Seasonal Naturalist

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Job Location/Shift: This position is with Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, and will be located at Cuivre River State Park, 678 State Route 147, in Troy, Missouri. Position will be temporary, extending the length of the recreation season between April and September.  The work hours are flexible and negotiable; but includes weekends and holidays. Candidate shall be expected to work between 30 to 40 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours total during the length of the employment.

Why you’ll love this position:

Joining our naturalist team at Cuivre River State Park will give you an opportunity to experience and share the wide range of cultural and natural history resources within Cuivre River State Park.  The park features over 40 miles of trails, a large campground, a 55 acre lake, and significant natural and cultural resources.  You will be able to gain experience with providing resource stewardship, interpretive programming, and recreation experiences for park guests.  

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and provide interpretive programming for park visitors
  • Conduct resource stewardship activities such as exotic species control
  • Conduct scientific studies such as bumblebee surveys, floral surveys, and other biologic surveys
  • Provide recreation experiences such as paddling, archery, fishing, and more
  • Interact with park visitors at the Visitor Center
  • Assist with live animal care
  • Conduct trail maintenance

All you need for success:

Preferred Qualifications and Experience/Special Job Requirements

  • Education including at least one year of natural resources, interpretation, or related field including coursework in biology, botany, geology, history, etc.
  • Experience with public speaking and customer service
  • Experience with cash handling
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and hike over rough terrain and in all weather conditions.

If you have questions about this position please contact: 
Jamie Hubert at 636-528-7247 or



The State of Missouri is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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