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, please see the contact information listed at the bottom of each position.


Current Employment Opportunities
Grants Manager

The Grants Manager is a revenue-generating function within KNC’s $3.0M+ annual operating budget. This function provides critical connection to local, regional, and national
granting institutions for the purpose of supporting KNC’s programs, events, and activities. The Grants Manager coordinates organization-wide grant activity, including (but not limited to) research, letters of interest, applications, reports, ensuring overall compliance with grant requirements, and maintaining positive relationships with both public and private granting institutions.

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

Internship Opportunities
Communications Internship

?The Communications Internship is an unpaid volunteer position. The intern will assist with a wide range of projects within the Development Department including researching and drafting media releases, posting KNC programs and events to media calendars, photo editing, planning, development, and maintenance of a social media calendar, track analytics, and additional projects as assigned by supervisor.  Please send a current resume to Lisa Panich at  lpanich@naturecenter.org if you are interested or for more information.

Farm Intern

The DeLano Farm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center aims to provide an educational, interactive example of ecologically sound, regenerative agriculture on a historic Michigan farm dating to the 1850’s. We maintain a small CSA that focuses on experiential learning as well as quality produce. We keep traditional agricultural livestock to illustrate the interconnection between nutrient-dense plants and healthy animals.  We provide educational programming that explores different facets of agriculture and how we are all connected to our environment through the food we consume. Our farm is our “classroom” along with a few smaller garden plots that focus on historically appropriate varieties or varieties and design that appeal to children.

Farm interns will assist the farm director with a wide variety of tasks, including, but not limited to: Customer service and education on CSA days, animal care and feeding, transplanting, seeding, watering, weeding, mulching and harvesting vegetables, flowers and herbs. Farm internships are educational positions, designed to provide a broad exposure to both the rationale and methods behind small scale regenerative agriculture.

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