Regional job & internship board

Updated June 10, 2022

VHCB AmeriCorps Watershed Engagement Coordinator

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

Position term: September 7, 2022 - August 11, 2023

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $25,500 (pre-tax), and an education award of $6,495 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.

Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

To Apply: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

Application deadline: Applications due July 5th, 2022; however we will be reviewing and contacting applicants on a rolling basis. Early applications appreciated! Open until filled.

Summer Camp Leadership - Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

We are looking for camp leadership to oversee the waterfront programs and horse riding programs at a traditional overnight camp. Camp Farnsworth is overseen by the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains in Thetford, VT and runs from July 5th – August 12th. Room and Board is included in compensation. We can be flexible on live-in status for the right candidate.

As a member of the leadership team you are responsible for overseeing the specialty program area; checking safety equipment and training counselors in proper area procedures. If you’re patient, energetic but strict when needed, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities:

        • Plan outdoor activities or sports for groups of campers
        • Lead recreational and educational activities (such as water games, horseback riding and more)
        • Oversee children
        • Educate campers through games and explorations
        • Set up and maintain equipment
        • Address behavioral issues
        • Make sure all safety rules are followed
        • Keep accurate incident logs

Skills:

        • Proven experience as Camp Counselor or similar role working with children
        • Familiarity with camping and various outdoor activities
        • Patient and reliable
        • Organizational and communication skills
        • Energetic and positive personality
        • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (strength and stamina to follow strenuous activities like hiking, running, crouching)
        • First aid- and CPR-certified preferred
        • Current Lifeguard Certification (or interest in obtaining)
        • Experience with horses and barn management

Apply through Seven Days Job Portal.

Community Organizer - 350 Vermont

350VT is hiring a part-time Community Organizer to join our team of grassroots climate justice organizers! We’re looking for someone who has been involved in grassroots organizing before (volunteer or paid), and who brings a strong commitment to social justice and a deep justice analysis to their organizing and relationships, communicates and listens well, connects easily with a wide range of people, and thrives both collaborating closely with others and working independently.

The Community Organizer will build and strengthen the climate justice movement statewide. They will bring in new volunteers, support local volunteer teams around the state, develop volunteers’ leadership, organize events, contribute to policy research and campaign strategy, and build and maintain relationships with allies and partners. They will work closely with 350VT staff, board members, and volunteers in the context of a highly collaborative, continually evolving shared leadership structure.

Location: Vermont

Type: Part-time, 24 hours/week or about 3 days/week

Pay: The position is paid at $21.40 – $24.30/hour, depending on experience (around $26.7K – $30.3K/year)

To Apply: Apply here

Associate Licensed Teacher - Wren's Nest Forest Preschool

Are you a nature-based and early childhood educator interested in helping lead our five day a week forest preschool?

The Willowell Foundation is looking for a licensed early educator who is excited to work outdoors with children ages 3-5. Do you imagine working in a program where children spend more time outdoors splashing in puddles and studying animal tracks than they do inside? The Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool is an outdoor program based in the changing seasons, physical movement, and learning from nature. Our play-based emergent curriculum fosters social and emotional development in a setting where teachers and students immerse themselves in the natural world daily. 

Job Summary: This four month, full time (40 hours) position, runs with the Addison Northeast Supervisory District calendar. This job runs from late August until early January with potential for staying on at a reduced number of hours beyond this time period.  The Wren’s Nest Associate Teacher will work directly with students ages 3-5 in an immersive outdoor setting. They will collaborate with other staff members, attend trainings and events in the area, and assist the Director in keeping the program in good standing with STARS and Vermont State licensing regulations. The right candidate will have experience in nature-based education and a love for the outdoors.

Find the full job description at this link: Job Description

Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to tballwillowell@gmail.com to apply.

