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The Minnesota Naturalists’ Association (MNA) exists to advance
natural and cultural resource interpretation 
for the purpose
of fostering wise stewardship of all resources.


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Summer Intern Naturalist at Wood Lake Nature Center, 12 week position. Position starts June 3 and goes through August 23, 2024 (dates are flexible). This position is approximately 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (hours are flexible).

Join a dynamic staff to offer the best quality educational, recreational, and natural experiences possible for visitors. Interns will participate in training that will support the design and instruction of summer camps and other environmental education and interpretive programming. Assist with a variety of daily and summer-long projects as they arise (prairie management, exotic species control, trail maintenance, exhibit and displays, instruct volunteers and event planning). Interns complete a project of their choice that is tailored to their interests.

For more information and to apply, visit


Environmental Educator at Hartley Nature Center, part-time occasional

The Environmental Educator position may teach a variety of environmental education programming to various age groups at Hartley Nature Center. These events may include outreach programs, summer camp, field trips, birthday parties, afterschool programs, public programming/ naturalist staffing on weekends, and other duties as assigned. Work to center justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in your work as an educator and a part of the Hartley community Work to center stewardship and sustainability as an educator and part of the Hartley community.

Applicants please include a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two professional or educational references. Please direct applications or inquiries to: Mary Oliver, Education Director Hartley Nature Center 3001 Woodland Ave Duluth, MN 55803


Open until filled

Environmental Education Intern, full-time, stipend pay

The Environmental Education Intern will assist in developing and delivering environmental based content to people of all ages in camps, field trips and community programming. They will join a friendly, dynamic staff that is dedicated to carrying out Hartley Nature Center’s mission of inspiring lifelong connections with nature through education, play and exploration.

Applicants please include a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two professional and/or educational references. Ideally, at least one of the references has seen the applicant working with students or participants. Please direct applications or inquiries to:

Open until filled

Seasonal Naturalist at Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, Temporary full-time Tuesday-Saturday

-Conducts high quality environmental education activities with groups of all ages and types of people, with a focus on K-5 age group.
-Plans and conducts 10-11 weeks of pre-school/kindergarten and/or grade 1-6 day summer camps. Camps may be conducted 100% outdoors.
-Conducts weekend birthday parties, scout programs and occasional off-site programs.
-Assists with a variety of daily and position long projects such as prairie management, exotic species control, and trail maintenance.
-Organizes and conducts Candlelight and Ice, a New Year’s Eve special event.

Open until filled

Program Director at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Full Time, Permanent

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is seeking an experienced education leader who builds equitable, inclusive, and diverse teams and has demonstrated success in the management and innovative delivery of environmental education programs. This role serves on the organization’s leadership team as well as the internal and external voice for education, instructional design, and learning strategies of one of the largest accredited environmental learning centers in the nation. This position leads a team of 9 year round staff and dozens more who seasonally deliver nationally-acclaimed environmental education programming to audiences from K-12 children to collegiate graduate students, totaling more than 12,000/year. Wolf Ridge programs are conducted on a 2000-acre main campus with a 400-bed facility and a 68-acre Lake Superior Field Station, all located in northeastern Minnesota.

To Apply: Please submit via a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, a minimum of three reference contacts with description of the relationship, and a professional writing example, to the attention of Peter Smerud at

A Wolf Ridge employment application must also be completed.  A full job description and the employment application can be found at .

Evaluation of applicants will begin upon receipt of applications.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Seasonal Naturalists at Various Parks, Three Rivers Park District, Full-time, Part-time

Three Rivers Park District is seeking to fill Seasonal Naturalist positions at various locations near the Minneapolis metro area in Minnesota. This position is responsible to develop and conduct, under direction, interpretive programs that will increase the public's awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Three Rivers Park District facilities.


Environmental Educator Neighborhood Naturalist Camp Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (Seasonal)

  • Lead nature-themed summer day camps for 7-11 year-olds
  • Prepare and deliver fun, educational, hands-on, nature-based programming that promotes positive outdoor and recreational experiences for camp participants
  • Prepare and deliver interactive outreach activities at community events, for all ages
  • Complete administrative tasks as assigned
  • Provide outstanding customer service to visitors
  • Engage visitors to enhance their experience at the parks and promote positive outdoor experiences
  • Other duties as assigned

Find a full description by scrolling to "Environmental Educator, Seasonal" at

  • Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references to:
  • Please put ”Neighborhood Naturalist Camp Instructor” in the subject line
  • Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly
  • Applicants will receive receipt of application via email. If no receipt of application is received within 48 hours of applying, please inquire with Lori Smiley, 612-313-7727.


