Monarch and Pollinator Internship

Monarch and Pollinator Internship

REPORTS TO: Naturalist

HOURS OF POSITION: 5-15 hours per week, Flexibility available

STATUS: Internship (unpaid), mid June-August

DATE REVISED: January 2020

BACKGROUND: 

This position will be responsible for  monarch rearing, plant care and data collection for the interactive hoop house that is open to the public. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Being trained on how to rear and care for monarch butterflies through their entire life cycle and multigenerational timelines 
  • Interacting with public as they visit the hoop house
  • Weeding and mulching plants to ensure their survival
  • Identify and remove aphids and other pests from the enclosures 
  • Keeping accurate records and log books
  • Maintain a regular schedule for data collection and butterfly release
  • Feed caterpillars and butterflies
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to follow data collection protocols 
  • Energetic, professional demeanor, positive attitude and motivation. 
  • Adept at identifying and solving problems.  
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Be able to work outside in various weather conditions and 
  • Apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives safely. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be enrolled in or have a degree in: landscape, ecology, parks and natural resources, environmental studies, or a related field. (Preferred)
  • Willingness to learn, share and teach others about pollinators and the importance of native species. 
  • Basic understanding of pollinators and insects and their importance in an ecosystem.
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted.  

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, your resume, and 3 references electronically to:  jobs@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

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