Americorps Community Engagement Coordinator  - Middleburry Area Land Trust (MALT)

The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) works with our community to conserve natural and productive landscapes, and to enhance scenic, recreational, and educational opportunities. Based in Middlebury, VT and serving Addison County, this AmeriCorps Member position will maintain and protect 3,700+ acres of co nserved lands and 30 miles of public recreation trails. The member will inspire and foster a strong environmental ethic through nature science education for youth and adults while inspiring responsible outdoor recreation. Position begins September 7th, 2022 and ends August 11th, 2023.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach environmental education programs for audiences ages 3 to adulthood, including schools, camps, professional partners, and family groups;
  • Co-develop and teach summer day camps for children ages 3-14, mentor and supervise teen counselors-in-training
  • Serve directly and side-by-side with volunteers while maintaining 30+ miles of trail. Recruit, coordinate, and engage 100+ volunteers on the trails;
  • Directly steward MALT’s conserved lands with an emphasis on invasive species management, engaging volunteers to make direct improvements;
  • Serve directly in MALT’s 4-year campaign to increase equitable public access to MALT’s 3,700+ acres of public lands and 30+ miles of trails;
  • Maintain performance measurement records for all education programs and lead a strategic assessment of MALT’s currently served audiences, leading to a recommendation for more equitable engagement with MALT’s programs;
  • Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
  • Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
  • Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.
More information: FULL Position Description

Location: Middlebury, VT

Type: Full-time, Americorps position

Pay: Americorps member will receive a living allowance of $22,950 (pre-tax), and an education award of $6,495 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

To Apply: Find directions to apply here, https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions.

Full Time Conservation Program Manager - Stowe Land Trust

Stowe Land Trust, a local land conservation nonprofit serving the Stowe, Vermont area, is hiring a Conservation Program Manager to manage SLT's Stewardship Program and its portfolio of conservation easements and fee lands. The Program Manager also plays a central role with completing new land protection projects and assists with program-related outreach and events. Stowe Land Trust is committed to creating a supportive work environment defined by a culture of responsibility, integrity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities to apply. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all other staff. Open until filled.

More information: https://www.stowelandtrust.org/about/opportunities 

Location: Stowe, Vermont

Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Pay: Salary range $45,000 - $52,000/year depending on experience and qualifications plus benefits package.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references compiled into 1 (one) PDF file to the attention of Kristen Sharpless at kristen@stowelandtrust.org Position will remain open until filled.

ECO AmeriCorps Member

The ECO AmeriCorps program gives Vermont’s emerging leaders the opportunity to serve the needs of Vermont communities in the environmental and conservation spheres. By collaborating with our partners, we add vital capacity to strengthen local communities and foster a deeper stewardship of our natural world. Learn more about open positions and the program:

https://dec.vermont.gov/administration-innovation/eco/prospective/positions

Americorps listing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111923

Contact Dustin Bowman with any questions, dustin.bowman@vermont.gov

Schools/Communities Outreach Coordinator - Four Winds Nature Institute

The Four Winds Nature Institute Schools/Communities Outreach Coordinator will work to expand Four Winds programs’ reach, impact and income by increasing the visibility of our programs and organization, and increasing the number of schools and communities served. This is a part-time professional position, flexible hours, with the opportunity to grow with the programs.

Program Outreach

  • In partnership with Four Winds’ leadership and staff, develop Nature Program and Knee High Nature strategic and program recruitment, retention and expansion goals.
  • Outline and implement creative new ways to communicate about Four Winds with schools and communities across Vermont and in neighboring states.
  • Represent Four Winds programs at schools and in communities to increase participation from new program enrollment both in-state and in neighboring states.
  • Work with schools/communities to develop and implement volunteer recruitment strategies for programs.
  • Engage current and former volunteers as well as enthusiastic teachers and principals as ambassadors, supporters, storytellers. Organize volunteer appreciation events.
  • Work with leadership on evaluation efforts to document impact of the Nature Program and Knee High Nature/Teacher Professional Development in communities.

