We are currently hiring a contract educator. This person will be in charge of our Tuesday Nature Club at Sunnyside Elementary from 2:30-4:30, and also a lead naturalist for some programs in the spring. Except for the permanent Tuesdays through May, the hours will be varied based upon need. For spring contracting we will require going through our spring volunteer naturalist training. The successful candidate will be someone experienced in environmental education and teaching with good child management skills and the ability to have a flexible schedule. We also prefer that this contractor have a WOFR certification or some level of first aid training. The pay is $10 an hour. This is a great way to get your foot in the door as a paid employee with Durango Nature Studies.
If interested, please send your resume to Program Director, Andrea Owens.
Submission deadline is Feb. 26, interviews will be on Feb. 29.
We are looking for two male counselor for 5 weeks ofour award winning Junior Naturalist Field Camp. This internship position is for college students or older that need hours or experience in environmental education. It comes with a $500 stipend. To apply, please download the attached application and email it to Program Director, Andrea Owens.
We will follow up to arrange an interview.
Download Summer Camp Application
(Currently Open)If you think you might like to pursue a career in outdoor nature education or the non-profit field, a Durango Nature Studies Internship can offer you a unique opportunity to gain skills you may use in your future career.
Our internship program allows interns to choose between various programs that range in hours and skills. All interested interns must read the Internship Descriptions below and fill out an application. Interns for various positions will be chosen after an interview with DNS staff. If interested, please download the internship form and email to Program Facilitator, Anthony Reinert. He will contact you to talk about your internship.
Do you have special knowledge you would like to share with our community? Call us today about becoming a Workshop Naturalist. Workshops can include special topic hikes, seminars, or lectures. A workshop leaders' time is donated. If interested in offering a workshop, email Executive Director, Sally Shuffield.