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Professional Naturalist Fellowship at Eagle Bluff
Professional Naturalist Fellowship at Eagle Bluff

Address:

Lanesboro, MN
United States

Website:

Fellowship Page

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school that empowers people to care for the earth and each other. As one of 12 participants in the year-long fellowship, naturalists develop teaching, interpretive, and public relations techniques and additional skills related to residential environmental education. Naturalists are exposed to a wide variety of audiences and classes. Learning is accomplished through direct teaching experience guided by supportive staff, professional workshops, and a series of observations and evaluations.

Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at two-week training period
  • Coordinate and lead programs for visiting groups through acting as a liaison for Eagle Bluff
  • Teach environmental and outdoor education classes from Eagle Bluff curriculum
  • Attend staff meetings, ongoing naturalist training seminars, and other professional workshops
  • Assistance with program development, and other areas as needed by a growing, non-profit organization

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree, related field preferred
  • Ability to live on-site in a dormitory-like setting
  • Experience working with children
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn
  • Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification
  • Comfortable in moving water, able to hike long distances, and willing to operate and participate in high ropes courses and rock climbing wall
  • Related experience as a naturalist, interpreter, camp counselor, trip leader, or other leadership roles is a plus, but not required

Visit our Naturalist Fellowship webpage for more detailed information. Click Here

Duration: 12 months, starting mid-August 2017
Hours: Full Time, including rotating evenings and weekends

Position Start Date:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application (link: goo.gl/4p5Uwa ) and submit via email to fellowship@eagle-bluff.org: resumé, three references (name, address, phone number, and email address for each), and most current college transcript.

Interviews begin in January and continue until positions are filled. Applicants will be contacted regarding an interview as soon as the Fellowship Coordinator receives all application materials.

Applications are accepted year-round and kept on an active waiting list for one year.

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit

Other

Stipend

Compensation Information:

  • Room and board for the duration of the fellowship
  • $850 monthly stipend and paid vacation
  • Paid participation in professional development opportunities
  • Option of earning a Certificate in Environmental Education from Hamline University and becoming a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation

Contact Name:

Stephanie Davidson, Fellowship Coordinator

Contact Phone:

507-467-2437 x. 108

Contact Email:

fellowship@eagle-bluff.org