Communications

  • Lead traditional and creative communication initiatives (like radio, newspapers, online, events, partner business/organizational events/initiatives, grassroots community outreach) to increase visibility of Four Winds’ mission and program goals. Tell the story of Four Winds’ work in a variety of media and a variety of ways.
  • Contribute to regular communications with volunteers and donors -- new ways to tell our story and demonstrate our impact in communities.

Location: Regional - opportunity for remote work, state travel and meet with Four Winds staff 4-6 times/year in person.

Type: Part-time, 20 hours/week

Pay: In 2022, the hourly pay rate is $22.75/hour. Work-related travel is reimbursed at the IRS-approved mileage reimbursement rate. Staff accrue paid time off, prorated according to hours worked and years of service. Various other benefits available.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Lisa Purcell, Director Four Winds Nature Institute - lisa@fourwindsinstitute.org

Naturalist Educator - Four Winds

Four Winds Naturalist-Educators present high-quality, engaging place-based natural science lessons for volunteers that prepare them for working with elementary school children. Our educators are the public face of Four Winds in our communities, working to advance the understanding, appreciation, and protection of the environment through community-based natural science education and research.

Nature Program Trainer Responsibilities:

  • Present high-quality educational workshops to adults on a variety of natural science topics;
  • Be knowledgeable about each of the monthly topics and review all activities and materials ahead of time;
  • Be familiar with the Next Generation Science and Common Core standards as well as best practices in teaching adults as well as children of all ages;
  • Identify and share strategies for adapting learning activities for different grade levels and abilities;
  • Model practices that use the outdoors as a teaching resource and foster the social, emotional, cognitive, and health benefits of nature-based play and learning;
  • Prepare all workshop teaching materials (other than slides and other materials-to-be-loaned);
  • Work with other Four Winds staff to develop new lessons and new programs, as appropriate;
  • Drive to all regions of Vermont and neighboring states to present educational programs, as assigned;
  • Participate actively in Four Winds staff meetings and professional development opportunities;
  • Support program coordinators and volunteers in providing a solid, vibrant natural science program to the children in the schools;
  • Schedule workshops, submit payment forms, collect loaned materials, and handle other administrative details associated with the position.

Other Responsibilities, as assigned, may include:

  • Co-facilitate early childhood education professional learning communities (15 contact hours/PLC) focused on nature-based play and learning;
  • Co-lead parent/family nature-based play and learning multi-session discussion/play groups;
  • Other mission-focused projects and programs of interest to staff.

More information and position qualifications: https://fwni.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-Naturalist-Educator-job-posting.pdf

Location: Statewide

Type: Part-time

Pay: In 2022, the hourly pay rate is $22.75/hour. Work-related travel is reimbursed at the IRS-approved mileage reimbursement rate. Staff accrue paid time off, prorated according to hours worked and years of service. Various other benefits available.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Lisa Purcell, Director Four Winds Nature Institute - lisa@fourwindsinstitute.org

Various Positions - Vermont State Parks

Work in the beautiful Vermont outdoors with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Happy customers continuously tell us that our staff are the best around. Our staff tell us that working for the parks is some of the most rewarding and meaningful work they’ve ever done. If you have an excellent work ethic, customer service and/or management experience, and great attitude, we’d love for you to apply.

We work towards ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited. All eligible applicants or job-holders have equal opportunity in all areas of state employment.

We are currently recruiting park managers, assistant managers, park interpreters, attendants, workcampers, deckhands for our Burton Island Ferry Boat and more, see listings below. Part-time and full-time positions are available statewide. All jobs are temporary positions and as such do not have a comprehensive benefits package such as paid vacation or health insurance. 

Explore available positions: https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html

Location: Depends on position.

Type: Full-time or part-time seasonal positions available

Pay: Compensation dependent on position, no benefits.

To Apply: Apply through the online portal.

Program Access Americorps VISTA - Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP)

The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program is currently hiring for a position at VEEP.

