Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

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).

Open Positions at NH Audubon

Assitant Camp Director – Seasonal

Summary: This position is based out of EITHER the Massabesic Center located in Auburn, NH OR the 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 supporting and providing leadership for our summer camp experiences.  

 

TITLE: Assistant Camp Director  

 

LOCATION: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH) 

 

Pay Rate: $15.00/hour

 

HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm (1-hour unpaid lunch break), seasonal full-time, non-exempt. 

 

SCHEDULE: June 12-Aug 25, 2023 (11 weeks total includes 9 weeks of camp plus training and wrap-up). 

 

FUNCTION:

This position is a leadership role to facilitate NH Audubon’s summer camp experience and will entail planning and conducting daily lessons and activities in environmental education topics, implementation of daily nature-based activities, and supervision of campers, ranging in ages from 4-15, during the entirety of the camp day. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Attends all training sessions prior to the camp season 
  • Assists with and leads staff training 
  • Develops and monitors activities 
  • Organizes and reviews camper forms and maintains camper records 
  • Coordination of ‘Leaders in Training’ program 
  • Recommends purchases and maintains camp supplies and equipment 
  • Oversees daily camp operations including staff supervision 
  • Coordinates special events and special guests 
  • Leads camper groups during instructor absences 
  • Assists instructors with lesson development 
  • Acts as liaison and maintains good relationship with the campers’ parents 
  • Coordinates all programs and activities 
  • Ensure compliance with NH’s COVID safety guidelines for summer camps 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

 

LEADERSHIP: Reports to Camp Director 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Non-smoking environment. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education: High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field preferred. 

 

Experience: Must have experience working in a camp setting and teaching children ages 4-15; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities.  Proven leadership and supervisory experience required. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have American Red Cross or American Heart Association Standard First Aid certification, CPR certification or equivalent, Medication Administration in Early Care and Education Settings course or willingness to obtain certifications prior to the start of camp. Must complete new Camp Director training if new to position. 

 

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 are necessary. Minimum age required: 18.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and can provide COVID vaccination card at orientation. Camp uniform required (provided). 

 

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 25 lbs.  

 

Minimum age required: 18

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the Position Title “Assistant Camp Director/Outdoor Educator/Camp Counselor” and camp location “Concord/Auburn” in the subject heading. 

Outdoor Educator – Seasonal

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 supporting our summer camp experiences.  

 

Location: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH) 

 

Pay Rate: $14.00/hour 

 

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (1-hour unpaid lunch break), seasonal full-time, non-exempt 

 

Schedule: June 12-Aug 25, 2023 (11 weeks total includes 9 weeks of camp plus training and wrap-up) 

 

Function: This position will entail planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers in environmental education topics, implementation of daily nature-based activities, and supervision of campers, ranging in ages from 4-15, during the entirety of the camp day.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Attends all training sessions prior to the camp season. 
  • Develops and implements daily environmental activities for 4-5 and/or 6-12 year old campers. 
  • Submits written lesson plans to Camp Director before each session. 
  • Assists with planning and teaching all camp environmental lessons and activities for campers. 
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully to campers and parents.  
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to Camp Director, Camp Counselors, and fellow Outdoor Educators on camper behavior, safety, and other camp activity feedback. 
  • Oversees and maintains responsibility for camper safety, well-being, and fun, alongside Camp Counselors, including camper check-in and check-out procedures. 
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed. 
  • Maintains program supplies in good condition. Performs facility and supply cleaning duties as assigned. 
  • Will participate in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session. 
  • Ensures compliance with NH’s COVID safety guidelines for summer camps. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Leadership: Reports to the Camp Director 
  • Working Conditions: Outdoor camp setting; excellent non-smoking environment. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

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, implement, and lead creative environmental education activities is required. 

 

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, with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education is necessary. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and can provide COVID vaccination card at orientation. 

 

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 25 lbs.  Camp uniform required (will be provided).  

 

Minimum age required: 18 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the Position Title “Assistant Camp Director/Outdoor Educator/Camp Counselor” and camp location “Concord/Auburn” in the subject heading.

Camp Counselor – Seasonal

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 supporting our summer camp experiences.  

 

Location: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH) 

 

Pay Rate: $12.00/Hour 

 

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (1-hour unpaid lunch break), seasonal full-time, non-exempt 

 

Schedule: June 12-Aug 25, 2023 (11 weeks total includes 9 weeks of camp plus training and wrap-up) 

 

Function: This position will entail coordinating daily lessons and activities for campers in environmental education topics, assisting with implementation of daily nature-based activities, and supervision of campers, ranging in ages from 4-15 during entirety of the camp day. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Attends all training sessions prior to the camp season. 
  • Oversees and maintains responsibility for camper safety, well-being, and fun. 
  • Provides first aid to campers as needed.  
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully to campers. 
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to Camp Director, Outdoor Educators, and fellow Camp Counselors on camper behavior, safety, and other camp activity feedback. 
  • Prepares and implements pre-planned activities and materials. 
  • Maintains program supplies in good condition. 
  • Performs facility and supply cleaning duties as assigned. 
  • Participates in camp evaluation and cleanup at the end of the session. 
  • Ensures compliance with NH’s COVID-19 safety guidelines for summer camps. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Leadership: Reports to the Camp Director 
  • Working Conditions: Outdoor camp setting; excellent non-smoking environment. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education: Basic understanding of biology/ecology/geology (high school level life or earth sciences) required. 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. Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting and demonstrated ability to implement and lead creative activities.  

 

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, with a sincere interest in the natural environment or education is necessary. Applicants older than 18 must be able to pass a criminal background check. Applicants younger than 18 require two letters of recommendation from non-relative individuals. Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and can provide COVID vaccination card at orientation. 

 

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 25 lbs.  Camp uniform required (will be provided).  

 

Minimum age required: 16 (with reliable transportation). 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the Position Title “Assistant Camp Director/Outdoor Educator/Camp Counselor” and camp location “Concord/Auburn” in the subject heading.

Open positions will be listed above. Please check back for future opportunities. If you would like to get involved with NH Audubon, please consider volunteering.