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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The site consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and environmental education resources year round for youth and youth leaders. The center rests on 310 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. This wooded property is considered one of the few remaining “old growth” natural areas of the state. The rock cliffs, shady canyons, caves and sandy beaches feature a variety of flora, fauna and unique geologic and cultural history.

Currently accepting applications for the following positions:


For more information on each position please see the links below:

School Year Teaching Naturalist       Summer Teaching Naturalist       

Research Naturalist


E-mail your cover letter, resumè and three references to:

Max Myers
Program Director
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
N194 County Road N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965   
(608) 254-6461 x202

Building & Grounds Supervisor

Upham Woods is hiring a full time Building & Grounds Supervisor. This employee reports, under general supervision, to the Center Director, and will be primarily responsible for, (including but not limited to):
– Managing a preventative building maintenance program
– Maintenance, repair, and custodial activities
– Maintaining fleet vehicles
– Planning and carrying out seasonal transition tasks
– Transporting equipment to support Upham’s Outpost program

In addition to these direct service tasks, 10% of this position will be spent on Maintenance and Custodial Schedule Planning and 10% spent on Risk Assessment and Mitigation, as well as other Administrative duties.

Applications must be received online through the UW Extension jobs portal. Go to: http://www.uwex.edu/about/careers/jobs and look for “Upham Woods Building & Grounds Supervisor” for a full job description; scroll to the bottom and click Apply.

Applications must be received online by February 11, 2018. For questions regarding this position, please contact Justin Hougham, justin.hougham@ces.uwex.edu.


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