Summer Camp Naturalist

Tamarack Nature Center
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
White Bear Township, MN

Job Position Announcement

2019 Summer Camp Naturalist


Salary range:

Pay rate $19.48-28.71/hour


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Two years of post-secondary education concentrating in biology, ecology, environmental science, science education or a closely related field.

Experience:  One year (2080 hours) of experience developing or conducting environmental education and interpretive programs for the general public, school children and/or youth groups, or performing other similar duties.

Substitutions:  None.


Desired Qualifications: 

Experience developing and leading Summer Camps and/or experience guiding nature-based free play.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, implement and instruct environmental education programs for participants, ages 3-13 y.o, in Tamarack Nature Center's Summer Camp. Content includes interpretation of cultural and natural history, recreation and nature-based free play.  Summer Naturalists will work in a team setting with naturalists and youth volunteers.  Activities will include daily contact with parents and supervision of individual, small and large group activities; 75-85% of time is spent outdoors.  Participation in training and orientation week is required. Perform related duties as assigned.


Season and Time Commitment:

 The 2019 summer season runs from June 10th to August 16th and includes a mandatory training week. All Summer Camp staff will be off without pay July 1-5th. Summer Naturalists are expected to work 20-45 hours per week, varies by position. Standard work hours are Monday –Friday between the hours of 8 a.m-5p.m, and may include additional opportunities on evenings.


Please send cover letter and resume BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 to:

Megan Nysse, Summer Camp Coordinator


Tamarack Nature Center

5287 Otter Lake Road

White Bear Township, MN 55110

651-407-5350 ext 102