The City of Austin is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual for a full year intern/teacher/naturalist position at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, a division of our park and recreation department. The ideal candidate would be able to start as soon as January 2, 2021, although we are willing to consider other timelines as well.
The successful candidate will teach environmental, conservation and outdoor education to all ages with a primary emphasis on children preschool through 7th grade; welcome visitors; feed and handle critters; present radio programs; write press releases; participate in major events such as eco-blitz week, summer adventure programs, Halloween warm-up and the Thanksgiving feast.
Workweek is typically 40 hours per week and will include Saturdays or Sundays. Intern will earn public employment retirement contribution (PERA) and is eligible for health insurance benefits. Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background investigation.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and three references to Luke Reese, Director, at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center by email at email@example.com. For more information about the nature center access the Hormel Nature Center website through the City of Austin website at www.ci.austin.mn.us or directly at www.hormelnaturecenter.org.
Minimum two years, preferred four years, college study in natural resources, biology or environmental education. Must have good written and oral communication skills, a willingness to work flexible hours and valid driver’s license.
Application deadline Friday, November 13, 2020.
Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 21st Street Northeast, Austin, MN, USA