Jobs for the Styrian Nature Park regions
A successful project starts into its 9th year
After seven successful years, the non-profit employment project "Jobs for the Styrian Nature Park regions" is starting into its 8th year on 1st May 2007.
In this project year, 21 people are going to participate in different ways in the development of the Styrian Nature Park regions for the maximum of one year.
The 21 new Nature Park employees will have to fulfil various duties. Their work includes landscape maintenance, mentoring exhibitions and public relation work in Nature Park centres. Additional duties include supporting the Nature Park centre Vivarium at the Grebenzen as well as the support and coordination of special projects. (Nature Park Almenland, Association of Austrian Nature Parks)
A very important aspect of their work is customer care in the Nature Parks. The nature park custodian is guiding the visitors through the park, making their visit an unforgettable experience. Through an interactive way of understanding and experiencing nature, the interplay between nature and culture is demonstrated and made comprehensible.
The Nature Parks
The following Nature Parks are participating in the project: Grebenzen, Pöllauer Tal, Mürzer Oberland, Eisenwurzen and Almenland.
Further partners in the project are the Tourism Association Nature Park Grebenzen, the Burgverein Steinschloss in the Nature Park Grebenzen, the Nature Park Centre Vivarium at the Nature Park Grebenzen, the Tourism Association Mürzer Oberland, the Drehscheibe Bioregion Murau and the Association of Austrian Nature Parks.
The project has the aim of equal positioning and further development of the four basic pillars of Nature Parks which are recreation, education, protection and regional development.
Additionally the project is giving people the possibility of a new working field in the Nature Park region.
The persons employed in the project are contributing to the further development of the "model regions for sustainable development in rural areas" in the Styrian Nature Park regions.
The budget for the project is 800.000 €, financed by the AMS Styria, the Styrian body for scientific, environmental and cultural projects (St:WUK), the province of Styria (economy promotion) and resources of the participating Nature Parks and project partners.
Regular Employee Meetings
During the project year, participants of various projects have the chance to meet at regular events in order to get to know each other and exchange experiences.
Every meeting is held in another Styrian Nature Park so that the participants also have the chance to get to know the Nature Parks and the projects, which are being carried out.
The title of this year's meetings: Study-walk
The project employees can comment on various subjects related to working conditions in the course of a seminar series and can get to know different perspectives. Seminars on motivation, career planning, body work and creative elements of working are examples of the seminars that are on offer.
Mag. Dr. Andreas Kristl (Projektleiter)
Association of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ)
Tel: +43 (0) 316 / 318848-99
Fax: +43 (0) 316 / 318848-88