Job Opportunities

Environmental Educator for Land & Natural Resources

Promotes environmental awareness and compassionate stewardship through outreach to youth and the tribal community as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presents interpretive programs and guided hikes, both on- and off-site, to youth and adults
  • Develops, curates, and distributes print and digital content relating to department activities and goals
  • Helps develop and implement new activities and content
  • Aids in program documentation and evaluation
  • Assists and shadows other Natural Resources Department staff with their field work
  • Acts as a positive role model for respect of the natural environments

Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

  • Associate’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, or related field preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience working with youth, preferably in the outdoors or relating to environmental education
  • Possesses valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge and identification of local flora and fauna, using field guides and keys
  • Successfully completed hunter, boater, ATV/ORV, and snowmobile safety courses, or complete within one year of employment
  • Willingness and availability to work days, evenings, and weekends as assigned
  • Ability to adapt complex information to appropriate age group both verbally and in writing

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Cable Natural History Museum – Summer Naturalist Intern

The Cable Natural History Museum is a nationally accredited museum and community hub that connects people to Northwoods nature through educational experiences that inspire wonder,
discovery, and responsibility. Our summer naturalist internship program is a training ground for young leaders, educators, and scientists who want to share their passion for nature. Naturalist Interns gain hands-on experience while working closely with our staff of experienced naturalists and museum professionals. Interns take the lead on planning and presenting Junior
Naturalist programs, a popular outdoor education series for youth. They also contribute to the diverse array of tasks involved with running a small non-profit museum.

Start Date: June 9, 2020
End Date: August 15, 2020 (exact dates are flexible)
Hours: 40 hours/week
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 – 4:30 and occasional evenings
Compensation: $250/week; housing provided
The Jackson Burke Staff House is 10 miles east of Cable on Lake Namakagon. Housing includes private bedroom/bathroom, shared living spaces, laundry, WiFi, and all utilities.
Positions Available: 2

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Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

Summer Environmental Educator


Environmental Educators will work with the Program Director to implement effective and interactive environmental education programs for youth at our facility. Hunt Hill anticipates hiring up to six environmental educators for the summer of 2020. Environmental Educators can expect a fun and diverse work atmosphere that also provides invaluable job experience in the field of environmental education. The term of employment is Sunday, June 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2020.

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  1. Develop and implement fun and hands-on environmental education programs, primarily for youth ages 5-12 years old in Hunt Hill’s Youth Day Camp program.
  2. Supervise youth campers during Hunt Hill activities and ensure their safety.
  3. Assist in logistics for Public Programs.
  4. Serve as a cooperating camp staff team member to help fill in, as needed, with various operations throughout the camp.


* Possess a strong interest in nature, the outdoors, and working with youth.
* Enthusiastic, dependable, and trustworthy.
* Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Ability to work long, flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings.
* Experience teaching or working with youth.
* Possess American Red Cross lifeguard certification, or be willing to become certified (training is provided).

To Apply:

Please send the following to Sage Dunham at
* Cover Letter
* Resume
* Contact information for three professional or academic references

St. Croix River Association Internships

Forest Stewardship Intern 

This position is with SCRA, and is supervised by the SCRA Forestry Program Coordinator. It provides recent graduates or students with practical work experience in the field of forest management and stewardship outreach. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and develop many technical, field and soft skills from a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations, all while being outside working throughout the St. Croix River watershed.  Click here for more information.

Maintenance Intern

This internship position is within the Division of Facilities Management and Park Maintenance and is supervised by the Facility Manager. The internship will provide the student with practical work experience in facilities operations and maintenance in a highly visited national park / riverway. Interns will work with Maintenance Team employees to assist in maintaining park facilities for the benefit enjoyment of park visitors.  Click here for more information.

Land Use Management Intern

These positions are duty stationed within the Riverway’s Superintendent’s Office and are supervised by the Lands Program Manager. They provide students with practical work experience in the field of land management via on-site scenic easement monitoring and using GIS and other computer tools to develop maps and other products. This internship provides exposure to multiple National Park Service career opportunities with a special emphasis on land-use planning.  Click here for more information.

