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Visitor Center Host/Naturalist
Job Code:2019-GCVC-006
Program:Galena Creek Visitor Center
Contract Length:7 Months

Job Description:
  • Assist in providing interpretive services and information to members of the local community and out-of-area visitors;
  • Assist with coordination, preparation and presentation of outdoor, discovery- based education for adults and children;
  • Schedule, coordinate, and (as needed) lead community, informational hikes;
  • Interact positively with the public and provide information about the surrounding area;
  • Maintain social medial and website upkeep;
  • Maintain visitor center email;
  • Maintain and process visitor center gift store sales
  • Assist with daily center upkeep including organization and cleaning;
  • Assist with registering and disseminating information about the Great Basin Naturalists spring, summer, and fall break camps;
  • Lead monthly toddler programs;
  • Schedule organizations, businesses, and non-profits for educational, weekly lectures;
  • Develop new interpretive exhibits for the center;
  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and implementation of day and residential field studies;
  • May be opportunities to plan special events for the community including park clean-ups, earth day events, community fundraisers, etc.
  • Serve as a liaison between the visitor center and our volunteer base. Assist in leading volunteer meetings;
  • Consider opportunities for education and outreach within the community, create and implement said opportunities as approved and directed by supervisor;
  • May be required to assist with field study programs lasting anywhere from 3 to 10 hours;
  • Keep accurate data on program attendance and donations.

Contract Timeline:
Timeline: 28-week position beginning April 20 and extending through November 1st

Galena Creek Visitor Center, Reno, Nevada

Compensation and Benefits:
•Shared, on-site housing is available at no charge.
•Limited health, dental and vision insurance premiums will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute and available starting your first day.
•Trainings and mentoring provided include but are not limited to: First aid and CPR certification.

Job Qualifications:
  • Experience in environmental education or outreach;
  • Coursework or bachelor’s degree in outreach, recreation, education, the natural sciences, or a similar field;
  • Knowledge of biology, ecology and/or conservation is highly desirable;
  • Motivated, self-starter who is detail-oriented, self-sufficient, and organized;
  • Comfortable working a varied schedule, with occasional days exceeding 8-hrs;
  • Impressive public speaking/communication skills;
  • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
  • Positive, friendly attitude are desired traits;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
  • Ability to speak English conversationally; conversational ability in Spanish desirable but not required.

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