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.
Volunteer Coordinator – Full-time
Volunteers are a vital part of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center team. Each year, nearly 800 individuals contribute thousands of hours improving habitats, assisting visitors, aiding in educational programs, and more. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of the Center’s volunteer program and will serve as the key person on the frontline of visitor relations. This role includes the recruiting, orientation, placement, and training of volunteer prospects; the planning, scheduling, and implementation of work teams; and the recognition and celebration of volunteer efforts. The Volunteer Coordinator works with the Development, Education, Land Stewardship, and Marketing teams to ensure the volunteer corps meets the strategic needs of the Center. The Volunteer Coordinator’s work schedule will require flexibility and will include occasional evening and weekend hours during special events. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Director of Development.
Nature Preschool Director – Full-time
The Nature Preschool Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Nature Preschool. The Director ensures that the preschool is operating within the policies and procedures of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and within the licensing requirements set by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
The Director serves on the Center’s Leadership Team and works with the Executive Director and members of the Board to develop a long-term strategic plan for the Nature Preschool. The Director is a participating member of the Wisconsin Nature-based Early Childhood Association, sharing resources and ideas with other nature-based early childhood educators and administrators from throughout the region. The position reports to the Executive Director.
Summer Land Steward – Seasonal
One of the three pillars of our mission is to conserve our land’s diverse habitats, including prairies, wetlands, forests, and Lake Michigan shoreline. Schlitz Audubon is looking for a full-time LTE Summer Land Steward to take a role in conservation and land management activities. The primary purpose of the position is to restore and conserve the land using established best management practices. The Summer Land Steward will help train and supervise volunteers and interns in invasive species removal, restoration plantings, and other essential land management projects. They will provide support to the Center’s Land Manager and Land Stewardship Coordinator and help implement Schlitz Audubon’s Conservation Plan, while gaining professional skills related to the management and restoration of the Center’s lands. This position reports to the Director of Conservation.
Weekend Naturalist – Part-time
The Weekend Naturalist will share Schlitz Audubon’s mission by providing environmental education and information to the Center’s weekend visitors.