Environment Professional Naturalist Fellowship
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.
Teach large and small groups in environmental, adventure, and cultural programs
Coordinate and lead residential and day–use programs for visiting groups
Learn and present a one-hour naturalist program, typically in the evenings twice a month
Attend weekly training seminars and staff meetings
Plan, lead, and assist with Eagle Bluff’s Summer Camp programming
Able to commit to August 12th, 2018 to August 9th, 2019
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 and able to hike long distances
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.
Extensive trainings and certifications, led by knowledgeable, experienced and friendly staff
500+ hours of teaching experience in adventure, science and cultural classes, as well as summer camps, while working with a wide variety of students of all ages
Over 800 acres of prairies, forests, rivers and ponds, with access to high ropes courses, indoor rock climbing, archery, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, canoeing, and nine miles of hiking trails
Opportunity to earn five graduate level elective credits through Hamline University and a certificate in Firearms Safety from the MN DNR
Living and working in beautiful southeastern Minnesota with 11 other naturalists who love the outdoors!
Participants receive an $850/month stipend for living expenses and to apply toward the cost of graduate credit or certifications. In addition, participants live in a private wing of the dormitory. Bedrooms are private with a bathroom/suite shared with one other person. All 12 participants share a common living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry. As additional compensation, meals are provided when visiting groups are in residence as are food staples for use in the staff kitchen. Along with room and board, Naturalists are offered paid sick time, paid holidays, limited paid vacation time, personal voicemail, internet access, staff gear, and use of Eagle Bluff’s recreational equipment.
How to Applyhttp://www.eagle-bluff.org/top/programs/graduate/fellowship/ Email your resumé and a copy of your most current college transcript to: Becca Jacobson & Jenna Moon, Co-Fellowship Coordinators, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact three professional references and direct them to our online Reference Form (found on our website). It is your responsibility to make sure the references are completed in a timely manner. Answer and submit the online application questions, on our website. When we have received all of the materials above, we will contact you about continuing the hiring process. Interviews begin in January and continue until the position is filled.
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