The VYT-Vermont Energy Education Program Access VISTA promotes access goals in the development, outreach, execution, and evaluation for the following programs: Youth Climate Leaders Academy, Summer Institute, Energy Action Program Institute, and teaching partnerships. The VISTA member also creates systems and processes for targeted outreach to economically marginalized communities. The VISTA member’s service builds capacity and facilitates relationships for youth energy action projects which build economic and environmental resiliency in rural communities across Vermont. Travel: private transportation for meetings, events, and monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. Housing subsidy available. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.

Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Professional Development, Relocation Allowance, Training, Living Allowance.

To view the full job post and apply, visit the AmeriCorps website.

Stormwater Mitigation Consultant - Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Lake Champlain Sea Grant seeks to hire a full-time Stormwater Mitigation Consultant from May through October 2022, to work on a grant-funded collaborative project with the City of Burlington and several local environmental consultants. The successful candidate will be responsible for visiting residential and commercial sites to assess opportunities for stormwater mitigation projects. This position will involve managing all aspects of the site visits. This includes conducting initial property owner recruitment, scheduling, site background research, providing program participants with advice and suggestions regarding residential stormwater management, and developing, delivering, and evaluating outreach materials and the overall program.

More information: https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/opportunities/staff-openings

Location: Burlington, VT

Type: Full-time, May-October 2022

Pay: Compensation will be $20/hour, without benefits

To Apply: Interested applicants can email a resume and cover letter to Jill Sarazen (jillian.sarazen@uvm.edu). Open until filled.

Assistant Instructor/Mentor - Vermont Wilderness School

We’re looking for Assistant Instructors to complement our teaching team. Your role would be to support the Lead Instructor in leading a group of 10-12 youth for a six-hour day outdoors (a four-hour day in the case of the Foxwalk program), from Monday to Friday for at least one week of summer 2022. At times a teen or adult volunteer helper may also be present.

A love of children and an understanding of their needs is crucial to your success in our program, as is your skilled communication and playful spirit.

Your main responsibilities in this role is to support and collaborate with the Lead Instructor in developing program activities and ensuring the physical and emotional safety of the children.

Instructors are paid for program instruction and time spent in staff meetings and trainings . More than a job, it’s an opportunity to grow and tend nature-connected community.

For more information visit: https://vermontwildernessschool.org/employment/assistant-instructor/

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Type: Full-time, one week commitment at least

Pay: The base pay is $15.75/hour (individuals with current Wilderness First Aid/CPR certifications make an additional $0.25/hour, and $0.25/hour is added for each 2 previous years of experience as a VWS Lead Instructor).

To Apply: Fill out the application

Lead Nature Camp Instructor - VINS

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Camp in Quechee, VT helps young people develop the life skills necessary to be a positive force for their community and the environment in a fun and exciting summer of exploration and adventure. With 50 years of environmental education experience, VINS seeks passionate, conservation minded individuals who desire to work with children in an outdoor setting. Lead Nature Camp Instructors are responsible for leading and teaching natural science topics to children ages 4 – 13 in an outdoor camp environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct leadership for up to 14 campers throughout weekly day camp sessions at the VINS Nature Center and offsite camp locations
  • Oversee the health and safety of campers, create emotionally healthy environment
  • Plan weekly camp curriculums
  • Teach educational camp programs related to natural sciences for a variety of age groups
  • Facilitate a wide range of activities including group games, outdoor sports, adventure scenarios, leadership skills, crafts, nature hikes and other hands-on activities
  • Supervise all aspects for camp group including but not limited to, equipment usage, lesson and activity plans, cleanliness of camp area, risk management, and camper behavior
  • Share planning and teaching responsibilities with co-instructors
  • Support and mentor other instructors and Leaders-in-Training (L-I-Ts)
  • Maintain excellent rapport and constant communication with parents of camp participants
  • Utilize approved safety practices in all activities
  • Understand and be able to implement emergency procedures
  • Use and maintain VINS equipment appropriately
  • Develop and maintain excellent communication with the Lead Nature Camp, Nature Camp Assistant, other instructors, VINS staff and volunteers
  • Act as a professional representative of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Participate in all scheduled camp staff training sessions and camp events
  • Consult with VINS educators, researchers and wildlife rehabilitation specialists to bring added content to camp programs, as appropriate

