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Lead Naturalist

Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association

Stanley ,  Idaho

POSITION SUMMARY: The lead naturalist for the Sawtooth Association will be working closely with the other naturalists at both the Redfish Visitor Center and the Stanley Museum. The lead will also be providing interpretive services such as various programs (Junior Ranger, interpretive guided walks, etc.) to all visitors of the Sawtooth NRA. The lead naturalist will supervise the naturalists on day-to-day duties and will provide program feedback for naturalists.


  • Provide constructive feedback for naturalists on interpretive programs, displays, and all other daily duties. 
  • Assist in the development of the schedule for training the incoming naturalists.  (Includes finding speakers in related fields such as geology, fisheries, botany, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of the weekly schedule for naturalists.
  • Participate in meetings with the Executive Director to review weekly or biweekly objectives.
  • Research, develop, and present specialized interpretive programs relevant to the visiting public of the Sawtooth NRA, including but not limited to guided walks, Junior Ranger activities, discovery stations, patio talks, boat tours, and evening programs. Locations may include the Redfish Center, Stanley Lake, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, the Stanley Museum, or other venues. Assess and modify programs as necessary.
  • Provide information about the area and trip planning assistance at the Redfish Center and Stanley Museum.


  • At least 1 year of previous experience in a supervisory role or 1 year experience with SA previously.
  • Hold a degree in natural or cultural resources, interpretation, education, history, environmental sciences, or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  • Be resourceful, reflective, and self-motivated in a work environment.
  • Have the ability to work effectively alone as well as with others.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Have basic knowledge of interpretive techniques.
  • Possess valid state driver’s license; have access to a personal vehicle.


  • Expected stipend $1,250/month; to be approved by the board.
  • Housing is provided free of charge at the Stanley Ranger Station employee compound or the Sawtooth Valley Work Center.
  • Personal vehicle mileage is reimbursed (at $0.48/mile) for project work (NOT for traveling to and from work).
  • SIHA polo shirts, jacket, and name tag will be provided.


  • Full time/seasonal: May 1, 2017 - September 23, 2017
  • Five day of work
  • Two days off (Not on Saturday or Sunday)

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