Visitor Center Host/Coordinator
The Nature Center Host/Coordinator will primarily assist in the development of the Rosewood Visitor Center at the Rosewood 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.
The AmeriCorps Visitor Center Host/Coordinator 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.
Timeline for Service: October 2021 - August 2022
Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;
Design, develop, and create Visitor Center exhibits;
Coordinate use of Visitor Center for programs and events;
Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers;
Develop relationships with Nature Study Area visitors;
Lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland;
Provide information to visitors about the restoration project;
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, Education, Environmental Science, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience;
Preferred: Customer Service experience
AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:
Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program described in §2522.110(b)(3) or (g);
Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award; OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation of the requirements in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) of this section based on an independent evaluation secured by the program demonstrating that the individual is not capable of obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent; or be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis and be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091);
Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Successfully pass the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) and National Sex Offender Program Registry check;
Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment
Bend, life, pull, and push
Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time
Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces
Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending on season)
Compensation and Benefits
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $11,294, loan forbearance for qualifying student loans, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,441.50.