Job Opportunities

Aldo Leopold Nature Center 

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) in Monona seeks qualified, energetic individuals to join its team in a dynamic indoor/outdoor position educating the public on a variety of environmental and natural history topics.

Staff are now being hired to deliver ALNC weekend educational programming, guided tours, events and public hours. Activities focus on topics related to local flora and fauna, seasonal phenology, climate change, renewable energy, and the history and teachings of Aldo Leopold and his family. Staff lead group tours, and interpretive programs, teach birthday parties, lead scout or other organized youth group programs and welcome and assist visitors of all ages during public hours as they explore and engage with hands-on activities and varied programming.

Full job description and application information here: ALNC Naturalist & Visitor Services Assistant Job Description 


Outreach and Event Coordinator

This position will be part of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), although a large percentage of effort will be devoted to supporting events for and outreach efforts of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Descriptions of WEI and GLBRC are as follows:

The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) is helping to solve one of the most critical challenges of our time: the transition toward new, cleaner energy systems and solutions. WEI is led by scientists and engineers committed to making major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy. Specifically, WEI seeks to: 1) foster collaborative energy projects across sectors and disciplines, 2) prepare energy leaders of today and tomorrow, and 3) enhance public understanding of energy issues.

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is one of four Department of Energy centers established to conduct fundamental, genomics-based research on microbial and plant systems required to realize the national need for low-cost biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin with collaborators at Michigan State University and other universities and national labs.

The Outreach and Event Coordinator will work both independently and collaboratively to create and implement outreach programs and events for a variety of audiences. This position will require a limited amount of state and possibly regional travel, and occasional evening and weekend work.

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Environmental Education Manager

Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center has captured the attention of leaders in cities across the country. The Center’s model of environmental education centered on activating urban public natural areas has led to reduced crime, protected and improved urban natural areas, higher property values and academic achievement for students.

Located in vibrant public green spaces, our fast-growing organization serves over 125,000 people of
all ages annually. Our innovative team of cutting-edge non-profit professionals works in creative, high-energy
open offices in state-of-the-art green facilities. The Urban Ecology Center is a leader in workplace flexibility
and one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Top Workplaces”. The Urban Ecology Center’s facilities and
programs have been recognized nationally and internationally for their innovative approach to sustainability,
neighborhood-based urban environmental education and citizen science.

The primary responsibilities of this full time position are to manage two of the Center’s core education
programs: the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project for schools (NEEP) and summer environmental
education programs (summer camps).

This full time position has a start date of Mid-August 2018

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House in the Wood – Full Time Outdoor Ed Director

We are seeking an experienced educator to take our residential Outdoor Education program for third through twelfth grade students to the next level. This challenging position includes the management of our state-of-the art Outdoor Education Center. The director lives offsite but maintains regular onsite office hours. There will be times when this position requires more than 40 hours a week. Travel is required.

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Visitor Services & Rentals Assistant

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) seeks an outgoing, energetic individual to join its team in a dynamic position engaging the public at their indoor/outdoor Monona campus. A staff member is now being hired to interact with visitors at the front desk, assist with weekly rentals, and process program registrations and payments. Activities focus on assisting visitors of all ages during public hours as they explore and engage with hands-on activities and varied programming, interacting with couples and their guests on their wedding day, arranging rooms for private events and public programming, registering children for summer camps and other public programs, and assisting various ALNC departments in weekly tasks. Current need is for summer and fall rental season, with possible opportunities to extend. Full job description attached and posted here.


Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc.

Environmental Educator Position Announcement

General Description:

The Environmental Educator will lead half-day and full-day field trips for elementary-age youth, 1-3 days per week. The educator will lead activities sharing their enthusiasm and love for nature; ensure the safety of trip participants; and create a positive outdoor experience for all participants and co-leaders in SOAC programs. This is a part-time, paid position with Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc. SOAC is a nonprofit group that provides outdoor adventures and learning in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Time commitment:  Varies throughout the year. Half-day field trips begin at 8 am and end ~noon; full-day field trips begin at 8 am and end ~3 pm. Fall field trips run Sept-Nov; winter field trips run Jan & Feb (snow dependent); Spring field trips run April-May. In addition to the school-year position, SOAC also makes 4-5 summer adventure trips involving biking, canoeing, and camping for 3-5 days duration. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about opportunities in the summer program.

Routine activities:  Hiking; facilitating the team building low-element challenge course; snowshoeing; canoeing/kayaking; occasionally biking. Trip locations include: Hartje Nature Center and Romoren School forests (owned by the Reedsburg School District); Mirror Lake, Wildcat Mountain & Rocky Arbor State Parks; City of Reedsburg and Sauk County parks and wildlife areas; Sauk Prairie Recreation Area; Ableman Gorge (Rock Springs) and Pewits Nest (Baraboo) State Natural Areas; and other locations as assigned.

Qualifications:  Current CDL license REQUIRED to transport trip participants on school buses
Lifeguard certification preferred
Reliability, flexibility and positive attitude
Experience working with children
Knowledge of Wisconsin’s natural history

Compensation: School year trips will range from $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr depending on education and experience, history in the field, and other qualifications

Application Process: Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Gary Williams, CEO Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc,
Position is open until filled.

Northern Waters Environmental School is in Hayward, WI. We are a part of the Hayward Community School District. We have 40 students in grades 6-12 and teach through environmental, hands-on projects. Our students come to NWES for a unique learning opportunity that takes them beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Here is the link to our school’s website:
We are currently hiring for three positions at our school.  We are looking for teaching candidates who want to teach in an environmental, project based setting.
Links to the available positions:
Call  Brittany Hager, lead teacher, for more information: 715-638-9428


Program Generalist position at Camp Whitcomb/Mason

Camp Whitcomb/Mason is looking for a energetic, dedicated individual to fill a 6 month Program Generalist position here at Camp.

With housing available this person will be responsible for implementing outdoor education programming, providing excellent customer service, and maintenance of equipment.

Over the summer months this staff will work with us to deliver our summer camp programming to our inner city youth from Milwaukee.

Click here to apply  and search “Program Generalist” – it is the position in Hartland Wisconsin.

Please contact Jackie Folak at 262-538-1190 or for more information.






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