Overview

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and experiences of natural science with individuals of all ages?

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society is looking for an energetic individual to join the staff at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center to serve as the Nature Center Program Director.

The Nature Center Program Director is an hourly paid position. Wage is based on a 40-hour work week during the season (Memorial weekend through Labor Day including weekends).

Pay range is $15.00-$18.00 per hour depending on education and experience.

Responsibilities
• Utilizing existing Nature Center activities, analyzing the success of each activity
• Developing and implementing new naturalist programs and educational activities for all ages
• Directly interacting with Nature Center visitors, setting up and explaining activities both outdoors and indoors
• Training and oversight of Nature Center volunteers
• Collecting admission fees and providing information to visitors
• Daily cleaning of the Nature Center interior, including floors and surfaces
• Answering general questions about the Gunflint Trail region
• Assisting with special events
• Planning and scheduling public programming
• Working with the campus director to promote and market naturalist activities
• Experienced with a variety of social media
• Performing other duties as assigned

This position requires flexibility, self-direction, creative thinking, and an enjoyment of working with the general public.

A successful candidate
• Is an independent and organized worker
• Possesses knowledge and experience in natural sciences and environmental education
• Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Is experienced in cashiering, and training and managing volunteers and staff

Candidates with historical familiarity of the Gunflint Trail and an appreciation and knowledge of Northwoods biology and ecology will be given priority in selection process.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

NO ON SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE.

Deadline for applications January 15, 2021.

Application and full job description: www.gunflinttrailhistoricalsociety.org.

For more information: Contact the Gunflint Trail Historical Society at [email protected]
OR
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN 55604
[email protected]

Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center is located 54 miles from the nearest town of Grand Marais, MN on the Gunflint Trail

Tagged as: Conservation, Fundraising, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

• Is an independent and organized worker
• Possesses knowledge and experience in natural sciences and environmental education
• Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Is experienced in cashiering, and training and managing volunteers and staff

Required Skills:

Good communication skills
Work with children of all ages
Leadership skills

Preferred Skills:

Comfortable with children of all ages
Leadership

About Gunflint Trail Historical Society

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society is the primary resource for history of the Gunflint Trail region. The role of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society is threefold - preservation, presentation, and participation. Preservation of the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail through - Collecting and storing historical artifacts, photographs, audio and visual stories and documents (including electronic storage) - Cataloging, describing, interpreting, and mapping historic sites of the Gunflint Trail - Observing and documenting the natural history of the Gunflint Trail through recordings and citizen-science-based activities Presentation of the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail through - Exhibits and the library collection at Chik-Wauk Museum, - Science based displays and the extensive field guide and reference library at Chik-Wauk Nature Center - Beautiful, well-maintained grounds and gathering places in a backdrop of native forest

Application Instructions

You can find the application at the website listed below. Please send applications to [email protected]