Nature Center Aide

  • Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
  • Austin, MN, USA
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Faculty/Instructor Parks

Job Description

Nature Center Aide

Naturalist/Nature Center Office Manager

This position serves as Naturalist and Office Manager at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center in Austin, MN. The city of Austin is looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual to fill an open full time-permanent position. This position salary range is $23.54-$33.62/hr. This is a full time (40 hours) non-exempt position. Preferred start date as early as December 1, 2022. Application deadline is Friday September 30, 2022. 

Job description:

The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Write correspondence, grants, news releases, and participate in social media.
  • Assists the public with use of department facilities and rental availability.
  • Recruit, schedules, and retains volunteers.
  • Assist with school field trips and other nature center programs including teaching and preparation.
  • Handles resident animals and performs animal husbandry duties including feeding, cleaning, training, and general care.
  • Sets up and assist with online registration for public classes, equipment rental and building rentals.
  • Project management and event preparation.
  • Provide assistance to the general public by fielding inquiries related to natural resources and any other questions they might have.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the formal education, experience, and training required.

Education
High school diploma or GED certificate required.

Experience
One (1) year of experience in office administration.

Trainings, Certificates and Licenses
There are no minimum trainings, certificates and licenses required for this position.

Desired Qualifications:

Education
High school diploma or GED certificate required.

Experience
One (1) year of experience in office administration

Trainings, Certificates and Licenses
There are no minimum trainings, certificates and licenses required for this position.

An outstanding candidate will have:

  • Two years of experience in a natural resource field.
  • Education in Environmental science, biological science, or closely related field.
  • Project management experience. Care & handling of exotic animals experience.
  • Written/oral communication and customer service experience (Customer facing experience, public speaking, teaching, digital design, advertising, press release, grant writing/reporting).

Application Process

To apply, please send all completed forms to Tricia Wiechmann, Human Resources Director: twiechma@ci.austin.mn.us. Applications due by Friday, September 30, 2022.

All hiring information and forms can be found at our website: hormelnaturecenter.org/employment.

In order for us to more accurately evaluate your qualifications, we ask that you complete all of the information requested. Incomplete applications and supplemental questionnaires will NOT be considered and you will not be contacted for additional information.

For questions related to the application process or benefits please contact Tricia Wiechmann, Human Resources Director: twiechma@ci.austin.mn.us

For all questions specific to what the job entails please contact the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Director, Luke Reese at luke.reese@hormelnaturecenter.org (507) 437-7519

 

Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level

Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$23.54 - $33.62/hr

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