Ogden Nature Center Teacher/Naturalist AmeriCorps Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00pm

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Address:

Ogden, UT
United States

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Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The Ogden Nature Center is a nonprofit nature education center and nature preserve.  Our mission is to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.  We are recruiting 1 AmeriCorps members for 11 months of service to begin January 22, 2018. Flexible start date.

This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about and practice a wide range of skills including teaching, curriculum development and environmental education. 

Responsibilities Include:

Onsite School Programs - Schedule and conduct environmental education programs for school children; assist in the development of curriculum, activities and exhibits.

Develop and conduct preschool, home school and after school programs.

Provide programs for groups with special needs, such as underserved populations, elderly and developmentally disabled.

Community Education - assist with community program development, implementation, and strengthen community awareness.

Summer Camps – Assist in camp planning and implementation

Events – Assist with planning and organization of special events

Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications:

College graduate; science or teaching degrees preferred

Interested in environmental education and conservation

Love working and being outdoors

Articulate and an excellent writer

Computer proficient (Word, Excel, email)

Interested in pursuing a career in environmental education, conservation or land management

Excited to be an AmeriCorps National Service Member with the Utah Conservation Corps.

Benefits:

Opportunity to develop job skills in environmental education and nonprofit fields

$Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)

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Requirements:

US citizenship or lawful permanent residency

 A valid driver’s license

 Ability to perform strenuous outdoor work,

 Ability to make 1700 hr (January 23rd – December 15th) commitment. This requires a 37-40 hour a week schedule during our regular business hours and occasional evening and weekend 

3 excellent references.

Position Start Date:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Job Duration:

Temporary

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Stefanie Zwygart, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, UT 84404, or email to education@ogdennaturecenter.org

Application deadline November 16th at 5:00pm.

Job Compensation:

Scholarship

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)