Education and Outreach Fellow

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 12:00am



Baraboo, WI
United States

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Position Summary:

This fellowship is designed to help you build the wide array of skills needed to run education programs at a conservation non-profit through firsthand experience in public program planning and delivery and communications. Your primary responsibility will be to assist the Public Program Coordinator with visitor services and all stages of public programming, including, planning, promotion, and execution. You will help put on large annual events, including the Leopold Center Family Day, Leopold Center Art Day, Crane Viewing, and the Brown Bag Lecture Series. You will also develop and lead interpretive tours of the Leopold Shack and Farm and Legacy Center, and recruit and coordinate volunteers to help with various tasks during the June 2017 Building a Land Ethic conference.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff the information desk at the Leopold Center as needed. Tasks include answering phone inquiries about foundation programs and services, orienting visitors to visitation options, selling admission tickets and gift shop merchandise, tracking visitor geography, and promoting annual membership in the organization.
  • Provide support and logistics for on-site meeting rentals.
  • Develop and lead interpretive tours of the Leopold Shack and Leopold Legacy Center.
  • Help plan, organize, and staff large, annual public events, including Leopold Center Family Day, Leopold Center Art Day, Crane Viewing, and the Brown Bag Lecture Series.
  • Develop three or four special interpretive programs for delivery at peak visitation times throughout the season. These programs will be new initiatives designed to respond to visitor interest in interpretive program offerings that go beyond our regular Shack tours. Program content will be developed based on a mix of the mission and focus of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and your interests, skills, and expertise.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to help with various tasks during the Leopold Foundation’s Building a Land Ethic Conference in June 2017.
  • Work with the Communications and Marketing Coordinator to write articles for the foundation website.
  • Assist with social media content creation and curation. Learn the basics of managing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Design and implement a weekly content series.
  • Become familiar with the life and work of Aldo Leopold and his family.
  • Explore your own connection to and understanding of land ethics.


The program seeks a recent graduate or early career professional with an interest in and passion for learning about and executing educational programs for a conservation nonprofit. All applicants should be creative, professional, energetic, and eager to learn. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills, experience working with children or adults in an environmental education setting, the ability to work independently, multitasking skills, and leadership ability.

Applicants should also be willing and able to lead programs while hiking more than a mile outdoors in all weather conditions amidst a thriving mosquito and tick population. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. We also ask all our staff and fellows to play an active role in helping build an inclusive community and culture at the foundation.

Fellowship Term, Hours, and Schedule

Term: The fellowship start date is Mar. 13, 2017, and will run through Dec. 8, 2017 (39 weeks). The selected fellow must commit full-time to the entire nine-month program.

Hours and Schedule: The Education and Outreach Fellow will work a Monday to Friday schedule to start, and then transition to a Tuesday to Saturday schedule. Scheduled hours are 9 am to 5 pm during the normal visitation season from mid-April through the end of the fellowship in December. Candidates should be able to work flexible hours (early morning and/or evening work is sometimes required).


The Education and Outreach Fellow will be paid $580 biweekly. Fellows also receive nine days of paid vacation. Housing is provided at an Aldo Leopold Foundation-owned property (internet and utilities included).

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a one-page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to: Anna Hawley, Public Program Coordinator (

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