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Jobs & Volunteering

Professional Naturalist Fellowship

Now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Fellowship!


Summary:  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school dedicated to fostering awareness, enhancing respect, and promoting personal responsibility for the natural world. Eagle Bluff has trained naturalists and educators since 1997.  As one of 12 participants in the fellowship, naturalists develop teaching, interpretive, and public relations techniques, plus many other skills related to residential environmental education.  Participants are exposed to a wide variety of audiences and classes during the course.   They learn through direct teaching experience, guided by staff support, professional workshops, and a series of evaluations throughout the year.


Duration: 10 positions run August 15, 2016 through August 6, 2017




  • Attendance at two-week training period and ongoing naturalist training seminars.
  • Coordinate and lead residential and day-use programs for visiting groups.
  • Teach large and small group in environmental, adventure, and cultural programs.
  • Attend staff meetings and other professional workshops.
  • Assistance with program development and other areas as needed by a growing, non-profit school.



  • B.A. or B.S. degree, related field preferred.
  • Experience working with children.
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn.
  • Live in provided on-site housing.
  • Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification.
  • Comfortable in moving water, able to hike long distances, and willing to operate and participate in high ropes courses and rock climbing wall.



  • $850 monthly stipend, plus room and board provided for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Extensive trainings and certifications led by knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly staff.
  • 500+ hours of teaching experience in classes and summer camps, while working with a wide variety of students of all ages.
  • Opportunity to earn a Certificate in Environmental Education from Hamline University, Firearms Safety from the MN DNR, and Certified Interpretive Guide training through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  • Over 800 acres of prairies, hardwood forests, rivers and ponds, with access to high ropes courses, indoor rock climbing, archery, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, canoeing, and nine miles of hiking trails.
  • Living and working in beautiful southeastern Minnesota with 11 other naturalists who love the outdoors!

Closing Date:  Application process will close when all 10 positions are filled.    


To Apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, most recent college transcript, completed application (available online or upon request), and contact information for at least three references to:


Fellowship Program Coordinator

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Drive

Lanesboro, MN 55949


Ph: 507.467.2437

Toll Free: 888.800.9538 (MN, IA, WI)


Full-time Campus Housekeeping

This position is responsible for cleaning and light maintenance of our dormitory and classroom buildings.  Candidates should be capable of physical jobs like vacuuming, cleaning windows, bunk beds, and bathroom facilities.  Other duties include mowing, snow removal, painting, and basic computer operation.

Mail, fax, or e-mail resume to Eagle Bluff, Attn: Don Schoepski, 28097 Goodview Dr., Lanesboro, MN 55949.  Phone: (507) 467-2437.  Fax: 467-3583.  E-mail: operations@eagle-bluff.org  For more information about Eagle Bluff, visit our website at

www.eagle-bluff.org  Application deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Food Service Personnel

Summary:  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school dedicated to fostering awareness, enhancing respect, and promoting personal responsibility for the natural world. The  food service staff at Eagle Bluff works as a team to provide meals and snacks to participants of a wide variety of groups including our residential school program, summer camps, weekend retreats, banquets, wedding receptions, picnics, and more out of our 1,500 square foot kitchen­.


Hours: Part-time, year-round with full-time opportunities. Typical shift is either 6:00am-2:30pm or 10:00am-6:30pm during the week. Hours may vary slightly on the weekends for banquets and special events.



  • Cook and bake from established recipes
  • Create unique dishes from seasonal and available ingredients
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary workspace
  • Serve meals on the cafeteria line
  • Coach dishwashing volunteers
  • Assist with receiving and shelving inventory
  • Depending on shift, help open or close
  • Staff are occasionally asked to help in other departments
  • Represent Eagle Bluff with a positive, helpful attitude
  • Prepare options for guests with dietary restictions



  • Work as a team or independently
  • Available on weekends
  • Lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Foodservice experience preferred



  • Access to Eagle Bluff equipment and facilities
  • Eagle Bluff is closed on holidays
  • Tips at events with bussing service
  • Opportunity to earn Food Manager certification
  • Full-time includes health insurance, PTO, retirement, life insurance, paid holidays


To Apply: call Eagle Bluff at 507-467.2437 or send an email to foodservice@eagle-bluff.org

Summer Outdoor Program Internship - Positions filled for 2016

Position Overview:

Four Outdoor Program interns will be responsible for assisting in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for program participants. Half of the position focuses on experiences with our summer camp program, with the other half within outdoor adventure education programs.


Primary Summer Camp Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students
  • Supervise or co-supervise campers on-site and on field trips while participating and encouraging participation of all campers in daily activities
  • Ensure campers are aware of rules and daily activities
  • Assist in planning and implementing daily activities that fits camper needs and interests
  • Assist with set-up and tear-down of activities
  • Oversee meal times and snack breaks
  • Act as a role model and mentor to all campers
  • Other duties as assigned


Primary Outdoor Education Responsibilities:


  • Assist with Outdoor Education classes which may include high ropes courses, rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and navigational skills
  • Help campers and guests with issues that may arise
  • Serve as a substitute in the absence of a Naturalist or Instructor
  • Assist with enforcement of policies and procedures of our residential facility
  • Act as a point person and/or instructor for non-camp groups (both day and residential)
  • Assume equal share of housekeeping and maintenance duties




  • Able to commit to June 12– August 12, 2016, with vacation July 2–6
  • Currently enrolled as a full time college student (with the completion of at least sophomore year) or recent college graduate
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Interest in, and prior experience working with, youth in an outdoor setting
  • Exhibit characteristics such as: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, positive attitude, self-motivation, creativity, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to problem-solve and think on their feet
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time
  • Able to work long hours, five-six days a week with little time off




  • Internship credit
  • $850 stipend for the duration of the summer
  • Housing provided on-site – includes WIFI, access to Laundry
  • Food provided as meals in the Dining Hall or kitchen staples
  • Access to Eagle Bluff’s adventure gear
  • Firearms Safety Certification
  • Professional purchase discounts


To Apply (rolling basis): Complete the online application (below), and send resume and contact information for three references to:

Jenna Moon, Summer Camps Coordinator


28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN 55949