The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Assistant Naturalist Guide at one of Wisconsin's oldest state parks! Wyalusing State Park is located along the Mississippi and Wisconsin River, featuring campgrounds, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.
The DNR offers a fun, casual work environment and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fundraisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
The responsibility of this position is to conduct interpretive and education programs to interpret property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
This is a limited term (LTE) position. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.
Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9form upon hire.
Required Qualifications: - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Understanding of environmental concepts - Basic understanding of interpretive methods and techniques related to program planning and delivery - Basic understanding of Wisconsin flora and fauna (specific knowledge Wyalusing State Park helpful) - Ability to research for accurate information - Must exhibit excellent customer service skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Ability to conduct programs for children and enjoy working with families
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in conducting education programs - Degree, coursework, or education program in natural sciences or related area