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
Welcome Station Host - Part Time

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. Positions will be available from April - October. Deadline is January 24.

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

Student Development Coordinator

The Heronwood Field Station is an off-site facility of the Kalamazoo Nature Center, where we lead a year-round, Education for Employment (EFE) Conservation Biology course with high school youth. The Conservation Biology course, in partnership with the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency, introduces high school aged students to exciting careers in Natural Resource Conservation. This is a laboratory and field-based course with special emphasis on obtaining technical skills used in Natural Resource Conservation. 

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

Program Registrar

The program registrar will support program operations under supervision of the Vice President, including managing all aspects of program scheduling, registration, invoicing and follow up. The Program Registrar will provide high quality service to clients, members and partners as the main point of contact to schedule and confirm program bookings, manage program calendars, coordinate staffing schedules, etc. The Program Registrar is also responsible for various administrative tasks, data entry and other duties as assigned by the Vice President.

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

2020 Camp Staff

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. We have openings for the 2020 Camp Staff - view the job descriptions below and apply online here.

Art Educator  

Senior Educator

Outdoor Adventure Educator

Nature Educator

Health Officer

Inclusive Educator

Internship Opportunities
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 CSA that focuses on experiential learning as well as quality produce. 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. For details and application instructions, view the entire internship description here.