The Wild Center seeks highly motivated and organized Summer Naturalists to work with our programming staff at a world class not-for-profit natural history museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The mission of The Wild Center (TWC) is ?To ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.? Summer Naturalists will be trained to design and lead formal public programs and informal interpretive experiences to support our mission. Interns will have a dynamic day including a mixture of indoor and outdoor duties, such as canoe and stand up paddleboard trips, nature play, outdoor programs, Wild Walk shifts, Science on a Sphere, animal encounters, exhibit guiding, art studio shifts, and more. Learning Experiences and Responsibilities ? Develop and implement interpretive programs for museum visitors of all ages, including outdoor experiences along the trails and on Wild Walk, natural history walks, behind the scenes tours, canoe and paddleboard trips, live animal encounters, and many more informal interpretive opportunities ? Learn how to utilize innovative technologies for advanced programming, such as Science on a Sphere ? Handle and interpret native animals including reptiles and amphibians ? Co-lead two hour interpretive canoe and stand up paddleboard programs for beginner paddlers on flat water ? Perform outdoor tasks such as hiking the grounds, organizing our outdoor play area, filling bird feeders, etc. ? Assist staff with daily operations, including maintenance and development of education materials, opening and closing duties, exhibit guiding on the floor, and cleaning and maintaining our hands-on watercolor studio ? Create positive experiences for museum guests, such as, assisting with their needs and questions ? Attend and/or work evening programs and/or events as needed ? Collaborate with all departments, including Animal Care, Facilities, Development, Admissions, Volunteers, and more ? Other duties as assigned

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