VINS Intern Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Wild Bird Rehab is Open Accepting Calls Only 802.359.5000 x212 8am to 4pm Get Directions Education Internship VINS Education Interns deliver live animal and natural history programs at the VINS Nature Center. REPORTS TO: Director, Onsite & Outreach Programs JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont VINS' education programs are designed for all audiences. In addition to our public programs at the Nature Center, we serve communities throughout northern New England. Job location is in Quechee, Vermont, headquartered at the VINS Nature Center, with some travel to other program sites as required. Education Intern Responsibilities Deliver place-based environmental education programs featuring live animal ambassadors (primarily raptors) to varied audiences at the VINS Nature Center.Lead guided tours of the VINS Nature Center and facilitate visitor experiences by interpreting exhibits and answering questions.Provide excellent husbandry for ambassador animals including enclosure cleaning, diet preparation, enrichment, and assist with positive reinforcement training.Work with other Education teams such as VINS Nature Camp and VINS School Programs to facilitate opportunities for integration.Participate in and put together activities for monthly Special Events focused on different natural history themes.Complete a term project to create a new resource for the VINS Nature Center and/or educational programming; work with supervisory staff to design the project concept.Attend professional development workshops lead by VINS staff to hone skills relevant to environmental education and animal care.Work closely alongside Education volunteers in animal husbandry and program presentations.Attend VINS staff meetings and participate in organization functions as required.Participate in mid-point and final evaluations of internship goals and achievements.Work a varied schedule that may include evenings, weekends, and long days Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in environmental education or teaching natural history.Confidence in delivering dynamic educational presentations to audiences of all ages, aptitudes, and sizes, including large crowds.General knowledge of New England natural history and native wildlife (or willingness and initiative to learn).Strong attention to detail, work ethic, and personal initiative desired.Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.Fluent with Microsoft Office suite and Google suite programs.Must possess a valid driver’s license.Must be able to traverse irregular terrain, and occasionally lift 10 pounds.Must be able to see and respond to dangerous situations.Must be able to work in hot, cold, and rainy weather conditions. Compensation and Work Schedule Compensation is $16 per hour, paid every two weeks.Regular workweek is 40 hours.Term of employment is May 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024 (with some flexibility for appropriate candidates).Workdays and schedule will vary according to program offerings. All VINS staff working directly with children are subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and a criminal record check. Application To apply for this position, send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to: Anna Morris Director, Onsite & Outreach Programs email@example.com Position post date: January 2024 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.