Naturalist Fellowship

Position Details
Duration June 10, 2021 - June 3, 2022
Position Type Fellowship
Additional Details $200 (before taxes) per week and onsite housing provided
Location Main Property
365 Marie Avenue West, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Contact Number 651-455-4531

Position Description

Gain practical experience as a naturalist while you develop and improve your interpretive teaching techniques and expand your knowledge of natural history through a twelve-month-long Fellowship at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, MN. We provide environmental education and outdoor education experiences for thousands of people each year through our school programs and public events. A fellowship at Dodge Nature Center will provide you with opportunities to work with diverse audiences of all ages and to teach a wide variety of natural history, environmental, and agricultural topics.

– Learn and present natural history, environmental, and agricultural education programs to children and adults through various media
– Present public programs and lead educational portion of birthday parties
– Lead after-school and outreach programs
– Assist in developing and implementing camps
– Participate in weekly training seminars by taking part in discussions, educational and natural history activities, and completing assignments
– Assist with care and feeding of educational animals
– Participate in seasonal special events, seasonal projects, restoration activities, promotion, and maintenance of equipment and materials
– Attend and participate in staff trainings and meetings

– $200 (before taxes) per week
– Onsite housing with internet access
– Training from professional naturalists and teachers


– B.A. or B.S. degree, related field preferred
– Experience teaching or working with children
– High level of self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and perform a variety of duties
– Live onsite in a coed housing environment with three other Naturalist Fellows
– Basic knowledge of general natural history topics
– Ability to work a twelve-month term, with responsibilities that include weekdays,
evenings, and weekends
– Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Physical requirements
Work outdoors year-round in any kind of weather. Traverse hilly, natural terrain for up to four hours. Drive a vehicle. Work with live animals. Work in an office and use a computer, phone, and other office equipment. Lift and carry displays or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Work in barns with farm animals, hay, and straw.

Preferred but not required
– Fluency in Spanish
– Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
– First Aid and CPR Certification
– Experience in developing and leading virtual presentations

How to Apply

Send the required documents by mail or email to:
Teresa Root
Naturalist Fellowship Coordinator
365 Marie Avenue W
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Required Documents: Resume and Completed questionnaire

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