Summer/Fall Naturalist

Springbrook Nature Center
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Fridley, MN

POSITION TITLE: Summer/Fall Naturalist

DEPT/DIVISION: Community Services & Employee Resources – Springbrook Nature Center

REPORTS TO: Interpretive Program Supervisor

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To conduct nature center programs, including summer camps, develop curriculum and present programs onsite and offsite.



  • Develop, conduct, and market environmental education curricula & programs, including summer camp.
  • Develop, conduct, and market other environmental education programming.
  • Supervise and support volunteers as assigned.
  • Help to maintain exhibit animals including reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
  • Receipt and handle monies from nature center store and program registration.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small group activities as developed by the Springbrook Staff. Activities may include: hiking, nature explorations, crafts, games, canoeing, archery, stream and pond hikes, art and drama activities, etc.
  • Complete other assigned operational tasks before and after camp such as: clean up and room preparation.
  • Provide fun and engaging activities outdoors.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues.
  • Communicate with parents regarding camper’s experiences and daily   activities.
  • Work with and supervise teenage volunteers within the camp program.


  • Respond to inquiries by telephone, email and in person concerning a broad spectrum of natural resource information.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, Environmental Education, or related   field.
  • Experience in interpretive programming with youth.
  • Ability to be imaginative and innovative in programming with youth.
  • Experience in care and programming of live animals.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.



40 hours per week, M-F 8-4:30, with one weekend day per month, occasional evenings and holidays.  Fall hours will be Tu-Sa, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm




Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Tara Rogness Interpretive Program Supervisor,

Springbrook Nature Center

100 85th AVE NE, Fridley MN 55432. 


Or email the above materials to tara.rogness@, please type

Summer/Fall Naturalist in the subject line.



Open Until Filled, Applications not accepted after 3/1/19