● Prepare for and lead educational/interpretive programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-basedscience, and resource stewardship for a diverse community of students; ages 6-17.
● Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude and serve as a role model for responsible environmental behaviorand literacy.
● Ensure safety and well-being of program participants using sound judgment and applying appropriatedecisions by following safety protocol and reporting incidents, near misses or possible hazards.
● Attend program staff training workshops and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
● Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
● Actively participate to support fundraising efforts.
● Comply with all Dunes Learning Center policies and represent DLC in a professional manner at alltimes.
● Perform all assigned duties critical to the operation of the Dunes Learning Center.
● Assist with other duties as assigned.
To qualify for the Interpretive Naturalist Internship program, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty. Dunes Learning Center aims to make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions. All Dunes Learning Center employees must submit to a backgroundcheck and possible drug screening.
● Bachelor’s degree preferred or some formal education with equivalent experience
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Commitment to equity and inclusion
● Physically able to perform duties outdoors, in all weather conditions, and hike several miles over dunesterrain while carrying a 25-lb backpack
● Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation
● A willingness to be coached and to receive feedback
● Ability to work independently as well as on a team
● Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends
● Official government identification
● Experience with environmental education and/or interpretation
● Knowledge of the natural history of the Calumet Region
● Ability to speak Spanish
● Possess valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation for local travel
Interpretive Naturalists are required to regularly stand for long periods of time and walk up to 5 miles per dayon sandy dune terrain while carrying a 25-lb backpack in all weather conditions. Naturalists must be able toverbally communicate and have visual abilities that allow them to deliver programs safely.