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ORGANIZATION: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Position Summary: The Natural Areas Program manages a system of nature preserves totaling over 12,000 acres across Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to identify and protect the best remnants of native habitats present in the Lake Erie and upper Ohio River drainage prior to settlement. As such, data management and geographic data collection is critical to our work. The Volunteer GIS Technician will assist Natural Areas Staff in the gathering, processing, analyzing, and organizing of GIS data and other field data.

Responsibilities:

· Assisting with the creation of GIS maps for use in the field

· Providing assistance and advice as it pertains to GIS software and hardware usage

· Assisting with calibrating and trouble-shooting GIS hardware and software.

· Assisting with developing and updating a geodatabase for the purposes of organizing and expanding the Museum’s digital resources.

· Assisting with integrating the data collection and data management efforts of the Natural Areas Division with that of the Research and Collections Division and others within CMNH.

Requirements:

· Must have strong GIS skills including an understanding of ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, and Field Maps.

· Must have experience working within a geodatabase.

· Must be familiar with the use of MS Office software, namely MS Excel and MS Word.

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About CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Location:

1 WADE OVAL DR, CLEVELAND, OH 44106, US

Mission Statement

To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.

Description

The Museum is currently in the midst of a transformation. We are pioneering a new model for natural history museums through an expansion, complete reinstallation of our exhibits, and development of new public spaces.
At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, we believe that discovery starts with you. Explore our exhibits, meet our wild animals, take a hike, join a class-all while creating meaningful memories. We make science relatable by cultivating your curiosity. When you visit the Museum, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deep into the past in our dinosaur hall, discover the outer reaches of the Universe through our astronomy programs, and experience natural wonders in outdoor galleries.
Beyond the Museum campus, we protect more than 11,000 acres through our Natural Areas Program. These areas represent the remarkable biological diversity that was once widespread throughout the region.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Computers & Technology
Environment
Animals, Computers & Technology, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

44060

(41.71288,-81.36121)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Computer Science
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • one shift weekly or biweekly for a minimum of 3 months

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