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Nature Center Technician- Part-time/Seasonal

A Nature Center Technician position will be filled from May through August 2020. 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. 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 32 hours/week.

How to Apply:
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For more information on the Nature Center Technician position, go to the Job Opportunities page on the Outagamie County website. Applications must be received no later than April 10, 2020. Please do not contact the nature center to apply for this position. All applications must be submitted through the Human Resources Department at the Outagamie County Administration Building.

Naturalist Intern Position - Part-time/Seasonal 

The Naturalist Intern program provides interested high school seniors and 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 or mileage reimbursement for $1500 to one intern per calendar year. Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Tuesday-Friday (hours and days are flexible). The position is part-time with a few weekend hours required. 

Under the direction of a staff naturalist, the intern will do 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
*Assist with monarch butterfly research
*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 10, 2020 to Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Road, New London, WI, 54961. Questions can be directed to Jessica Miller at (920) 779-6433 or e-mail.