Specific duties will vary according to program, age range, and camp location.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or currently working towards a degree in education, natural sciences, or related field of study preferred
  • Previous work experience with groups of children, experience with summer camps, environmental education, outdoor education preferred
  • Passionate about conservation and environmental education
  • Knowledge of general ecological processes and New England natural history, a plus
  • Experience developing curriculum or programs, a plus
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to and facilitate change
  • Excellent group communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to carry bulky, heavy teaching equipment (up to 40 lbs.)
  • Ability to lead field trips over diverse terrain in all weather conditions
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or willing to obtain
  • Lifeguard certification may be required, or willing to obtain
  • General computer literacy including ability to use Microsoft Office programs

All VINS staff working directly with children are subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and criminal record check.

COVID-19 Special Requirements:

  • VINS requires any staff member working directly with children to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. VINS may require camp instructors to be tested for COVID-19 prior to beginning work with our camp program or during the summer if they develop symptoms of or have a possible exposure to COVID-19.
Work week is 40 hours with the possibility of 1-2 part-time work weeks of 25 hours. The term of employment is June 8, 2022 through August 24, 2022.

    Location: Quechee, VT

    Type: Full-time/seasonal (Monday-Friday) 

    Pay: $14.00+ per hour commensurate with experience

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to camps@vinsweb.org

    Teacher-Naturalist - North Branch Nature Center

    The Teacher-Naturalist will work with the Director of Education and the education staff to provide informative and experiential programs for schools participating in ECO throughout Central Vermont; collaboratively lead nature immersive afterschool, homeschool and summer camp programming for ages 4-14; and develop and implement natural history, community science, and other nature-based educational programming as needed.

    Learn more here: https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/Teacher-Naturalist-2022

    Location: Montpelier/Central VT

    Type: Full-time/permanent 

    Pay: This is a salaried position, with a starting base salary of $36,360 - $37,440, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, paid holidays, paid sick time, retirement, and earned time off.

    To Apply: Send a letter of interest and resume Ken@NorthBranchNatureCenter.org. Position is open until filled.

    Watershed Education Graduate Student - Lake Champlain Sea Grant and SUNY Plattsburg

    Lake Champlain Sea Grant, a program operated by SUNY Plattsburgh and the University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking an individual to support watershed and lake science education program planning and implementation, participate in outreach on current Lake Champlain issues, and to engage in complementary research. The position will provide the individual with the opportunity to assist in all aspects of watershed education program planning, organization, delivery, data management and evaluation. It will begin in August 2022 or January 2023.

    Programming activities may take place outside of normal working hours, including nights and weekends. Field activities including in-stream and on-lake sample collection, may require exposure to weather, rough waters, traversing rough/steep stream access points, and getting wet and/or muddy.

    Qualifications:

    • B.S. in water resources, natural resources, biology, science communications, elementary education, or related field.
    • Strong interest in pursuing a career focused on watershed education to a wide audience (e.g., Kindergarten to 12th grade, general public).
    • Applicants should express how their experiences and career interests align with the goals of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Watershed Alliance program.
    • Ability to work independently and also cooperatively to contribute to program development, organizational logistics, and youth education in indoor and outdoor settings.
    • A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and willingness to (if the pandemic allows) travel within the Lake Champlain basin and New York to educate different audiences including but not limited to youth and teachers.
    • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with diverse constituencies (express this in your applications.
    • A valid driver’s license and ability to become qualified to drive university vehicles.

