Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
The Program Intern will develop, deliver and assist with youth programs with a major emphasis on school children in grades pre-K-12. These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding and responsibility for the natural world and focus on natural history, sustainability, and human impacts.
Qualifications and Essential Duties:
- Must have an ability to communicate effectively with various age groups and audiences on and off site;
- Knowledge of Maine’s natural history and ecological concepts;
- Have or be working towards a degree in biology, education, or environmental studies;
- Responsible and able to work with minimal supervision;
- Have (or able to work towards) current First Aid and CPR certification;
- Assist with leadership of summer nature camp programs and special events;
- Ability and willingness to assist with building and property stewardship projects/maintenance;
- Skilled with basic computer software applications;
- Enthusiastic and flexible with a sense of humor;
- Able to pass a criminal background check.
Able to lift up to 50 pounds when setting up for programs or working on the property.
Able to hike all trails on Gilsland Farm property as part of programming.
Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment.
Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions.
Time frame: Time commitment and scheduling are flexible. Summer programs run mid-June through late-August, with the possibility of starting in May to aid with school programs.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Catherine Griset at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications after March 22nd, and will accept applications until the position is filled.
Maine Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.