Park Guide Intern

These positions are within the Division of Resource Stewardship and Education and are supervised by the district interpretive rangers. They provide students with practical work experience in visitor services and interpretation in a busy national park. Interns will work with park rangers to create opportunities for park visitors to understand the significance of the Riverway and its resources.

Through this internship, interns will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role interpretive park staff play in connecting visitors to National Parks on a personal and emotional level. They will learn to effectively communicate with the public in a variety of settings and lead educational programs for children of all ages. They will also have opportunities to work with other programs and divisions within the park and with non-profit groups to understand the variety of roles involved in the operation of a National Park.  Click here for more information.

Aquatic Invasive Species Intern

This position is with SCRA, and is supervised by the SCRA Invasive Species Coordinator. The internship provides students with practical work experience in the field of invasive species management and education, as well as volunteer program development and implementation. Interns will have the opportunity to learn many new skills from a variety of agencies and organizations, all while being outside working on the St. Croix River and throughout the watershed. Click here for more information.

ACE Alliance for Climate Change – Wisconsin Youth Organizer

Remote position with preference to La Crosse, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the health of communities and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Since our founding in 2008, ACE has educated over 3 million youth, grown our action network to 300,000 members, tracked over 1 million climate actions, and registered and turned out tens of thousands of first-time climate voters.

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Upham Woods Teaching Naturalist

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential learning center operated by the University of Wisconsin and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The center rests on 318 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. The Upham Woods School Year Teaching Counselors are the primary programmatic personnel for Upham Woods. In that regard this position is responsible for teaching the classes, leading the programmatic activities, interacting with center clientele, corresponding with schools before and after a group visit, assisting with program development, and care for programmatic equipment which includes the science center animals. Additionally the teaching naturalists may sometimes be called upon to lead offsite educational school outreach presentations.
• Ability to work in a team setting with enthusiasm and creativity
• Ability to be a positive member of our team environment
• The desire to teach environmental education to Upham user groups
• Ability to hike at least three miles on uneven terrain in a wide variety of temperatures and environmental conditions
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds • Ability to carry out duties of the position while abiding by the naturalist position expectations
• Ability to effectively communicate environmental concepts to youth and youth leaders
• Familiarity with outdoor adventure pursuits and their associated equipment, such as hiking, camping, canoeing, etc.
• CPR and First Aid certification
• Lifeguard certification or ability to acquire certification before contract start date
• Ability to work independently
• A general understanding of the field of environmental education, natural resources, education and youth development
• Experience working with youth in an educational setting
• Ability to work flexible hours any day of the week including some evening hours
• Applicant must be able to pass a standard criminal background check
• Understanding of computers and commonly used programs such as Word and internet searching
This position runs from March 16th, 2020- August 20th, 2020. Salary:$350/week, room and partial board provided.  Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to Isabelle Herde at

Monk Botanical Gardens’ Summer EE Internship

Monk Gardens’ education intern will be responsible for running or assisting with all education programs throughout the summer including tours, workshops, special events, and leading 8 weeks of summer camp for elementary ages.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONPosition: AmeriCorps Member/ Environmental Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Status: May-Aug quarter time 450-hour AmeriCorps position
Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour quarter time position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing for and leading 8 weeks of summer camp for elementary ages
  • Responsible for development, implementation and execution of education priority project
  • Provide educational tours and programs to the public
  • Assist with educational events and workshops
  • Develop and execute environmental education programs to all ages
  • Teach environmental education programs to summer student program
  • Assist with coordination of volunteers
  • Aid in marketing of educational programs for the public
  • Maintain inventory of educational supplies
  • Provide visitors to the Gardens with information and support
  • Attend and participate in required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
  • Complete and submit all AmeriCorps timesheets and reports in a professional and timely manner

Work Hours: Daytime, some weekends and evening hours.
Education and/or Work Experience: Experience working on teams and with children is desirable. Candidate
must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Other Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and within small work teams
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Passion about people, nature and education

Physical Requirements: Able to stand, bend, kneel, climb, reach, pull, push, sit, grab, and lift and carry (up to
50 lbs.) daily in all weather conditions.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to For questions call 715-261-6309.