    Location: Vermont & Plattsburg, NY area

    Type: Graduate Assistant, Part-time 20hours/week

    Pay: Stipend & in- state graduate tuition waiver

    To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume or CV to Tim Mihuc (mihuctb@plattsburgh.edu). In addition, assistantship selection is dependent upon acceptance to SUNY Plattsburgh’s MS in Natural Resources and Ecology https://www.plattsburgh.edu/programs/natural-resources-ecology-masters.html

    Forest Preschool (FPS) Co-teacher - North Branch Nature Center

    North Branch Nature Center has an opening for a Forest Preschool (FPS) Co-teacher to join our education team. The start date is August 16, 2022. We roughly follow the Montpelier/Roxbury school calendar. The Co-teacher schedule will include 3 full days per week (8:00-4:00) and 1 half day per week (8:30-1:30). More Information and Application Instructions

    The Forest Preschool Co-teacher works collaboratively with the FPS Lead Teacher and FPS Director to facilitate child-centered play and learning with nature. The Forest Preschool Co-teacher will also lead Robin’s Nest Playgroup once per week. The FPS Co-teacher will promote best practices of a nature-based early childhood program at NBNC.

    Location: Montpelier, VT

    Type: 28 hours/week for 40 weeks (not including school breaks and holidays), with the potential to grow in the future.

    Pay: $16.75/hour

    To Apply: Visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FPS-Co-teacher-2022-JD.pdf 

    VHCB AmeriCorps - Various Conservation and Environmental Education Positions 

    More information about the program and open positions: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps

    Location: Depends on host site organization

    Type: Full-time and part-time opportunities 

    Pay: Americorps Stipend 

    To Apply: Application instructions at the bottom of this page:  https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions 

    Nature Explorers Camp Field Staff - Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC)

    BEEC’s day camp enables children between the ages of five and eleven to engage in nature exploration and discovery through inquiry, hands-on activities, lessons, games, stories, crafts and music. Nature Explorers Summer Camp staff create a fun, safe and supportive environment for children to explore, imagine, play and learn outdoors. The position requires a creative educator and nature lover who enjoys working with children outdoors, with strong leadership and inclusion skills to meet the diverse needs of children at camp

    Learn more at: www.BEEC.org

    Location: West Brattleboro, VT

    Type: Full-time/seasonal 

    Pay: $13 - $18 / hour, based on qualifications and experience, and whether taking an assistant or lead position.

    To Apply: Please send your letter of interest and resume to Kristina@beec.org. Positions are open until they are filled. We look forward to reviewing your application.

    Forest Program Senior Associate - Audubon Vermont

    The Senior Associate, Forests will implement forest conservation efforts as part of the Healthy Forests Initiative – a critical component to Audubon’s Working Lands conservation strategy. The position will advance the goals of the Healthy Forest Initiative to ensure forests remain healthy and resilient despite increasing threats and climate change for the benefit of birds and people.

    The Senior Associate will provide technical expertise and conduct programs that target forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and improve habitat required by priority forest bird species (Golden-winged warbler, American Woodcock, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Canada Warbler, and Wood Thrush). They will also assist with training foresters on bird-friendly management practices, conduct field assessments, develop habitat management recommendations for forest owners and land trusts, and work with foresters and other land managers to implement forest management.

    As a key contributor to forest work within the Atlantic Flyway, this position will work closely with forest program staff in CT, NY, and other Audubon state and regional programs. Additionally, this position will collaborate with external partners, organizations, and agencies to inform federal and state policies and state-wide and regional plans that advance Audubon’s forest conservation objectives. 

    Location: Huntington, VT and field sites

    Pay: This is a salaried, union position paying $50-$55,000 a year, depending on experience.

    Type: Full-time/year-round

    To Apply: Through Audubon's online Job Portal

    Counselor in Training - Audubon Vermont

    Interested in environmental education, wilderness skills and working with children? Looking to build your resume, receive volunteer credit for school and broaden your knowledge of the natural word? Join the Audubon Vermont team this summer as a PAID counselor-in-training! Through a grant we received, we will be able to pay our CITs $12/hour for their hard work! Counselors-in-training (CITs)work alongside our camp counselors—experienced naturalists and educators—to deliver a high-quality, hands-on environmental education and activities for campers ages 3-11. The program is structured to give CITs the opportunity to explore their interests in outdoor education and conservation, while also building the skills and experience to launch them towards their next education or career opportunities. We hope our CITs will become the next generation of Audubon camp counselors, naturalist educators and conservation biologists!

