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Great Lakes Ecological Management working in fenWork at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.  Each member of our team should be committed to this mission and should demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, KNC is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of a workforce that reflects the society in which we live. We encourage applications from candidates representing diverse backgrounds.

For questions related to a job posting or employment at KNC, please email Jobs@NatureCenter.org. 

 

Current Employment Opportunities
Shop Manager/Mechanic (Full Time)

Title:Shop Manager/Mechanic
Classification:Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation:$15.50 -$18.00 per hour

The Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create relationships and experiences that welcome and inspire people to discover, enjoy, value, and care for nature. Recognized by its peers as one of the top nature centers in the country, the Kalamazoo Nature Center is located on 1,100 acres of wooded, rolling countryside and includes over 14 miles of hiking trails winding through some of the most magnificent habitats in Michigan. Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, the Kalamazoo Nature Center is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of a workforce that reflects the society in which we live. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply

Summary of Position: The Shop Manager/Mechanicis responsible for repairing,maintaining,and inventorying allKNC owned vehicles, equipment,and tools.In addition, it will be the Shop Manager/Mechanic’s responsibility to keep KNC shop spaces cleaned, organized, and safe. Safety for all is the highest priority.

For more information and application instructions, view the entire job description here.

Facilities Technician (Full Time)

The Facilities Technician is responsible for opening and closing KNC facilities, cleaning/maintaining all facilities and grounds as needed, as well as, setting up rooms/grounds for programs/events. The person in this position will work closely with the KNC team which includes the Education and Conservation Stewardship staff and Front Desk/Welcome Station Hosts. This is a full-time position with a weekday schedule including some evenings and weekends.

For more information and application instructions, view the entire job description here.

Staff Accountant (Full Time)

Staff Accountant
Supervisor:Finance Director
Supervises:None
Classification:Full Time, Exempt, Regular
Compensation Range: $42,000 -$45,000 Annually

Summary of Position: The Staff Accountant will prepare and maintain financial records to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities. For more information and application instructions, view the entire job description here.

Engagement Director (Full Time)

Supervisor: VP of Learning and Engagement
Supervises: Animal Care Manager, DeLano Farms Director, Community Programs Coordinator, Exhibits Coordinator
Classification: Regular, Full-time, Exempt
Compensation: $40,000 - $45,000 annually

Position Summary
The Engagement Director is responsible for curating and orchestrating a balanced year-round calendar of events and programs around a theme. All programmatic offerings must be relevant to KNC’s strategic priorities of climate change and equity, available to all audiences, and responsive to community needs. The programs will include a mix of new programs and a continuation of long-running KNC events such as Maple Sugar Days, Zugunruhe, and Earth Day. Engagement Director serves as the supervisor to the group of staff who manage the DeLano Farm, Terry Todd International Speaker Series, Exhibits, and Animal Care. This position looks to organize programming to lift the work of these 4 program wings, along with our reputable Conservation Stewardship department through a mission centered program calendar. Engagement Director will work in concert with KNC’s Community Programs Director, who oversees programing for schools and other community groups, to utilize shared resources to host programs. Our Engagement Director has a high level of responsibility toward defining and modeling who we are as an institution and will work alongside the VP of Learning and Engagement to strive toward excellence.

For more information and application instructions, view the entire job description here.

Internship Opportunities