Environmental Education Fellowship

Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
Sandstone, MN
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$420/ month + other benefits
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Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit residential learning center near Sandstone, MN that provides outdoor educational opportunities to diverse audiences in an intimate setting. Gain experience in current environmental education methods, as well as knowledge of Minnesota’s unique biomes and natural history through training seminars, direct mentorship, graduate-level coursework, and on-the-job learning. Our organization is committed to making the outdoors accessible to everyone with learner-centered, nature-focused programming that is responsive to all visitors. This commitment has not waivered through the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to our dynamic team’s creativity and the guidance of the Center for Disease Control. We hope you can join us and learn what it takes to be an outstanding environmental educator! Responsibilities: -Teach ecology, wildlife, adventure, and cultural classes to large and small groups of all ages, including evening and weekend programming, both virtually and on-site where appropriate -Plan and lead Summer Camp programming and free-time activities, whether virtual or onsite. -Overnight counseling may be required for overnight camps and college groups. -Serve as the primary representative and host to visiting conference and retreat groups. This includes being on-call for overnight visitors. -Attend weekly staff meetings and regular training throughout the year -Provide basic husbandry for our animal ambassadors, including raptors, corvids, mammals, invertebrates and herps. This includes meal preparation requiring the cutting up of frozen animals and the maintenance of feeder invertebrates and dermestid beetle colony. -Complete other self-directed projects, or projects/tasks as assigned
Osprey Wilds Expects an Environmental Education Fellow to be: -Committed to providing positive experiences in nature with all site visitors in an equitable and just manner -Passionate about growing their skills and knowledge -Tenacious and willing to work and lead outside in all kinds of situations. We think you should apply if: -If you are in the beginning stages of your professional career -You are willing to take initiative to support our programs and staff and consider yourself a self starter -You have a passion for animals and have an willingness for working with and caring for our animal ambassadors -You have an interest or experience in working with learners of all ages; particularly elementary and middle school age -Interest in outdoor activities including, but not limited to: canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, orienteering, cross country skiing, etc. -You are able to be adaptive to meet your groups needs, including being vulnerable and stepping out of your comfort zone Qualified candidates will have the following: -BA or BS in a related field, or equivalent work experience/training -Ability to commit to a full year, from August 2023-August 2024, and live on site in communal housing -Is COVID-19 vaccinated or is willing to become vaccinated -Ability to lift heavy equipment, such as a canoe, hike on uneven trails, and work outside in all weather conditions -Ability to lead and participate in our climbing wall and high ropes course (max height: 40 ft.) Position Dates: This fellowship begins August 21st, 2023 and ends on August 9th, 2024; There are 4 positions available. Applications are currently being accepted To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to: Ashley Bozman, Fellowship Coordinator, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center bozman@ospreywilds.org | (320) 245-2648 ext. 111 | www.ospreywilds.org
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