    To learn more about our CIT program visit: https://vt.audubon.org/programs/counselor-training-cit-program

    Location: Huntington, VT

    Type: Full-time/seasonal - CITs can pick weeks of camp they would like to work. 

    Pay: $12/hour 

    To Apply: Apply through Audubon's Online Job Portal. Contact rae.bronenkant@audubon.org with any questions.

    Seasonal Camp Educators - Audubon Vermont

    The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington seeks experienced teachers, environmental educators, and naturaliststo work in a nature day camp setting. The Seasonal Educator will work with 3-to 5-year-oldand 6-to-11-year-old children as they explore the forests, brooks, meadows, and ponds on the Center’s 255 acres. Staff will work at both our Preschool Nature Camp (PNC) and Ecology Day Camp (EDC)--your time at the camps will not necessarily be evenly split--and should feel comfortable doing so. Educators will share the role throughout the summer of coordinating the weekly and daily logistics for campers at either PNC or EDC. Audubon will challenge you to enhance your leadership, teaching, and mentoring skills while encouraging you to share the wonder of exploring the most magical places at Audubon.

    Camp runs for 8 weeks, June 21 – August 12. There are six days of paid professional development and naturalist training prior to the start of camp.

    Location: Huntington, VT

    Type: Full-time, seasonal 40 hours/week

    Pay: $13.75-$15/hour 

    To Apply: Apply through Audubon's Online Job Portal 

    Various Seasonal Positions - Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

    Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront has a surplus of summer job and internship openings! From conservation work to day camp to lifeguarding - there are over 40 positions open right now. Find the perfect summer job and serve the greater Burlington community! 

    Job Listings: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt?keywords=parks

    Location: Burlington, VT 

    Type: Full-time or part-time, seasonal

    Pay: Varies by position, starting pay $16.66/hour

    To Apply: Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

    Farm Camp Counselor - New Village Farm

    New Village Farm is hiring day camp counselors for our three summer camps: Pathfinders Camp (ages 5-6), Farm & Garden Camp (ages 6-11, plus CITs from age 12+), and Crew Camp (ages 10+). Our Summer Camp counselors are the backbone of our summer here at New Village. We host around 300 campers over the course of the summer, many of whom return year after year because they love the blend of freedom, trust, responsibility, and fun at the core of our programs. The counselor position runs from M-F, 7:30-3:30 pm. The program runs from June 13-August 26th (one week off during the week of July 4th), with many opportunities to work with students on-farm prior to the beginning of the camp season.

    Required Qualities:

    • Relevant educational or childcare experience
    • Professional and compassionate interpersonal skills
    • A contagious passion for the outdoors and the work of farming and gardening
    • The ability to direct and support farm chore times for a mixed-age group, such that they experience satisfaction and competence
    • The ability to support kids in pursuing healthy self-directed projects and interests
    • A Behavior = Communication approach to discipline, familiarity with restorative practices
    • Exceptional group management skills
    • A passion for fostering nature awareness, mindfulness, wonder and creativity
    • Experience working in an outdoor or farm setting, preferred
    • Experience in animal husbandry and gardening are a huge plus

    More information (including detailed descriptions of different camps): www.newvillagefarm.com/employment

    Location: Shelburne, VT

    Type: Full-time, seasonal

    Pay: $15-20/hour depending on experience

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, ​contact information, and two references to Maggie@newvillagefarm.com. In your cover letter, please indicate your preference between Pathfinders Camp (ages 5-6), Farm & Garden Camp (ages 5-11, plus CITs from age 12+), and Crew Camp (ages 10+) if applicable.

