Come Join The Riveredge Team

More than a nature center

We’ve build our legacy since 1968 as a pioneer in the areas of land restoration, research, and inquiry-based education throughout Wisconsin.

Supporting community

Today, Riveredge is reimagining the role of the nature center by empowering and supporting communities to live in harmony with their natural environment in a way that encourages exploration, adventure, and fun while contributing to the overall quality of life for our neighbors throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Be your authentic self

The Riveredge team values diversity – in who we are, in how we think, and how we accomplish audacious goals together. Everyone is invited to bring their authentic self to their work: their passions, their interest, their skills and talents.  We strive to build and demonstrate a growth mindset; we learn from each other and continually seek to get better in our positions, and as people, every day. We promote equity, support one other, and build diverse teams where each member can bring their unique strengths with them to the table.

Open Positions

Conservation Manager Full-Time

The Conservation Manager will work as part of the Riveredge Nature Center (RNC) team of staff and volunteers.  This position is responsible for the successful implementation of property management plans and stewardship activities for Riveredge Nature Center properties and covenants.  The position also works with a variety of stakeholders including landowners, conservation organizations, government agencies and the general public.  In addition, this position is involved in many aspects of day-to-day operations of the Center’s conservation activities.  A successful Conservation Manager at RNC will have a philosophy which is conducive to both environmental protection and usage of the land for visitor and educational experiences.

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Interested? We can’t wait to hear from you! Please send your cover letter and resume to Matt Smith, Director of Research & Conservation at

Buildings and Grounds Summer Assistant Seasonal

Do you love working outdoors? Do you appreciate a job well done? Riveredge Nature Center is looking for motivated and hard-working individuals to help us care for the buildings and grounds of our 452-acre nature sanctuary and environmental education center from May to October, 20-40 hours per week.

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Interested? We can’t wait to hear from you! Please send your cover letter and resume to Keith Hiestand, Senior Facility Manager at

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