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the Wilds

The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in rural southeastern Ohio. It was created as the conservation center of the future by a group of civic leaders, political leaders and zoo professionals who believed that a serious scientific approach was required to find solutions to environmental concerns. From its inception, the Wilds has been envisioned as a facility that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education prog

Seasonal Conservation Education Seasonal Position (the Wilds)

This position will begin on 3/20/2017 and end on 5/28/2017.


Conservation Educators teach programs for schools, youth groups, families and adults.  This position requires staff to work a flexible schedule, including working weekends and occasionally staying overnight at the Wilds.  All staff will be required to drive a school bus during tours (training will be provided).


  • Teach education programs to people of all ages.
  • Create fun and memorable opportunities for EVERY program participant.
  • Attend training dates (3/13/17 – 3/17/17).
  • Drive school bus on Wilds’ property (will train as needed).
  • Stay overnight at the Education Camp with groups during programs.
  • Supervise outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and swimming.
  • Clean and prepare Education Camp for groups.  This includes daily maintenance tasks such as cleaning the shower house/restrooms, sweeping yurts and maintaining the kitchen/dining area.
  • Maintain hiking trails and outdoor spaces at Education Camp.
  • Represent the Wilds at promotional events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Required

• High school diploma or equivalent required. • Minimum of two years of college-level coursework completed in related field (education, science, etc.); B.S. or B.A. in related field preferred • Experience with school age children required. • Comfortable in and on the water, able to hike long distances, and willing to supervise and participate in outdoor recreational activities. • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required. All staff will be required to occasionally spend the night at the Wilds. • Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required. • Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicles operator’s license and a good driving record required. Must be willing to be trained to drive school bus while on Wilds’ property. • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations required. • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required. • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests required. • Current First Aid and CPR certification required (training will be offered). • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit:

the Wilds
14000 International Rd
Cumberland, OH 43732
Phone: 740-638-5030

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