KEEP School-to-Home Energy Education Specialist

KEEP’s School-to-Home Energy Education Specialist is charged with empowering students statewide to be ambassadors for responsible energy use, applying what they learn at school with their families at home and in their communities, thus contributing to increased energy literacy and energy management goals. This position utilizes research-based best practices to build a culture of sustainability in K-12 schools and residential households delivered through school programming and community outreach events. Essential responsibilities include development and facilitation of developmentally appropriate, student-centered programming focused on cultivating energy efficiency and conservation awareness, practices and behaviors. This position requires frequent travel to schools and communities across Wisconsin.

To apply visit:

Application review begins after November 8, 2019

Director of Environmental Education Position – The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (East Alton, IL) is looking for a Director of Environmental Education.

Organization: The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center at Lewis and Clark Community College

Where: East Alton, IL

Compensation and Job Details: Full-time, salaried, exempt management staff

Full job requirements and details:

Program Manager – Central Wisconsin Environmental Center (CWES)

The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a 200-acre accessible year-round residential environmental education facility. Located on glacial Sunset Lake 17 miles east of Stevens Point in
Amherst Junction, the station includes eight cabins, two lodges, one dining facility, one maintenance building, and two bathhouses. Its professional and university staff has been providing youth and adult programming to over 8,000 annual visitors since 1975. In addition, weekend workshops, conferences, and retreats are hosted year-round. CWES is a field station of the College of Natural Resources (CNR), UW-Stevens Point, one of the largest comprehensive natural resources undergraduate programs in North America.

The successful candidate for this position will work with the CWES Director to oversee the day to day coordination and delivery of CWES programs, including the environmental education practicum(s), school day and residential programs, the CWES summer camp, and other group programs.

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River Connections Guide

The St. Croix River Association is the voice of the river and the only conservation organization with a watershed-wide scope in the St. Croix River basin. As the friends group for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, we support and complement the National Park Service’s work within the Riverway. With a staff of ten and a committed Board of Directors, the St. Croix River

We want to see a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse outdoors. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches our work and this place, and makes the environmental movement more relevant than ever. The River Connections Guide will lead exploration and discovery activities to connect new and diverse, urban audiences to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, America’s first wild and scenic river National Park. The goal of this program will offer opportunities for all people to enjoy and feel comfortable recreating in the Riverway, and to integrate inclusion into all aspects of programming. The success candidate will identify audiences and communities we are not reaching, and then develop a strategy to build relationships and partnerships to provide outdoor recreation programs that inspire connections to the Riverway.

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The Prairie Ecology Bus Center

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and
responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program
with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards .
Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to
children and adults of all ages.

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Seasonal Field Instructor (temporary) – Treehaven

The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by teaching environmental education programming and outdoor skills to visiting school groups and adult workshops and trainings. Lessons taught include, but are not limited to cross- country skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, tracking, wolf ecology, Northwood’s ecology, interpretive hikes, stream study and other programming. The position will utilize social media to market Treehaven programs and update program information. The position
will also assist with Treehaven operations including meeting, greeting and occasionally checking in/out groups in rotation with other Treehaven team members to provide exceptional customer
service. Assist in planning or participate in public programs such as Dinner and a Speaker series, Timber Wolf Winter Ecology workshop, WAEE winter workshop and other events. In spring, help
with planning and implementing the planting plan for Treehavens’s 9,500 square foot organic garden.

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Outdoor Programs Coordinator

Rutabaga Outdoor Programs (ROP) creates opportunities for all people to connect with nature, others and
themselves through time on the water. The Outdoor Programs Coordinator implements all aspects of the ROP
Youth Program under supervision of the Director of Outdoor Programs. This position shares responsibility for
achieving business and program goals for Rutabaga Outdoor Programs and Rutabaga Paddlesports with the
entire Rutabaga team.

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University of Wisconsin Open Positions

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