Building and Grounds Technician

Working at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (PWELC), you’ll discover more than a job --- you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to steward natural resources and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. The Building and Grounds Technician is responsible for maintenance, repair and cleaning duties of PWELC’s buildings and grounds, ensuring reliable operations of the facilities, grounds and equipment. Work will be done mostly independently but is under the supervision of the Building and Grounds Coordinator. 

Position Status: Non-Exempt 
Part Time Flexible: 15-30 hours/week depending on program volume and facility use. 
Hourly Pay Range: $18.11-$20.67 
This position will remain open until it is filled. 
To Apply, Submit Resume to: 
Attn: Executive Director 
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center 
12718 10th Street NE 
Spicer, Minnesota 56288 
Or Email: prairiewoods@prairiewoodselc.org 
For more information call (320) 354-5894 

Environmental Education Facilitator

Working at PWELC, you’ll discover more than a job --- you’ll enjoy the opportunity to be outdoors, have fun, and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Gain valuable experience as a member of the staff at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, in scenic Spicer, Minnesota. Prairie Woods offers diverse experiences in environmental education, a challenge course, and outdoor recreation. We are all about learning to live well with self, others, and the environment. 

A recent PWELC team member, Kelsie Rustad said: 
 “Working at PWELC has been an amazing experience! I have had the opportunity to gain confidence in myself and continuously grow as a person. Working with diverse groups of people as well as connecting others with each other and the environment has been extremely rewarding. I am beyond grateful for PWELC and the wonderful staff on shaping the person I am today.”

  • On the Job Training Provided
  • On-Call position - you choose which programs you will work, based on program and individual needs.
  • Deliver programs to diverse groups, pre-school through senior citizen;
  • You will be trained to assist with and lead a variety of activities such as: 
    • Pond Study
    • Trees
    • Prairies
    • Insects Safari
    • Mammals, Predator & Prey
    • Cross-Country skiing and snowshoeing
    • Fat-tire biking and more;
  • Train to work on the Challenge Course, with high events and a climbing wall;
  • Assist with materials, equipment, curriculum, and background research
Desired qualifications:​
  • Ability to speak and effectively engage groups
  • Experience working with children or young people;
  • Love of the outdoors, and sharing the outdoors with others;
  • Knowledge of nature and awareness of environmental issues;
  • Ability to do physically strenuous outdoor activities.
Compensation: $15-$18/hour

Kory Klebe
Environmental Education Coordinator
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
More information about PWELC at www.prairiewoodselc.org


Environmental Education Internship 

A Prairie Woods internship offers diverse experiences in environmental education and outdoor recreation, as well as connections with a community of educators who support your learning process. Internships are available for the spring and summer seasons.
E-mail Kory with a letter of interest and resume:  kory.k@prairiewoodselc.org