JOB TITLE:                          Summer Naturalist Intern
CLASSIFICATION:               Internship
REPORTS TO:                     Naturalist

Job Description: 

The Naturalist Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience working with professional naturalists at the Museum. Interns are responsible for the Junior Naturalist program for children in grades K-6 and will have the opportunity to assist with care of Museum collections. As part of their training, Naturalist Interns will become certified Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteers. The Naturalist Intern will be expected to:

  • Develop curriculum for and lead Junior Naturalist programs with a second intern.
  • Plan and lead a variety of natural history programs for visitors of all ages.
  • Interact with Museum visitors as an exhibit docent.
  • Assist with special events like fundraisers and the 4th of July parade.
  • Write articles for the Museum’s publications.
  • Monitor Forest Lodge Nature Trail, including light trail maintenance.
  • Assist with care of living and non-living collections, including the outdoor classroom.
  • Contribute to the Museum’s social media outlets, including Facebook.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have at least two years college or an equivalent practical experience in a natural science field or environmental education, and an interest in native pollinator gardening.  Candidates should demonstrate a desire to teach and learn about the natural world, and have experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting. The applicant should be energetic and self-directed, be able to work as part of a team, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Compensation: 

$200/week.  Housing is provided by the Museum at the Jackson Burke House, 10 miles east of Cable. The intern must provide his or her own transportation.

To Apply:

Send a current resume and a cover letter that describes your professional goals, what you would hope to gain from this internship, and what expertise you would bring. Include the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of two references. Return application materials by mail or email by March 8, 2017 to:

Haley Appleman, Naturalist
Cable Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 416
Cable, WI  54821
haley@cablemuseum.org

JOB TITLE:                          Summer Naturalist/Pollinator Intern
CLASSIFICATION:               Internship
REPORTS TO:                     Naturalist

Job Description: 

The Naturalist/Pollinator Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience working with professional naturalists and botanists. Interns are primarily responsible for the Junior Naturalist program for children in grades K-6. This position is also a unique new partnership with the Cable Community Farm and requires the intern to spend 5 hours per week tending and teaching about the native pollinator garden and related natural areas at the Farm. As part of their training, the Naturalist/Pollinator Intern will become a certified Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer. The Naturalist/Pollinator Intern will be expected to:

  • Develop curriculum for and lead Junior Naturalist programs with a second intern.
  • Research and become familiar with the ecology of native pollinator gardens.
  • Plan and lead a variety of pollinator workshops and garden work days at the Cable Community Farm.
  • Interact with Museum visitors as an exhibit docent.
  • Assist with special events like fundraisers and the 4th of July parade.
  • Write articles for the Museum’s publications.
  • Contribute to the Museum’s social media outlets, including Facebook.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have at least two years college or an equivalent practical experience in a natural science field or environmental education, and an interest in native pollinator gardening.  Candidates should demonstrate a desire to teach and learn about the natural world, and have experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting. The applicant should be energetic and self-directed, be able to work as part of a team, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Compensation: 

$200/week.  Housing is provided at the Cable Community Farm, 1 mile from the Museum. The intern must provide his or her own transportation.

To Apply:

Send a current resume and a cover letter that describes your professional goals, what you would hope to gain from this internship, and what expertise you would bring. Include the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of two references. Return application materials by mail or email by March 8, 2017 to:

Haley Appleman, Naturalist
Cable Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 416
Cable, WI  54821
haley@cablemuseum.org