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Summer Preschool Program Manager (full time, contract)


Maine Audubon, the state’s largest wildlife conservation education organization, seeks a full-time seasonal preschool program manager to manage and teach half- and full-day camp programs for children ages 3-5. This position is based at Maine Audubon’s headquarters at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine, which includes a visitor center with a Nature Store surrounded by a 65-acre wildlife sanctuary that encompasses forest, meadows, a pond and marshlands.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach and help manage developmentally appropriate preschool programs that connect young children to Maine Audubon’s mission and utilize the outdoors as a learning environment.
  • Be the visible and responsible program leader for summer preschool programs, including communicating with caregivers, mentoring and collaborating with staff, etc.
  • Oversee program administration, including keeping program and participant records, administering surveys on program effectiveness, and maintaining resources and materials.
  • Work in collaboration with other Maine Audubon staff and departments to support day-to-day camp operations and larger organizational goals.
  • Train and mentor teenager volunteers.
  • Set up and break down program equipment daily and weekly.
  • Maintain safety standards and protocols, accident reports, participant medical forms.


  • Experience (minimum of five to ten years preferred) teaching environmental education to preschool- aged children (3-5 years) in outdoor and classroom settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with young children in a developmentally appropriate way to foster cognitive and social-emotional growth.
  • B.A./B.S. in education, biology, or environmental studies, or equivalent experience.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm, along with the ability to collaborate with others.
  • Strong ecological literacy, and willingness to learn more.
  • Experience working with teenage volunteers preferred.
  • Current Adult/Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to often lift objects up to 50 pounds when setting up program space.
  • Able to frequently hike all trails on Gilsland Farm property as part of program.
  • Able to work outdoors in all environmental and weather conditions.
  • Able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time.

Time frame: 40 hours/week from June 10 through August 30, 2019.

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Molly Woodring at 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.