Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 15-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Programs and Education
  • Hanna City, IL, USA
  • 10 - 12
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Job Concept

Wildlife Prairie park is an outdoor, recreational, wildlife park and family friendly facility.   Often referred to as "the jewel of the Midwest", we are home to approximately 150 animals all native species to the Midwest, a variety of hiking trails, unique lodging, mountain biking trails and much more.  The park is also host to a number of events throughout the year surrounding major holidays (Christmas, Easter and Halloween) and small evets and programs with an emphasis on environmental education.  It is the responsibility of the Naturalist to help create and then deliver these many programs and events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting and assisting with various interpretive programs for school groups
  • Presenting daily interpretive programs to the general public
  • Conducting interpretive programs at special functions
  • Assisting with special events such as Night in the Wild, Wildlife Scary Park and Old English Fair
  • Assisting in certain opening and closing procedures and trail monitoring; researching materials and designing static education displays; and any number of daily and or special activities that fall under the allocation of the education department.
  • Assist in the care and handling of raptors, reptiles, amphibians and mammals for educational purposes.

Job skills and requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following or related field; education, environmental science, biology or related subjects
  • 1-2 years' previous experience with environmental public education
  • Experience being involved in the processes of events is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic
  • Customer Service skills
  • General computer skills
  • Organized
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Creative
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus


40 hr work week.  Will require working both weekdays and weekends and some holidays.  Some evenings will be required for special events and programs.


Compensation and Benefits

Fulltime employees are eligible for benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and vacation.  An optional retirement program is available.  Employee contributions are matched up to 3%.

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