Now Hiring: A unique opportunity for science communicators

Our friends over at Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Water Rocks! (WR!) have a position open right now that you may want to take a look at. They’re hiring a Communications and Outreach Specialist for their programs – which sounds pretty standard, right? But there are so many reasons this job is unlike others in the same category.

  1. ILF and WR! are high energy programs with a small team that works very closely together. The right person for this job will appreciate working along side others and sharing knowledge and skills to achieve program goals.
  2. This communicator will not just spread information – they will have the opportunity to teach others (especially children) about natural resources. The Communications and Outreach Specialist won’t just be stuck in an office all day – they’ll get to mix it up by attending some of the many events ILF and WR! put on in schools, at fairs and other public places.
  3. This position isn’t just limited to communications – they’ll get to get their hands dirty by doing some agricultural field work. Now that’s something most communications jobs don’t offer.

If you or someone you know is passionate about natural resources, appreciates and understands scientific concepts, is great at engaging others, and thrives in a team environment, this might just be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Really important things to know:

-This job requires a bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience
-Applications are being accepted until 10/25/15
-You can apply online through Iowa State’s employment website

The position description is available online. We look forward to meeting our new colleague (wherever/whoever they are!) and wish ILF and WR! a happy hiring experience!

Side note: Iowa Water Center Rick Cruse participated this week in the ILF podcast series Conservation Chat – look for his interview coming soon.