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Iowa AmeriCorps Naturalist Position

Nahant Marsh is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time, temporary AmeriCorps member. The position requires the successful completion of at least 1700 hours (approximately 37-40 hours per week) of service. The member will receive a monthly living allowance of approx. $1,144. Additionally, the member will receive a $5,920 Education Award will be rewarded upon completion of the term. 

We are seeking a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks and recreation, or in community organizing, administration, or communications. The person must have strong communication skills and a desire to work with diverse groups of people. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in education and conservation.

Under general supervision of the Education Coordinator, assist in planning, promoting, developing, and conducting interpretive and educational programs for the schools, public, and groups.

  • Assist in the development and presentation of interactive and educational programs for audiences preschool age to adults with a focus on natural resources, the environment, science and technology, and other diverse interpretive programs
  • Write and edit articles for newspapers, brochures, and newsletter
  • Develop interpretive exhibits or displays for the education center and community events  
  • Assist with program organization and training, and keep records
  • Assist in the coordination of activities and events with all staff
  • Assist in various natural resources management activities as they relate to volunteerism to Nahant
  • Assist with the promotion of educational programs, events and general promotion through social media and community calendars
  • Attend professional development training for conservation and youth development as assigned
  • Meet with other school personnel, libraries, and other youth-serving agencies to promote and offer programs

Term of Service: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020

To apply, send resume and cover letter by August 16, 2019 to:

Nahant Marsh Education Center
ATTN: Amy Loving
4220 Wapello Avenue
Davenport, IA 52802

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