Naturalist and Environmental Educator

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Reno, NV
United States

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  • Assist with the Great Basin Institute at Galena’s Environmental Science Field Studies Program comprising theme-based activities that capitalize on the unique natural setting of Galena Creek Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Themes include natural and cultural history topics that allow children to experience the outdoors through discovery-based, STEM and environmental education.  
  • Assist in implementation of the Great Basin Institute at Galena’s Camps and School Residential Field Studies to ensure the success and safety of these programs. School Break Camps and Residential School Field Studies include hands-on games, hikes, guided activities, field trips, guest presenters, exploration and play. Staff and Students/campers stay in the beautiful WeChMe Lodge from Monday-Friday for five weeks of summer camp and varying length of times for residential school field studies.

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  • Deliver environmental education curriculum to students and youth both in the field and in the classroom.
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of curriculum for day and residential outdoor education school field studies.
  • Assist in assuring the safety of students and campers.
  • Present clear, well-organized educational programs that exemplify professional delivery, thematic development, cohesive structure that are consistently appropriate for the activity and the audience.
  • Communicate effectively and develop relationships with participating teachers, parents and chaperones.
  • Enforce school and camp policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Recognize and respond effectively to emergencies.
  • Summer Camp, June 12- August 5, includes five weeks of 24 hr/day, Monday-Friday residence at WeChMe Lodge. Residential School Field Studies occur as booked.
  • On occasion, assist with staffing GCVC  information desk, providing customer service, and assisting in daily upkeep of GCVC


  • March 13, 2017 through August 11, 2017


  • College level coursework in education or the natural sciences;  Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Background working with K-12 children and/or in natural history;
  • Campfire skills (song leading, guitar, storytelling) desirable;
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to youth outdoor education;
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.
  • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements:

U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
Must be at least 17 years of age.
Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award).
Eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and
Pass state and federal criminal background checks.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

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Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the following link:


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Compensation and Benefits:

This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a stipend of $6,250.   Upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps service term, members shall receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $2,887.50 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
Health and dental insurance provided at no cost to member.
Shared, on-site housing is available at no charge.
Trainings provided include but are not limited to: First aid and CPR course.