Job Title: Seasonal Conservation Educator
Organization: Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Type of Opportunity: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking three (3) Seasonal Conservation Educators at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois, Wyoming. The Conservation Educators will assist in outreach and education efforts by leading two-week-long overnight youth camps and five overnight family camps at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp (WMCC) near Dubois, providing the public with information about wildlife, fisheries, habitat management, ecology, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation skills. This position involves an irregular work schedule. Housing is provided at the WMCC.
- Delivering high-quality, engaging programming to youth and family groups.
- Maintaining a collection of education materials.
- Co-leading safe, engaging, and fun camp experiences for high school students and families.
- Informing and educating the public about conservation and the Wyoming Game and Fish mission.
- Assisting with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
- Sharing a passion and knowledge of Wyoming’s abundant wildlife, recreational opportunities, and rich natural history.
- Preference will be given to those working towards or who have a bachelor’s degree in education, wildlife/fisheries biology, biological sciences, environmental science, ecology, or related field.
- Preference will be given to those who have experience working with high school-aged students, instructing all ages including adults.
- Preference will be given to those who have experience safely supervising students in an outdoor education environment.
- Preference will be given to those who have knowledge of a variety of outdoor skills including orienteering, first aid, fishing, archery, firearm safety, wildlife ecology, and outdoor recreation.
- Preference will be given to those with current Wilderness First Aid Responder and/or CPR certification.
- Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision, as well as able to work well with others on a team.
- Requires a flexible schedule including long (14+ hour) days up to 8 consecutive days, working evenings and weekends.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with all ages and backgrounds.
- Must have the ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and weather conditions, and be comfortable pulling trailers and operating 4WD vehicles.
- Must be able to responsibly maintain direct supervision of children while involved with activities such as fishing, canoeing, archery, air rifle, long hikes, outdoor science investigations, and team builders.
Knowledge of regional ecology and wildlife, in addition to experience with archery, fishing, navigation, first aid, canoeing, and other outdoor recreation skills.
- Must have excellent communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a passion for working with students.
- Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods.
Start/end dates: Tentative May 17-August 7
Application Deadline: Open until filled
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