Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and have good customer service skills.

Job Description

The Seasonal Naturalist Internship is sponsored by the Butler County Conservation Board and is based at Allan and Fayette Meyer Nature Center. The naturalist intern is under the supervision of the Butler County Conservation Board Naturalist. This program seeks to develop the intern's practical skills in environmental education and interpretation, to stimulate personal growth and development, and to increase the intern’s background and interest in environmental education, natural history, ecology and conservation of natural resources. The seasonal naturalist intern will receive valuable, practical experience and continuing education during employment.  

The naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with developing, planning, organizing and presenting environmental education and outdoor recreation programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, schools and other community groups. The seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.  

Other major duties include:

- Planning, assisting and leading summer day camps

- Designing interpretive and promotional materials

– Digital media skills (social media, website development, video editing, etc)

- Create and improve displays at Allan and Fayette Meyer Nature Center

- Writing newsletter articles and press releases

- Nature Center maintenance and animal care

- Develop at least one new educational activity and one interpretive exhibit or other teaching aid for permanent use in the Butler County Conservation Board environmental education program

- Other projects and duties may include nature center host, resource management activities, professional development opportunities, radio interviews, etc.

Salary

  • $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

How to Apply

  • Send Resume, Cover Letter and 3 references to Matt Morris; Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Butler County Conservation Board, 27887 195th Street, Clarksville, IA 50619.
  • For more information call 319-278-4237.

Deadline

  • March 10, 2023