Summer Camp Environmental Educators

Maine Audubon

Opening posted: 05/05/2023 | Expires: 06/09/2023

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Maine Audubon is hiring a team of seasonal environmental educators to join its dynamic team based in Falmouth, ME. Since 1843, Maine Audubon has worked to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.

Position Overview

We are seeking a team of seasonal educators based at Maine Audubon’s headquarters at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine. Summer Camp Environmental Educators report to the Camp Director and are responsible for delivering science-based, experiential education programs for children ages 3-11. Our programs are designed to foster environmental literacy and build connection to the natural world in a fun, safe, and welcoming environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach developmentally-appropriate day camp and outreach programs tied to Maine Audubon’s mission;
  • Be able to communicate with and foster inclusive group dynamics for children ages 3-11;
  • Set-up and break-down program equipment daily/weekly;
  • Maintain safety standards and protocols, accident reports, participant medical forms;
  • Communicate professionally with caregivers during pick-up and drop-off.


  • Experience and demonstrated ability working with children ages 3-11 in outdoor settings such as camp/environmental/experiential/outdoor education experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching;
  • A./B.S. (or be working towards one) in education, biology, or environmental studies preferred;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility, along with the ability to collaborate effectively with others;
  • Knowledge of Maine’s flora, fauna, and ecological concepts;
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Adult/Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements but believe that you would be a good fit for this position.

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions

  • 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.

Timing, Compensation, and Benefits

  • 30-40 hours/week, June 20 – Sept 1, 2023. This includes training, set-up and break-down of camp. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and to include details about availability in their cover letters.
  • Salary range: $16-21/hr, dependent on experience, responsibilities, and qualifications.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to , with the subject line “Summer Camp Environmental Educator Position.” Review of applications will be ongoing with an anticipated start date of 6/20/23.

 Maine Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other aspect of identity protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.