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18 Mar 2020

Environment Visitor Center Host/Naturalist

Great Basin Institute – Posted by Recrutiment Reno, Nevada, United States

Job Description

– Assist in providing interpretive services and information to members of the local community and out-of-area visitors;
– Assist with coordination, preparation and presentation of outdoor, discovery- based education for adults and children;
– Schedule, coordinate, and (as needed) lead community, informational hikes;
– Interact positively with the public and provide information about the surrounding area;
– Maintain social medial and website upkeep;
– Maintain visitor center email;
– Maintain and process visitor center gift store sales
– Assist with daily center upkeep including organization and cleaning;
– Assist with registering and disseminating information about the Great Basin Naturalists spring, summer, and fall break camps;
– Lead monthly toddler programs;
– Schedule organizations, businesses, and non-profits for educational, weekly lectures;
– Develop new interpretive exhibits for the center;
– Assist with the planning, coordination, and implementation of day and residential field studies;
– May be opportunities to plan special events for the community including park clean-ups, earth day events, community fundraisers, etc.
– Serve as a liaison between the visitor center and our volunteer base. Assist in leading volunteer meetings;
– Consider opportunities for education and outreach within the community, create and implement said opportunities as approved and directed by supervisor;
– May be required to assist with field study programs lasting anywhere from 3 to 10 hours;
– Keep accurate data on program attendance and donations.


– Experience in environmental education or outreach;
– Coursework or bachelor’s degree in outreach, recreation, education, the natural sciences, or a similar field;
– Knowledge of biology, ecology and/or conservation is highly desirable;
– Motivated, self-starter who is detail-oriented, self-sufficient, and organized;
– Comfortable working a varied schedule, with occasional days exceeding 8-hrs;
– Impressive public speaking/communication skills;
– Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
– Positive, friendly attitude are desired traits;
– Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
– Ability to speak English conversationally; conversational ability in Spanish desirable but not required.

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: #education, Environmentalist, hiking, naturalist, and Visitor Center.

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