Fishery Heritage Volunteer Organizer

Huron Pines AmeriCorps
Alpena MI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$8,739 living stipend & $3,247.50 education award
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
HURON PINES AMERICORPS Huron Pines mission is to enhance Michigan's natural resources to ensure healthy water, protected places, and vibrant communities. Huron Pines is looking to place motivated and aspiring natural resource professionals in six-month positions with various conservation entities across the state, including the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Land conservancies, Museums, and nonprofits. Positions include Fishery Heritage Volunteer Organizer, Volunteer and Engagment Specialist, Education Programs Developer, Outreach Coordinator, and Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator. These opportunities offer a multitude of unique experiences to further the development of young professionals or those looking to make a career shift. These opportunities often serve as stepping stones to that coveted career in natural resources. If you are passionate about the woods and waters of Michigan and are looking for that next opportunity to advance you through your professional journey, please see a complete list of detailed position descriptions and steps on how to apply at BESSER MUSEUM FOR NORTHEAST MICHIGAN, FISHERY HERITAGE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZER The mission of Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy. The Museum’s Fisheries Heritage Display is dedicated to sharing the history of Great Lakes fisheries from pre-colonial days to the present. We emphasize the comprehensive, sometimes devastating effects of invasive species on the fisheries of today, the role of citizen-stewards in advocating for the Great Lakes including invasive species prevention, and threats of future invasive arrivals. By hosting guests aboard a mid-20th Century gillnet tug and a fishery research vessel, we can share this history and immerse our guests in the fishery experiences of the past and present. This position will assure a constant presence of an interpretative host to give tours, answer questions, update web resources, supply interpretative materials, assist with video media development, oversee volunteers, and convey our fundamental message of how invasives species have altered the Great Lakes and continue to threaten to their sustainable future. This position will also assist as we design and install our interpretative infrastructure and messaging for the Fishery Heritage Display. TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY VISIT
REQUIRED FOR POSITION Interest in learning about Great Lakes fisheries, invasive species, and fishery resource management. Ability to communicate and work effectively with children of all ages. High level of self-motivation and creative initiative. Excellent verbal and writing skills. Ability to comfortably speak in public. Ability to work cheerfully and respectfully with others in a team approach. Ability to take and implement constructive feedback and direction PREFERRED FOR POSITION Background in resource management, such as course work or internships in fisheries or aquatic sciences. Background in communications and outreach, such as in web-based outreach, video editing and skills in public writing to various school-grade and experience levels. REQUIRED FOR THE PROGRAM Computer efficiency (typing, email, word processing, excel) Ability to pass a background check* U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien Commitment to conserving the forests, lakes and streams of Michigan
Contact Person
Amanda Vanaman
Contact Phone
(231) 340-1146 x30
Contact eMail
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