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NWRI is operated by a small staff and a dedicated army of volunteers. If we have employment opportunities available, they will be listed here. Please note that experience is generally required and competition is stiff for positions in wildlife rehabilitation. If you are looking to gain experience and/or just want to get involved, please consider joining us as a volunteer.  If you are a college student looking for experience in the field, check out our internships! We'd love to meet you!


Middle School Educator - Position Open Until 4/3/2017

Job Title:                             Middle School Educator, Wildlife Programs

Position Type:                     Less than part-time (up to 5 one-hour programs per week)

Employment Status:           Non-Exempt, Grant-funded

Compensation:                  $40 per program (one-hour plus preparation and travel time) after training

Benefits:                             None

Application Deadline:        February 3, 2017

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Laura Stastny, Executive Director


Mail:      Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

                Attn: Laura Stastny

                PO Box 24122

                Omaha, NE 68124

                (Mailed inquiries must be received by the application deadline.)

Job Description:


To provide high-quality wildlife and conservation education to middle school students in the afterschool hours to local students, grades 5-8.

Primary Duties

  • Conduct wildlife education programs for students in up to 7 middle schools, grades 5-8.
  • Follow provided curriculum for education and hands-on activities.
  • Form positive relationships with program participants.

Other Duties

  • Attend and supervise periodic field trips during the after-school hours.
  • Help assemble and/or pick-up supplies required in the classroom.
  • Provide feedback on programming and classroom experiences to Education Coordinator and Executive Director.


  • Knowledge of and high degree of interest in wildlife and native ecosystems
  • Willingness to handle live, wild animals (with training)
  • Preference will be given to those with wildlife rehabilitation experience
  • Cooperation, Teamwork, and Flexibility required

Education & Experience

  • Experience working with students in an educational environment
  • Experience with wildlife or environmental education, interpretation and/or natural sciences
  • Undergraduate degree in education, biology, or environmental science preferred.

Physical Demands

Moderate physical activity required, including carrying supplies (up to 35 lbs) and hiking with students.

School-year programs are conducted in the after-school hours, Monday through Thursday, from late August to late May each year.  Summer programs are conducted during the day, Monday through Thursday, from late May through early July.  This position is grant-funded, and the schedule and available work hours are variable.

Paid training provided.  Periodic staff meetings will be required.

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Background checks are conducted on all employees and are a requirement for employment.



Intern Supervisor Position - Open until 3/5/2017

This position is open to students who have previously completed a 12-week summer internship only.  If you are a former intern looking for 16 weeks of summer work, please contact Laura directly.