Current Job Openings

Ijams is looking to fill the following positions:



Ijams would not be Ijams without its dedicated volunteers. Each year, volunteers at Ijams log more than 10,000 hours of  time helping with educational programming, trail maintenance, visitor services and special events.

Volunteers support Ijams in many different ways:

  • Naturalists – Volunteer educators lead school group hikes, run public programs, set up touch tables and information booths, and much more. You don’t have to know every rock, tree and bird at Ijams; you just need to be enthusiastic and willing to share your love of the outdoors with others.
  • Grounds Maintenance – With more than 315 acres to care for, Ijams needs folks who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get dirty! Trail volunteers maintain more than 12 miles of trails throughout the park by mulching, weeding and removing invasive species.
  • Special Events – Volunteers are essential in helping Ijams put on some of the biggest and best events in East Tennessee. From the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival and Ijams River Rescue to Ijams’ largest fundraiser, Symphony in the Park, volunteers assist in every aspect of Ijams events. Every month has opportunities to help with events, big and small.
  • Behind the Scenes – In every nonprofit organization, “behind the scenes” volunteers are the unsung heroes. They answer the phones, help visitors navigate the trails, assist with office work and generally keep the place running smoothly.

Can you think of other creative uses for your talents? Let Ijams put your skills to work to make the world a better place!

To learn more about volunteering at Ijams, please contact Education Administrative Coordinator Lauren Bird at 865-577-4717 ex 135 or lbird@ijams.org.

Ijams Nature Center is an equal rights employer committed to diversity in staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, visitors and program participants without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Navitat Employment Opportunities

Navitat Knoxville is hiring Adventure Crew Members for the 2020 season, which starts March 6! If you enjoy being outdoors, love working with people and want to be up in the trees, this job is for you!