Nature Center Host/Interpreter


The Nature Center Host/Interpreter will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Center at the proposed Nature Study Area through the development of exhibits and educational material, providing information to community members regarding restoration efforts, and lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland.

Position Description

The AmeriCorps Nature Center Host/Interpreter will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in communicating the importance of restoration through the development and implementation of environmental education exhibits and events, interacting with Nature Center visitors, and leading interpretive tours of the property.

Service Dates: April 2021 - August 2021

This position is a reduced half-time AmeriCorps State/National position. 

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;

  • Develop and implement Nature Center exhibits;

  • Develop relationships with Nature Study Area visitors;

  • Lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland;

  • Provide information to visitors about the restoration project;

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers;

  • Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks


  • Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience;

  • Preferred: Customer Service experience

Compensation and Benefits

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $1,100/month and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,360.00.

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Wetland Restoration Program Director Elena Larsen at

Visit the TMPF website, or email/call Elena at 775.576.4568 for more information.

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