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Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association

Stanley ,  Idaho

POSITION SUMMARY: Naturalists provide interpretive services, including Junior Ranger programs, nature walks, patio talks, discovery stations, and evening programs to visitors of all ages to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. They create interpretive displays and answer visitor questions from behind the desk at the Redfish Visitor Center and the Stanley Museum. Naturalists coordinate one SA special event. Most often, naturalists are the faces representing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and perhaps the only “staff” visitors come in contact with.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Document and package the programs so that others, including volunteers, can present them as well.
  • Observe peer programs and provide feedback.
  • Meet with the lead naturalist monthly to review programs.
  • Research and create interpretive exhibits to be displayed at the Redfish Center or the Stanley Museum.
  • Provide information about the area and trip planning assistance at the Redfish Center and Stanley Museum.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Hold a degree in or at minimum be a college junior or senior pursuing studies in natural or cultural resources, interpretation, education, history, environmental sciences, or related fields.
  • 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.

PER DIEM/BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • $850/month stipend is provided.
  • 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.

TITLE COMMITMENT: 

  • Full time/seasonal: May 29, 2017 - Septmeber 17, 2017
  • 5 days/week
  • Two consecutive days off (not on Saturday and Sunday)

To APPLY please email your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to scawley@discoversawtooth.org. 



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