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 at least one day prior to the tour of interest.


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