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NH Audubon, a nonprofit statewide membership organization, is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. Independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon has offered programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education since 1914. The mission of New Hampshire Audubon is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

Listed below are the current full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions available at New Hampshire Audubon.

Now hiring for:
PROGRAM NATURALIST – NEWFOUND CENTER (seasonal)
CAMP ASSISTANT COUNSELOR (seasonal)
CAMP COUNSELOR (seasonal)
CAMP COUNSELOR PRE-K and LIT Director (seasonal)
CAMP COUNSELOR PRE-K (seasonal)
TRIP LEADER EXPLORERS (seasonal)
FISH SEASON NATURALIST – AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS (seasonal)


TITLE: PROGRAM NATURALIST- NEWFOUND CENTER

LOCATION: Newfound Center – Hebron, NH (on Newfound Lake)

HOURS: 40 hours per week, seasonal part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position, housing available

SCHEDULE: Days vary according to center needs; season includes mid-June through early September. Includes some evening and weekend hours. Schedule to be determined.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon (NHA): to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by developing and leading adult and family naturalist programs throughout the summer utilizing the three sanctuary properties, Newfound Lake, and other nearby natural settings.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Newfound Center Director

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES:

Ensure effective and efficient general educational support for the Newfound Center in order to generate a positive influence in the community by:

  • Leading interpretive hikes and hands-on discovery activities for children, adults and families.
  • Leading canoe tours on Newfound Lake.
  • Planning and implementing outreach naturalist programs.
  • Assisting with promotion of programs
  • Creating exhibits for the Newfound Center.
  • Performing trail maintenance as needed.
  • Organizing, maintaining and inventorying program equipment.
  • Greeting and assisting visitors to the Center with general orientation, NHA membership, canoe and kayak rentals and trail information.
  • Performing animal care and assisting with maintenance records.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Indoor & outdoor environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Environmental Studies or Natural Sciences preferred.

Experience: Three to five years experience working with the general public in situations requiring an array of different skills with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions. Interpretive and public speaking experience. Canoe and kayak paddling experience. Knowledge of the local environment a plus. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC First Responder or RTE certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization. Must have the ability to multi-task in a hectic environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting about 50 lbs. and transporting and handling canoes and kayaks. Must be able to climb stairs and navigate outdoor terrain which includes steep and rocky terrain, lake environment as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under pressure and be able to function in a fast paced indoors and diverse outdoors environment. Ability to participate in moderately active programming including hiking, kayaking and canoeing as necessary.

DATE:  February 2017

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Ruth Smith
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-9909 ext. 315

Email: rsmith@nhaudubon.org – Subject “NF Naturalist”

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TITLE: CAMP ASSISTANT COUNSELOR

LOCATION: Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour unpaid lunch, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid).  Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.

SCHEDULE: Seasonal, full-time position from June 19 through August 18, 2017 (9 weeks total including 1 week of staff training and 8 weeks of camp).

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, assisting with camp coordination of daily nature based activities, supervising campers during extended care programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with development and implementation daily environmental activities for 6-9 year old campers.
  • Supervises and maintains responsibility for camper safety and well-being.
  • Assists with plan and materials preparation; and maintenance of program materials.
  • Submits written lesson plans to Director before each session.
  • Assists with planning and teaching all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers.
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.
  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs camper check-in and check-out of camp.
  • Provides activities and supervision for campers during extended care hours.
  • Provides feedback to parents of campers.
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Camp Director

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Outdoor camp setting; Excellent non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

Experience:  Must have experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Minimum age required:  18. Camp uniform (provided) required. Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Angie Krysiak
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
(603) 668-2045

Email: akrysiak@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE: CAMP COUNSELOR

LOCATION: Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid).  Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.

SCHEDULE: Seasonal – June 19-Aug 18, 2017 (9 weeks total including 1 week of staff training and 8 weeks of camp)

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, assisting with camp coordination of daily nature based activities, supervising campers during extended care programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements daily environmental activities for 6-9 year old campers.
  • Supervises and maintains responsibility for camper safety and well-being.
  • Assists with plan and materials preparation; and maintenance of program materials.
  • Submits written lesson plans to Director before each session.
  • Assists with planning and teaching all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers.
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.
  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs camper check-in and check-out of camp.
  • Provides activities and supervision for campers during extended care hours.
  • Provides feedback to parents of campers.
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Camp Director

WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Excellent non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

Experience: Must have experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Minimum age required:  18. Camp uniform (provided) required. Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

DATE: January 2017

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Angie Krysiak
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
(603) 668-2045

Email: akrysiak@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE: CAMP COUNSELOR – Pre-K and LIT Director

LOCATION: Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

HOURS: 4 weeks at 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, seasonal part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid).  5 weeks at 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid). Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.

