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.
Program Naturalist (Seasonal)
at Newfound Audubon Center- Hebron, NH
Seasonal, hourly position 25 to 36 hours per week. Anticipated schedule: Weekends 8 am to 4 pm and Mondays through Wednesdays 10:00 am to 4 pm. Two hours on Tuesday evenings. Anticipated employment June 14, 2015 through September 7, 2015. Housing might be available. $11.00/hr.
- Leading weekend interpretive hikes and hands-on discovery activities for adults and families.
- Leading weekly canoe tours on Newfound Lake.
- Planning and implementing outreach naturalist 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, book sales and trail information.
- Assisting visitors with canoe and kayak rentals.
- Performing animal care and assisting with maintenance records.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Environmental Studies or Natural Sciences preferred. Degree in progress is acceptable.
- 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.
- 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.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, a high degree of organization, good problem solving skills, and
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to develop a good rapport and positive relations with the public.
- Ability to multi-task in a hectic environment with the flexibility to accommodate frequent changes, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Must be able to speak clearly in English.
- Position requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 lbs.
- Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable participating in moderately active programming including hiking and canoeing as necessary.
Please submit cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301; or submit via email to email@example.com
Seasonal Camp Positions at the Massabesic Center
To apply for any camp position at the Massabesic Center: please send resume and cover letter stating position(s) of interest to:
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
All positions are seasonal, non-exempt (hourly), June 15 through August 14 (except for Pre-K Counselors) with 1 week of training and 8 weeks of camp. Scheduled hours may vary depending on camp needs.
All positions require:
- Ability to pass a criminal records check. Trip Leaders and Assistant Camp Director are also required to pass a DMV background check.
- 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.
- ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC WSI certification or equivalent desirable.
- 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.
- experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree or current college level coursework in environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field.
HOURS: 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with a paid lunch.
Minimum age of 18 but 21 preferred.
Co-lead groups of up to 13 campers (ages 10-12) for environmental day camp which includes driving a 15 passenger van (training provided) 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
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.