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
Executive Assistant (Full Time)

The Executive Assistant is responsible for assisting the President & CEO, Board of Trustees and Executive Team with administrative tasks including scheduling, making reservations, mailings, correspondence and more. The Executive Assistant is also responsible for ordering office supplies, coordinating calendars, providing general administrative support to the Board of Trustees and the Executive Team including the taking of minutes and agenda preparation, and other related duties as assigned.

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 for programs/events. The person in this position will work closely with the KNC team, both staff and volunteers. The Team includes Learning and Engagement, Conservation Stewardship staff, and Front Desk/Welcome Station Hosts. This is a full-time position with a weekday schedule including some evenings and weekends. This position will support KNC programs by carrying out the duties listed below.

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

2021 Summer Camp Positions

The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp program aims to provide safe experiences that allow all children to grow into active and respectful community members through exploration of the natural world.

The following positions are open for the 2021 Camp year, beginning in June. See all the available positions and how to apply here.

Welcome Station Hosts (Part time, seasonal)

The Welcome Station Host is responsible for providing the highest customer service as our first point of contact with the public through collecting admissions, greeting visitors, promoting & selling memberships and answering questions with a commitment to the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s customer care standards: safety, courtesy, cleanliness and accuracy. 

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

Environmental Educator (Part time)

The Kalamazoo Nature Center Environmental Educators (EE) are connected to the outdoors and have a passion for sharing it. Our educators are knowledgeable about our local environment and current environmental issues. Educators work with the public (young and old) to facilitate understanding of our natural world. Their key objective is to facilitate experiences, which support learning and engagement between people and nature. The EE will collaborate with the Learning and Engagement (LE) team to lead our variety of group and public programs serving our diverse community. The EE will work with key members of the LE team to develop and improve upon programs aligning with the Kalamazoo Nature Center Mission. This position will include weekdays, evenings, and weekend programming.

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

Stewardship Field Crew

The Stewardship Field Crew is responsible for carrying out ecological restoration work at KNC and off-site with clients of the Ecological Services Program. Field work will include such things as: woody shrub/tree management or planting, herbaceous invasive species control, use of hand tools and mechanical equipment (chainsaws, brushcutters, augers, etc.), occasional use of heavier equipment (tractor, skid steer, brush hog, etc.), responsible use of herbicides, prescribed fire, native plug/seed planting, tree planting, natural shoreline restoration, building trails, and similar activities. This is a field based position performing field labor in sometimes arduous conditions in all weather for up to 10 hours a day.

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

Internship Opportunities