    Green Mountain Conservation Camp: Natural Resource Instructor - VT Fish & Wildlife

    Natural Resource Instructors work under the Camp Director and Camp Coordinator. Instructors will be involved in teaching courses at a residential camp ranging from first aid education, hunter firearm safety, fishing, forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. Also, supervising and staying in the back of a cabin with 8-10 campers, ages 12-16 on a weekly basis. They will also be responsible for mentoring campers in educational, social, and personal matters and assisting all staff members in carrying out camp goals, objectives, and the Vermont State Fish & Wildlife Department’s mission. Please note: this is a residential position at either the Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT or the Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT.

    Applicants with camping, fishing, hunting/firearm experience, First Aid and CPR certifications or advanced emergency care certifications (WFA, WFR, OEC, etc.), and a valid driver’s license, are preferred. Learn more: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/about-us/employment/conservation-camps-seasonal-positions


    Location: Castleton, VT or Woodbury, VT

    Type: Full-time, seasonal job

    Pay: Range from $610-780/week plus room and board

    To Apply: Send resume, letter of interest, scanned copy of valid medication certification (WFR, EMT, etc.) along with a State of Vermont Temporary Employment Application (found on website). Send to Camp Coordinator, hannah.phelps@vermont.gov

    Summer Field Staff - North Branch Nature Center

    North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) is seeking qualified individuals to teach and lead campers ages 4 to 14 during our 2022 summer camp season. We are looking for someone who will:

    • Share your love for nature and the outdoors with children
    • Lead group games, arts and crafts, sensory awareness activities, storytelling, and singing
    • Teach lessons in natural history and field studies
    • Work as a team member to promote a nature and place-based approach to learning
    • Adhere to NBNC’s safety protocols and manage risk in an outdoor setting
    • Uphold NBNC’s commitment to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)
    • Participate in a week-long staff training

    Position runs June 20-August 19, 2022. Learn more: https://northbranchnatu

    recenter.org/employment/

    Location: Montpelier, VT 
    Type: Full-time, seasonal job

    Pay: $14-15/hour

    To Apply: Position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Carrie Riker, Camp Director carrie@northbranchnaturecenter.org

    Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum  

    The Public Programs & Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the team of staff in the Visitor Experience & Learning department for onsite and digital programs at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Their primary focus will be initiating and executing public programs for visitors as well as special events at the Museum on a wide range of topics, including history, archaeology, ecology, and diversity & equity topics as they connect to the people and landscape of Lake Champlain. The ideal candidate will have experience in coordinating both large and small-scale events for a wide range of audiences and have strong organizational and communication skills.

    In addition to programming at the Museum, this position will also supervise and support the vibrant community of volunteers at the Museum. Volunteers are a vital part of the Museum and are involved in interpreting for visitors, restoration in the boat shop, collections and administrative support, and much more. The Public Programs & Volunteer Coordinator will oversee scheduling and communicating with volunteers on a regular basis as well as growing the volunteer pool to meet the needs of the Museum. As part of working with the Visitor Experience & Learning team, this position will also help to support the educational programs on as needed basis, including field trips and school programs.

    More information: https://www.lcmm.org/careers/job-opening-public-programs-and-volunteer-coordinator/

    Location: Vergennes, VT 

    Type: Full-time, year-round

    Pay:  $18-20, comprehensive benefits package

    To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to katharine@lcmm.org with the subject line “Public Programs & Volunteer Coordinator.” Applications will close on June 30, 2022.

    Summer Employment Opportunities - Lake Paran Summer Camp  

    Be a part of a growing non-profit in Southern Vermont. Lake Paran is a popular outdoor recreation spot located in North Bennington. We host people from all over the region, camps for kids and special events. Our guests come to swim, boat, fish, picnic and have a great time. We are open weekends from Memorial Day until schools ends when we are open 7 days a week from 11-7 through Labor Day

    Learn more: https://lakeparanvt.org/participate/ 

      Location: North Bennington, VT 
      Type: Full-time and part-time positions available

      Pay: Dependent on position.


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