Nature Center Technician-Seasonal
A Nature Center Technician position will be filled from late May through August 2016 (work schedule and duration is flexible). Duties include performing land management techniques, assisting with ongoing projects including development of displays, gardening, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment around the interpretive building, grounds and trail system, assisting staff with daily duties including staffing the office and with major public events and teaching some ecology and outdoor programs for children, particularly K-6 grades and/or the general public.
Successful applicants should possess self-motivation and a commitment to quality work. Good communications skills desired. A background in natural resources is helpful but not required. All training will be on the job. Most work will be performed outdoors and will require medium to heavy lifting at times. The position is approximately 20-30 hours/week with flexible scheduling Tuesdays through Sundays.
How to Apply
Applications are available from and must be submitted to:
Human Resources Dept.
Outagamie County Administration Building
410 S Walnut St
Appleton WI 54911
For more information on the position or a link to the application, click here. Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2017. Please do not contact the nature center to apply for this position. All applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department at the Outagamie County Administration Building.
Naturalist Intern Position
The Naturalist Intern program provides interested college students opportunities to assist staff naturalists in all facets of the educational and recreational programs at the nature center, as well as upkeep of trails and property. The Friends of Mosquito Hill organization provides an educational scholarship for $1000 to one intern per calendar year.
Under the direction of a staff naturalist, the intern will do one of more of the following:
*Assist or lead age appropriate ecology and outdoor programs for children and/or the general public
*Research program topics/activities and develop new educational/recreational programs
*Develop and maintain educational displays
*Assist with daily operations of nature center grounds and interpretive building
A firm personal commitment is required. Interns must be:
*Self motivated, reliable, work independently, committed to quality
*Prompt on scheduled work days
*Wear appropriate work place attire for safety reasons
*Able to hike on uneven terrain, work outdoors in various weather conditions and lift 50 pounds
*Demonstrate patience, willingness and interest to work with children and diverse personalities
*Provide own transportation
*Supply at least one reference from a professor or valid mentor
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter of interest and resume' with references by April 13, 2017 to Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Road, New London, WI, 54961. Questions can be directed to Jessica Miller via phone at (920) 779-6433 or e-mail.