Education Intern-Vermont

Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
Quechee, VT
Job Category
$320 every two weeks plus housing
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
SUMMARY: VINS Education Interns deliver live raptor and Vermont natural history programs at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont and through our Outreach program to other sites around the region. VINS' education programs are designed for all audiences. In addition to our public programs at the Nature Center, we serve communities throughout northern New England. Job location is in Quechee, Vermont at the VINS Nature Center with some travel to other program sites as required. INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES: Present educational programs, many of which involve live animals (mainly raptors), to audiences of all ages (e.g., on-site daily programs, school tours, camps, resort programs, fairs, public relations events) Lead interpretive nature walks for the public Work with education staff to schedule and develop new programs as appropriate Work a varied schedule that often includes evenings, weekends, and long days Help with care, cleaning, and handling of raptors, reptiles, and amphibians used in programs ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Attend VINS staff meetings and participate in organization functions as required Work with other departments at VINS to both bring added content to public programs and facilitate opportunities for cross-promotion of programs
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in public speaking and environmental education preferred Degree in education or environmental sciences, working towards a degree or have equivalent education experience General knowledge of raptors and New England natural history (or willingness and initiative to learn). Comfortable using AV equipment (including PA systems) Strong organizational skills and work ethic Ability to work independently and as part of a team Must possess a valid driver’s license Able to lift up to 50 pounds and lead moderate to strenuous trail hikes Previous animal-handling experience, especially raptors, preferred Current first aid and CPR certification (VINS may be able to assist in scheduling a training)
Contact Person
Chris Collier
Contact Phone
802-359-5000 x214
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