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Director of Professional Development and Education

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We’re excited to announce that NAI is seeking a full-time Director of Professional Development and Education. The person in this position will curate a cohesive strategy of professional development across the association’s varied platforms. This individual will be responsible for strategic thinking, development, evaluation, and application of NAI’s Certification and Training program and other professional development opportunities, including online training, webinars, and National Conference keynotes and concurrent sessions. 

Managing Editor, Legacy Magazine

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Legacy magazine is NAI's premier periodical, published six times annually. Responsibilities of this contract position include curating content, reviewing and providing feedback on queries from prospective authors and soliciting articles from potential authors, reviewing drafts of articles to make sure they are consistent with Legacy’s editorial standards and goals, working with NAI’s in-house graphic designer to oversee a timely production schedule, writing a “From the Editor” column for each issue, and working with associate editors to establish themes for upcoming issues.
 

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Interpretive Career Fair

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Job Postings

The featured positions below are from our current Commercial and Institutional members.
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Featured Jobs

Director of Visitor Services Department

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Sugar Creek Administration Center, Jolie, Illinois
Salary Range: $84,927 - $127,444
Deadline to Apply: 02/13/2023

The Director of Visitor Services is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, oversight, and operation of the Visitor Services Department, its personnel, visitor facilities, programming

Preferred2/13/2023 12:00:00 AM

Environmental Planner

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department

Nix Site Office Building, Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary Range: $56,170.00 - $93,616.33
Deadline to Apply: 02/13/2023

This position will manage, collect, track and report visitor use data to address recreation conflicts, visitor capacity issues, or impacts to natural and cultural resources. Strong project management.

Preferred2/13/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary Range: $17.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply: 02/16/2023

SCOI are the primary teachers at the zoo, for both onsite and off-site programs. During the school year, we do 2nd grade presentations throughout Utah, and in the summer we do onsite interp and camps.

Preferred2/16/2023 12:00:00 AM

Program Registration Associate

Chippewa Nature Center

Midland, Michigan
Salary Range: Starting at $14/hr, CNC membership, 20% Store disc
Deadline to Apply: 02/17/2023

Support CNC’s programs through scheduling, material procurement and administrative duties in an efficient and effective way while providing outstanding service to both internal and external customers.

Preferred2/17/2023 12:00:00 AM

Germantown MetroPark, Ohio
Salary Range: $15.80 - $19.75
Deadline to Apply: 02/19/2023

Person leads and supports educational programming developing community relationships specifically on school/teacher/student engagements (especially preschools) and wildlife volunteers ensuring care.

Preferred2/19/2023 12:00:00 AM

Mackinaw City, Michigan
Salary Range: $14/hr starting (see link for benefits)
Deadline to Apply: 02/24/2023

Inventorying the MSHP archaeology collection, creating artifact tags, recording location and box information and entering data into ARGUS database. (Full job description & application at link).

Preferred2/24/2023 12:00:00 AM

School Program Educator

Chippewa Nature Center

Midland, Michigan
Salary Range: Starting at $14/hr; CNC membership, 20% Store disc
Deadline to Apply: 02/26/2023

Share the natural world with PreK-HS students in a relevant, engaging way. Work as part of a program staff team to deliver high quality, curriculum-aligned natural and cultural history programs.

Preferred2/26/2023 12:00:00 AM

Historic Farm Lead Interpreter/Supervisor

Land Between The Lakes Association dba Friends of Land Between the Lakes

Golden Pond, Kentucky/Dover, Tennessee
Salary Range: $33,700 annually plus PTO, Holidays, Health Reimb
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

This FT position oversees the daily operations of an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. Responsible for leading 8-10 positions. Strong interpersonal skills necessary.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Salary Range: $16.60 - $19.55 based on experience
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

Implements interpretive programs for Zoo guests, including but not limited to Daily Animal Programs, interactive habitats, behind the scenes experiences, and conservation event day activities.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Salary Range: $16.60 - $19.55/ hour - based on experience
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

Works with teachers and community partners to implement programs for a diversity of school groups from grades pre-K – university level that align with state curriculum standards and JBZ Mission.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Various locations within Cleveland, Ohio
Salary Range: $15.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

Cleveland Metroparks is hiring for multiple seasonal Naturalist positions/locations, please visit our career site at www.clevelandmetroparks.com to apply to these positions.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Guest Engagement Specialist

Audubon Nature Institute

New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary Range: Hourly positions, starting at $15/hour
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

Hiring both full time and part time positions for both Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium/Insectarium.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Public Engagement Assistant

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department

Nix Site Office Building, Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary Range: $19.00 - $23.00/hour, seasonal hourly.
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2023

This hourly, temporary (mid-May - mid-August) position will support both office and field duties for the Public Engagement team during the busy summer season. Position is 50% office, 50% in the field.

Preferred2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM

Invasive Exotic Plant Control Crew

Chippewa Nature Center

Midland, Michigan
Salary Range: $12-14/hr, uniform, boots, membership, discounts
Deadline to Apply: 03/10/2023

Help with ecosystem restoration by removing invasive exotic plants at Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, MI so that diverse native species can thrive.

Preferred3/10/2023 12:00:00 AM

Naturalist Intern

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Salary Range: $17.46/hr
Deadline to Apply: 03/24/2023

Assist with the development and presentation of scheduled programs, outdoor skills clinics, and special events on, and off, site.

Preferred3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM

Community Conservation Intern

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Salary Range: $17.46/hr
Deadline to Apply: 03/24/2023

Work closely with Community Conservation Team and partners to help citizens identify valuable ways they can connect with fish, forest, and wildlife in their communities.

Preferred3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM

Environmental Graphics Manager

Audubon Nature Institute

New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary Range: Based on experience
Deadline to Apply: 03/31/2023

To employ architectural elements such as colors, typography (fonts), patterns, materials, images, themes, and messaging to tell a story within a physical space and connect users to that message.

Preferred3/31/2023 12:00:00 AM

Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island, Michgian
Salary Range: Most positions start at $13/hr.
Deadline to Apply: 05/01/2023

Have a love of the outdoors? Enthusiasm for history? Interpretation positions are available at our 18th & 19th century sites. Share cultural & natural history at this premiere Midwest destination.

Preferred5/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Historical Interpreter Intern

Chippewa Nature Center

Midland, Michigan
Salary Range: $14/hr, uniform, membership, discounts
Deadline to Apply: 05/13/2023

CNC is in search of a Historical Interpreter Intern with a passion for sharing the past in a relevant, engaging way with children and adults at the 1870s Homestead Farm and Log Schoolhouse.

Preferred5/13/2023 12:00:00 AM