Seasonal Naturalist

Long Lake Conservation Center
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Aitkin County, MN

Seasonal Naturalist (school year position, required to live on-site)

$9.86 hourly wage

Part –time, temporary position



Job Summary

To lead students, teachers and parents in conservation education programs and activities, conduct programs for students and adults in environmental education and outdoor recreation, and to oversee and cares for resident live animals.


Supervision Received

Employees working in this job class work under general supervision and usually receive some instruction with respect to details of most assignments, but are free to develop their own work sequences within established procedures, methods, and policies. They are often physically removed from their supervisor and are only subject to periodic supervisory checks.


Supervision Exercised

No formal supervisory authority.


Upon request by the employer, experienced seasonal naturalists may be assigned to serve as a seasonal crew leader over other seasonal naturalist. This may include prioritizing and assigning tasks, monitoring work productivity, checking the work for timeliness and correctness or soundness, establishing work standards, coordinating work schedules, and providing input into supervisor's actions.


Essential Functions

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other essential and nonessential functions as assigned or apparent to meet the ongoing needs of the department and organization. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position.

  • Leads and teaches participants in environmental education activities and outdoor recreation programs.
  • Researches and develops new curriculum.
  • Oversees and cares for resident live animals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or apparent.


Minimum Qualifications

Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Education, Recreation or a related field.


First Aid/CPR Certified.


Valid Minnesota driver's license required. Employment reference checks and a criminal background check (including FBI fingerprint check).


Must be willing to work flexible hours as assigned, including evenings and some weekends for special events.