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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:

Full-time

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.

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