Careers & Internships
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center conserves our land’s diverse habitats on Lake Michigan and provides meaningful experiences and environmental education for all. Located nine miles north of downtown Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Center offers six miles of trails that take visitors through 185 unique acres of forests, wetlands, restored prairies, ravines, bluffs, and a shoreline beach. Annually, Schlitz Audubon serves over 150,000 visitors and nearly 27,000 children who participate in our nature science programs. Over 150 preschoolers are enrolled throughout the school year in our nationally-recognized preschool. In addition, thousands of adults and families attend our educational programs year-round. The Center building received the first Gold LEED certification award in the State of Wisconsin. Schlitz Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has a wide variety of employment opportunities for individuals who are enthusiastic, hard-working, and dedicated to supporting our mission. Our staff is the foundation of the Center.
The Director of Conservation and Land Management oversees all conservation and land management activities for the Center. As a member of the leadership team, the person in this role is responsible for implementing the annual conservation goals in concert with the Center’s Strategic Plan. This encompasses Schlitz Audubon’s main Center as well as on the 40-acre Cleaver property three miles west of the Center. The primary purpose of the position is to restore and conserve diverse habitats using current best practices with a focus on invasive species removal and restoration of native plants to provide critical migratory stopover and year-round habitat for all wildlife. Conservation and land management work will be done with the additional objective of using the land and the work as an educational platform for the community and providing inspiring and meaningful experiences for our visitors. The Director of Conservation and Land Management has the unique opportunity to oversee the most compelling geographical features of the property, including water and wetlands, our diverse array of habitats, our position along the tension zone, and our location as a birding hotspot on the Mississippi Flyway.
Grants Specialist | Part-time
We seek a grant writer who will play a key role in achieving the three aspects of our mission: conservation, education, and visitor experience. Strategic and creative, our new grant writer will oversee all aspects of the grant acquisition function for the Center. With a strong eye on the mission of the Center, this person will write funding proposals and impact reports, conduct grant stewardship activity, manage the annual grant pipeline, scout new grant opportunities, and work closely with key departments. This work will directly benefit our diverse habitats, expand our educational offerings to new populations, and support our raptor and animal ambassador program. Our grant writer will also help coordinate the annual Gala, our largest fundraiser of the year.
Our Visitor Services Assistant welcomes and admits all visitors by checking membership cards and collecting daily fees. Provides high-quality customer service by providing information regarding the Center’s land, educational programs, memberships, and any other information that will enhance the visitor’s experience.