Environmental Education Fellow, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

Full-time temporary

Gain experience in current environmental education methods, as well as knowledge of Minnesota’s unique biomes and natural history through training seminars, direct mentorship, graduate-level coursework, and on-the-job learning.

Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit residential learning center near Sandstone, MN that provides outdoor educational opportunities to diverse audiences in an intimate setting. Our organization is committed to making the outdoors accessible to everyone with learner-centered, nature-focused programming that is responsive to all visitors. We hope you can join us and continue growing as an outstanding environmental educator!

To apply, email your cover letter explaining why you want to work with the public, particularly children, in the outdoors, resume, and three references (at least 2 professional) to:

Ashley Bozman (she/her), Fellowship Coordinator, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

(320) 245-2648 |

March 6, 2024 priority deadline, open until filled

Park Naturalist at Oxbo Park, Seasonal

Under general supervision of the Oxbow Park Manager and in cooperation with a Park Naturalist, performs specialized work in the operation of the Oxbow Park Zoo. Assist with zoo and park maintenance, present educational programs to all age groups, assist in design and construction of nature center displays.


2024 Summer Camp Early Childhood Naturalist at Tamarack Nature Center

Design, implement, and instruct environmental education programs, including outdoor recreation and interpretation of cultural and natural history for early childhood participants in Tamarack Nature Center’s summer day camp program. Summer naturalists will work in a team setting with assistant naturalists and youth volunteers. Activities will include daily contact with guardians and supervision of 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.


Email cover letter and resume to Savannah Maiers, Public Engagement Coordinator Email: Phone: 651-266-0362


Graduate Naturalist at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Full time/temporary graduate certificate program

Wolf Ridge offers work experience combined with regular evaluation and graduate level coursework in collaboration with Antioch University New England - designed to help you grow as an experiential educator and naturalist. This is a 10-month program from late August to Mid June that culminates in a graduate-level Certificate in Environmental Education and Sustainability, with 12 transferable graduate credits. Graduate naturalists teach an average of 6 half-day classes a week, attend graduate seminars, live and learn in our sustainable staff housing, and explore our 2,000 acre campus while learning how to be better educators, live in community, and co-teach with the natural world!

We will be starting interviews for the 2024-2025 cohort in early March.

Summer Camp Instructor at Quarry Hill Nature Center, seasonal 35 hours/week

Summer nature camp instructors are responsible for leading and implementing Quarry Hill curriculum and experiences for children ranging in age from 5 years old to teens in small group settings. They are also responsible for the development, growth and skill achievement of the campers in his/her group, as well as their general safety. A summer camp instructor provides high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for campers that focus on Quarry Hill’s mission of “Opening eyes and minds through natural science discovery”.

open until filled

STEAM Instructor at Snapology - Plymouth, Part-time, Full-Time Summer

- Lead groups of up to 24 students through STEAM curriculum-guided activities - Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment - Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures - Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of Snapology - Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies - Adequately prepare for each program by reading curriculum, watching training videos and/or participating in face-to-face training sessions - Handle inquiries from parents regarding Snapology programs - Encourage students & parents to enroll students in future Snapology programs - Participate in periodic Snapology training & staff meetings, as required


SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge) is Minnesota’s home for environmental education resources, including job and internship listings.  Visit their page to search for a position or to post one.

WAEE (Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education) is a member-based, professional community of individuals and organizations with diverse backgrounds that promotes responsible environmental action, elevates voices for environmental justice, and celebrates excellence in environmental education. is the ever-expanding internet presence for County Conservation Boards across Iowa. Numerous counties allow you to make online reservations for many of the 27,000+ events, programs & trips they collectively provide.  These include opportunities for jobs and internships.

EEAI's (Environmental
Education Association
of Illinois)

mission is to maintain a vital network that supports and advances quality environmental education throughout the state.

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