Warner Nature Center Site Manager
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Join the Science Museum of Minnesota as a Site Manager for Warner Nature Center (WNC) and lead the maintenance, safety and appearance of the Nature Center’s land base, and all associated buildings, in support of our program mission, our visitors, staff, and volunteers. The position is also responsible for implementing best land management practices in support of our obligation to be stewards of the center’s habitats and are the principle lead in the development and implementation of the WNC Site Management Plan.
Work Environment & Schedule: This position is located at Warner Nature Center, in the city of Marine on St. Croix, MN – 30 miles north of the Twin Cities. Must be able to work outdoors during all seasons, lift up to 70 pounds and climb to working heights of 20 feet. Emergency response and occasional work on weekends and evenings.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Monitor and maintain a safe physical working and teaching environment.
- Promptly schedule all service and repair as needed or required e.g., construction, certifications.
- Coordinate and manage the work of the Seasonal Groundskeeper and part-time Custodian.
- Maintain all roads, trails, and walkways in a safe and useable condition.
- Conduct and manage all snow and leaf removal as needed.
- Plan and schedule all maintenance and repair for equipment, vehicles, and utilities.
- Plan and manage all site-specific projects and operations.
- Plan and implement seasonal facility changes such as pulling in docks and draining pipes.
- Plan and implement all habitat management projects like prescribed burns, tree removal.
- Represent WNC as the owner’s representative with vendors and contractors.
- Conduct light construction and repair as needed or assigned.
- Develop an effective line of communication with staff, volunteers, and visitors.
- Purchase supplies, tools, as needed and equipment within budget.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- High School diploma, GED or equivalent education.
- Experience working with chain saws, power equipment, and vehicles.
- Documented experience supervising work crews and staff.
- Must pass practical operation of all power equipment.
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- First aid and CPR training and certification required (can be provided on the job).
- Chainsaw training and certification desirable.
- Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities.
- Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds.
- Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish).
The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents.
We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees.
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