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Position announcement

Job title: Conservation Programs Intern
Reports to: SE Regional Director
Salary: TBD based on experience
Dates of employment: June 1 - July 31, 2021
Location: Tree Hill Nature Center
7152 Lonestar Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Last day to apply: May 12, 2021

The Conservation Programs Internship position at The Rattlesnake Conservancy is a part time position that will support education and outreach programs, summer camps, event planning, training programs, and general office support. The facility is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, with events occasionally occurring on weekends and evenings. Schedules for the position are flexible during work hours and occasional opportunities for remote work.

Physical aspects of the job include being able to life at least 50 lbs without difficulty, be outside during mid-day activities in hot and humid environments, work in adverse weather conditions, and spend extended periods of time on their feet.

Job Description
  • Assist the SE Regional Director in planning and conducing outreach and education programs.

  • Lead and plan after school “STEM Station” programs.

  • Mediate any conflicts that may arise between students in after school programs.

  • Lead nature walks, classroom activities, and coordinate schedules with SE Regional Director.

  • Respond to emergencies and report incidents to SE Regional Director.

  • Support of office duties, such as assisting with cleaning, organizing, paperwork, and preparing documents and presentations.

  • Assist with editing and creating content for organizational website.

  • Inputting receipts and documents associated with organizational operations.

  • Serve as a "Camp Counselor" during 2021 Conservation Camp.

  • Interacting with the public, including children (5-17).

  • Providing emotional support and inclusion atmosphere for children from varied backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

  • Assist lead instructor with monitoring campers during outdoor activities.

  • Coordinate daily activities at Conservation Camp and ensure safe transitions between activities.

  • Lead group activities during free time between main activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be at least 19 years old.

  • Completion of at least 1 year of college with focus on wildlife, biology, education or other STEM fields is preferred. 

  • Belief in TRC's core mission and be passionate about conservation education.

  • Previous summer camp experience

  • Experience working with children from age groups Grade 3-8.

  • Knowledgeable about Florida native ecosystems, flora, and fauna.

  • Comfortable with outdoor activities in Florida heat.

  • Valid drivers license

  • Comfortable with in-water activities, such as kayaking and seine netting.

  • CPR/AED Certification (preferred, not required)

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (preferred, not required)

  • Experience with special needs children (preferred, not required).

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