SCHEDULE: Seasonal –9 total weeks-1 staff training (June 19-23) and 8 weeks of camp (June 26-Aug 18)

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, assisting with camp coordination of daily nature based activities, and by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities on nature and leadership for Leaders-In-Training (LIT).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements daily environmental activities for 4-6 year old campers.
  • Develops and implements daily leadership development activities for 13-15 year old LITs.
  • Works with Assistant Director to supervise and educate LITs.
  • Supervises and maintains responsibility for camper safety and well-being.
  • Assists with plan and materials preparation; and maintenance of program materials.
  • Submits written lesson plans to Director before each session.
  • Assists with planning and teaching of all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers.
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.
  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs camper check-in and check-out of camp.
  • Provides feedback to camper parents.
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Camp Director

WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Excellent non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

Experience: Must have experience teaching children, preferably pre-school and pre-teen age groups and preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education and leadership development activities.  Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required.  Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Minimum age required:  18. Camp uniform (provided) required. Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

DATE:  January 2017

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Angie Krysiak
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
(603) 668-2045

Email: akrysiak@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE:  CAMP COUNSELOR – Pre-K

LOCATION: Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

HOURS: 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, seasonal part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid).  Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.

SCHEDULE: Seasonal –5 total weeks-1 staff training (June 19-23) and 4 weeks of camp (July 10-Aug 4)

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, and assisting with camp coordination of daily nature based activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements daily environmental activities for 4-6 year old campers.
  • Supervises and maintains responsibility for camper safety and well-being.
  • Assists with plan and materials preparation; and maintenance of program materials.
  • Submits written lesson plans to Director before each session.
  • Assists with planning and teaching of all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers.
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.
  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs camper check-in and check-out of camp.
  • Provides feedback to camper parents.
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Camp Director

WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Excellent non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

Experience: Must have experience teaching children, preferably pre-school age and preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities.  Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required.  Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Minimum age required:  18. Camp uniform (provided) required. Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

DATE: January 2017

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Angie Krysiak
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
(603) 668-2045

Email: akrysiak@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE: TRIP LEADER- EXPLORERS

LOCATION: Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)

HOURS: 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with a paid lunch. Non-exempt (hourly) position.

SCHEDULE: Seasonal –June 19-Aug 18, 2017; 1 week of staff training and 8 weeks of camp.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by co-leading groups of up to 13 campers (ages 10-12) for environmental day camp which includes driving a van and traveling to various locations within New Hampshire for environmental education immersion experiences with a focus on nature exploration, hiking, outdoor survival skills, wildlife monitoring, etc..

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement daily environmental activities and trips for campers
  • Supervise and be responsible for safety and well-being of campers
  • Submit written lesson plans to Camp Director before each camp session
  • Coordinate with places to be visited
  • Help maintain camp supplies and equipment
  • Provide first aid to campers, as needed
  • Perform check-in and check-out of campers
  • Provide feedback to parents of campers
  • Participate in evaluation and clean-up of camp at end of summer
  • Perform other duties as required

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Camp Director

WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Excellent non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or current college level coursework in environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field required.

Experience: Must have experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent preferred.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm necessary with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education desired. Ability to pass a criminal background and DMV check.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Must have a valid driver’s license and submit recent copy of driving record and be able to drive a 15 passenger van. Minimum age required:  21. Camp uniform (provided) required. Will need to provide proof of a physical exam within the last two years.

DATE: January 2017

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest to

Angie Krysiak
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
(603) 668-2045

Email: akrysiak@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE: Fish Season Naturalist

LOCATION:  Amoskeag Fishways (Manchester, NH)

REPORTS TO: Fishways Executive Director

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt

START DATE: April, 2017

Summary Statement:

This seasonal position is valid from April 1 to July 1, 2017  Fish season naturalists will conduct 1 hour long tours of the fish ladder and visitor center for groups of 10-30 students and/or adults.  Fish season staff will answer telephones, assist with center cleaning and animal care as well as work on grounds and maintenance projects.  Position involves weekend work and occasional evenings.  A uniform shirt is provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 1 hour walking tours of the fish ladder and visitor center
  • Assist with special events
  • Greet visitors to the facility, answer telephones, and take program registrations
  • Light grounds maintenance associated with public areas outside the facility
  • Assist with center cleaning and animal care
  • Assist with special projects
  • Other duties as assigned

General Requirements:

An undergraduate degree is expected with excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable interacting with many types and ages of people. NH criminal background check required (paid for by Fishways).

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to climb stairs, lift moderately heavy items, work outdoors, walk up hills and operate a small elevator.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Helen Dalbeck, Executive Director
P.O. Box 330
Manchester, NH, 03105

FAX to (603) 644-4386 or email to hdalbeck@nhaudubon.org

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We offer a competitive benefits package which includes a tax deferred retirement plan, health care plan, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation time*.

*Eligibility for benefits is based on hours requirements.

NH Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.