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.
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).
Summary:This position is based out of EITHER our Massabesic Center located in Auburn, NH OR our McLane Center in Concord, NH and 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.
Location: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH)
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 pm, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid). Daily hours may vary due to camp needs.
Schedule: Seasonal – June 13-Aug 19, 2022 (10 weeks total including 1 week of staff training, 8 weeks of camp, and 1 week of camp closeout)
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 supervising campers during extended care programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leadership: Reports to the Camp Director
Working Conditions: Outdoor camp setting; excellent non-smoking environment.
Education: Basic understanding of biology/ecology/geology (high school level life or earth sciences) required. College level coursework in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field preferred. Training regarding effective outdoor education teaching methods and site-specific opportunities for ecological learning will be provided.
Experience: Eagerness and excitement to share basic facts about biology/ecology in fun, interactive ways is required. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have American Red Cross or American Heart Association Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC Water Safety Instructor certification or equivalent desirable. Experience teaching children, preferably in a camp setting and demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities is 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. Applicants 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. Camp uniform (provided) required.
Minimum age required: 16 (with reliable transportation).
Date Posted: January 10, 2022
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter via email with the subject line “Outdoor Educator Application” to Shelby Morelli, Education Coordinator at [email protected]
In your email, please state your preferred camp location (Concord or Auburn). We will try to accommodate preferences, but may ask educators to shift to another location based on staffing availability.
We will be hiring eight Outdoor Educators at each location for the 2022 Summer Camp Season. We hope that you will be one of them!
New Hampshire Audubon is looking for 16 Outdoor Educators and 2 Assistant Camp Directors who have a passion for wildlife and the outdoors! We provide a positive, fun working environment with plenty of opportunities to develop new leadership and teaching skills. Our Outdoor Educator and Assistant Camp Director positions will provide you with the tools and training to lead nature camp programming, provide effective child management, and teach in an outdoor setting. NH Audubon believes in an inquiry-based, student led approach to our teaching methods which is aimed at promoting curiosity of the natural world. If you enjoy a friendly and fast-paced work environment with plenty of chances to grow please apply now!
The Outdoor Educator 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 supervising campers during extended care programs.
Open positions are listed above. Please check back for future opportunities. If you would like to get involved with NH Audubon, please consider volunteering.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.