Visitor Engagement Specialist – The Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary seeks a part-time Visitor Engagement Specialist. This position is a vital part of the daily operations of The Ridges Sanctuary. The Visitor Engagement Specialist is the first point of contact for visitors and members to the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. Each day, this position answers questions, shares the rich cultural history and natural history of The Ridges with visitors, and facilitates a meaningful volunteer experience for reception desk volunteers. This position is hired by the Executive Director and reports to the Nature Store Manager. The position is 16-24 hours per week and can be year-round or seasonal. Staffing the front desk one weekend day per week may be required.

The Ridges Sanctuary promotes positive environmental behaviors through impactful educational experiences, land protection and ecological research. The Ridges was established in 1937 after Albert Fuller, then Curator of Botany at the Milwaukee Public Museum, began spending a significant amount of time surveying the landscape. Fuller spearheaded a grassroots movement to protect this incredibly diverse property and establish Wisconsin’s first land trust. The Ridges now protects over 1,600 acres comprising fifteen discrete plant communities, 475 inventoried vascular plants, a Boreal Forest glacial relict, and twenty-nine of Wisconsin’s forty-nine native orchids. The Ridges has also established popular education programs for all ages, a nationally recognized Orchid Restoration Project, and welcomes over 35,000 visitors to the Nature Center each year. For more information please visit The Ridges Sanctuary website.

Please send cover letter and resume to Katie Krouse, Executive Director at Submissions will be reviewed as they are received.

ORGANIZATION: The Ridges Sanctuary