Naturalist Position – Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation
Kirkwood, MO
Job Category
Full time Positions
$35,700.00 - $44,616.00 Grade: S7
Last Date to Apply
• Creates and conducts interpretive programs, guided hikes, and outdoor skills programs, both on- and off-site, and virtually, on a wide range of natural history and conservation topics for a diverse audience of MDC stakeholders. Audiences include school groups and public groups of all ages, Scouts, civic groups, and senior citizens. • Assists in the planning, organization, and implementation of programs and special events with other interpretive staff. • Develops programs for school-aged groups in accordance with the standards outlined by the Missouri Department of Education. • Answers public inquiries • Assists with planning, writing, and editing various newsletters for the public. • Coordinates with and trains volunteers • Assists with program prop maintenance, interpretive displays, and live animal care • Performs other duties as required To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor - Robyn Parker at or at (314) 301-1506 x 4224. If selected for an interview, you will be notified as to whether your interview will be held in person or by phone. If it is in person, we ask that you follow CDC and DHSS guidelines. A mask and hand sanitizer will be available upon your arrival to our facility. Disclaimer This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements. MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment. The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment. Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment. All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.
• Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation, Biological Sciences, Education, or related subjects • One year of interpretation and/or teaching experience • National Association for Interpretation certification is desired • The selected individual must have good communication skills, a flexible schedule (be able to present weekdays, evenings, and for weekend programs), as well as be able to work in a variety of weather conditions, year-round. • Must maintain a valid, current driver’s license • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Contact Person
Robyn Parker
Contact Phone
(314) 301-1506 x 4224
Contact eMail
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