EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

To apply: email your resume and cover letter to:

info@highlandsnaturefriends.org


If you have questions or would like to speak with someone before applying,

please contact: 973-835-2160



Part-time Environmental Educators/Naturalists (ongoing)

Seeking Educators/Naturalists to teach and lead natural science, environmental education and STEM programs for K-12 school field trips, scouts, community groups, and the general public. Must project a helpful and positive attitude when interacting with Board members, staff, interns, volunteers, program participants, visitors and the community. Enthusiasm, motivation and a passion for the natural world are key attributes candidates must possess.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver existing nature-based education programs and curriculum. Programs include hands-on lessons, hikes, and teambuilding activities.
  • Field Trips: Lead and support K-12 school group lessons for field trips.
  • Public programs: Assist with nature-based programs for all ages about the ecology, environment, flora and fauna, and natural history of the area.
  • Scouts: Lead and support scout programs, including merit badges/patches, guided hikes and nature programs.
  • P/t Educators working in the summer may fill in for day camp counselors as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities may include planning and working at special events, including Earth Day, Farmers Markets, etc.

Details:

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Part-time as needed, changes seasonally. Hours are flexible, but include weekdays from 8:00am-2:00pm and some weekends. 
  • Compensation: $12-$14/hr, commensurate with experience. 
  • If interested, please forward you resume and cover letter to the email address above.

Click here to read the full job description and requirements



Full-time Summer Nature Camp Educator/Naturalist
Seeking an Educator/Naturalist a passion for connecting children with nature, to work at a dynamic outdoor camp program. Camp ages are 6-14, but this role will focus on 11-14. Mandatory (paid) camp training is June 22–26; the camp session is July 6–August 21.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with or lead daily camp activities, including games, arts & crafts, teambuilding, hiking and a featured daily program.
  • Help ensure campers have a positive camp experience through enforcing camp rules, encouraging participation in activities, and maintaining an enthusiastic attitude about the outdoors.
  • Encourage campers to pay close attention to the natural world by pointing out things you notice and helping campers to learn about them.
  • Resolve conflicts between campers in a caring and positive manner.
  • Oversee campers when swimming at the Highlands Natural Pool to ensure they are following pool rules.
  • Become familiar with the property, including the unique history and background and hiking trails.
  • Help keep facilities clean and organized when needed, and monitor that outdoor spaces are hazard-free.
  • When needed, communicate with families regarding camper experiences, program highlights, concerns and issues.

Details:

  • Application deadline: March 15.
  • Full-time, weekdays, approx. 8:00am-4:00pm.
  • Compensation: $12-$14/hr, commensurate with experience. Possibility for onsite housing.
  • If interested, please forward you resume and cover letter to the email address above.

​Click here to read the full job description and requirements


 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are a great way to get real world experience, grow your skills, improve your resume and make connections in your field of interest.


We accept interns throughout the year on a rolling basis. Internships are not paid, except for a special program available only for students at Ramapo College (May H. Weis Environmental Award). Learn more about our Interns and Internship programs