Interpretive Naturalist

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 3, 2017, 12:00am



Holland, MI
United States

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Job Description:

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Great Lakes region
  • Must pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent presentation skills leading to effective communication
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to change, develop plans and timelines and complete goals
  • Strong ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work outside in various conditions and sit/stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift between 30 and 50 pounds (examples include: bag of bird seed, bird of prey travel box, canoe or kayak)
  • Computer skills should include working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate natural and cultural history programs
  • Contribute to planning and/or assist with the delivery of activities during events
  • Develop new and improve current ODCMG programs
  • Provide upkeep of ODCMG properties and facilities
  • Plan and/or complete projects related to job responsibilities and individual work agreement
  • Assist in the care of wildlife including animal husbandry, cleaning, and cage upkeep
  • Work with other ODCMG staff, interns and volunteers
  • Typical work days are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with evening, weekend and holiday work likely
  • Support the overall goals of the ODCMG
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chief Naturalist, Program Director or Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in environmental education, natural sciences, biology or a related field
  • Experience working with live animals including reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mammals, and birds
  • Basic understanding of Michigan’s natural and cultural history
  • Basic understanding of wildlife and land management practices
  • Working knowledge of interpretive techniques and interpretive program planning for various audiences especially children
  • Minimum 1 year experience in related position

Call 616.393.9453 for questions about applying

These job responsibilities represent only the essential and most significant duties of the position. This job description does not exclude other work assignments, directives and responsibilities not mentioned above.

How to Apply:

Application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017. Send resume and three references in print or electronic format to:

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

4214 56th Street

Holland, MI  49423