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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 Wildlife Educator (Hiring 2 for the 2017-2018 School Year)

Job Title:                         Middle School Educator, Wildlife Programs

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

Employment Status:       Non-Exempt, Grant-funded

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

Benefits:                           None

Application Deadline:     September 1, 2017  (*Position may close earlier if filled.)

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Laura Stastny, Executive Director -  E-Mail:  laura@nebraskawildliferehab.org

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:

Purpose

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 8 different 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.

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Education & Experience

Experience working with students in an educational environment

Experience with wildlife or environmental education, interpretation and/or natural sciences

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.

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