Nature Center Manager at Conservation Headquarters

  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Mar 31, 2017
Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Natural Resources

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and coordinates interpretive programs and activities for the nature center; provides strategic direction for the nature center, supervises the Assistant Nature Center Manager, office supervisor, temporary labor, interns; evaluates staffing and manpower needs and makes recommendations for future needs; develops programs for presentation at the center and off site; develops trails, exhibits, promotions, special programs or other facets of interpretation; markets the nature center, interpretive activities and Department programs within the Jefferson City area involving continuing contact with community organizations, both civic and non-profit; makes regular contributions to regional newspapers, magazines and radio, and appears on television; oversees the production of a monthly newsletter, including writing, editing and designing; seeks out special events and opportunities to promote interpretation and Department services including coordinating with other facilities; responsible for implementation of a strong interpretive program, including overseeing and reviewing naturalist presentations and functions, both at the nature center and off site; supervises and oversees all land management activities, including construction and maintenance of the interpretive facilities, buildings, trails, landscaping, clearing, plantings, demonstration areas and public-use facilities; develops and facilitates a strong volunteer program, including program policy development, volunteer program manual preparation, recruitment, training and evaluation of individuals and the program as a whole; prepares, maintains and monitors the budget for the nature center; maintains a close-working relationship with the Outreach and Education Regional Supervisor and other Department employees; and performs other duties as required.

Interviews will be conducted on May 4th, 2017. Tours of the facility are available on April 11th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and April 12th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tours are optional, but please RSVP to Shawn.Gruber@.mdc.mo.gov at least one day prior to the tour of interest.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife or Forest Management, Outdoor Recreation or closely-related area and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in interpretation, resource management, nature center direction or related work, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Ability Requirements

Ability to:
Operate a motor vehicle.
Frequently work Saturdays and Sundays.
Work out-of-doors in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
Travel and stay overnight frequently.
Walk in rough terrain.

Closing Date: 4/13/2017

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

Salary Range: $45588 - $80484. Beginning Salary: $45588 depending upon qualification.