoreline kayak tours, utilizing a variety of presentation methods and techniques.

10% - Staffing the nature center, light maintenance and cleaning; provide direction of nature center volunteers, and development of nature center and interpretive displays.

10% - Keep and maintain accurate records and reports relating to interpretive services provided.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of environmental concepts
- Experience in conducting education programs
- Knowledge of interpretive methods and techniques related to program planning and delivery
- Basic knowledge of Wisconsin flora and fauna (specific knowledge of Door County and/or Peninsula State Park)
- Ability to research for accurate information
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to work with diverse populations and all ages
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
- Willing to complete online DNR boater safety course

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in planning education programs
- Experience leading volunteers and/or interns/staff
- Degree, coursework, or education program in natural sciences or related area

Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Jessica A Doell
9462 Shore Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
RE: Job Code 13708

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

In order to be appointed to this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire.

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Salary15.00 Hour
Full-Time | Seasonal | Housing
Employee Housing Offered | Guides (Tour/Outdoor Recreation) | Teaching/Instruction

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