You might be just the person we're looking for to fill a critical position. Our staff includes full-time and part-time positions, interns, stewards, seasonal, temporary and permanent opportunities. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position.
Title: Nature Store
Location: Nature Center of Cape
May, Cape May, NJ
To: Sanctuary Director
Classification Seasonal Part-time,
five hours per week, Sunday, now through October 31
The Nature Store Associate works in our Nature Shop, five
hours per week on Sunday
(including computer POS cash register operations).
Greet visitors, answer telephones, and disseminate NJ Audubon/Nature
Center of Cape May information, answer questions about local natural areas, and
Encourage membership enrollment with each sale. Display program
and membership information.
Assist customers with merchandise selection and program
and guide the work of store volunteers.
Maintain supply and restock of literature for center (membership
brochures, checklists, info packs, etc.) to ensure ample supply available.
merchandise, including seasonal and thematic displays.
end-of-day cash register reconciliations.
and other clerical tasks.
Work with Sanctuary
Director and Nature Store Manager as team player towards daily operations and
support at the Nature Center of Cape May.
duties as needed, including responsibility for filling, putting up and taking
down outside bird feeders as well as minor cleaning of the Trucksess Welcome
experience and computer skills required.
of natural history or the birding market, or sales experience with similar
product line, is preferred.
have strong communication and customer service skills.
interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.
with effective time management and organizational skills.
to work independently as necessary.
School Diploma. Retail experience
to adjust hours to meet special needs of the Nature Store.
to lift and move merchandise, boxes and bird seed.
have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
Starting Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position will
be posted until filled.
individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Gretchen Whitman via email to email@example.com
or via mail, New Jersey Audubon Society, The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
New Jersey Audubon
Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Title:- Summer Camp Teacher/Naturalist
Location:- Lorrimer Sanctuary
To:- Sanctuary Director
Classification:-Seasonal, part-time; June 26 to August 23, 2013, 6 hours per
day, 5 days per week.
Description: The Summer Camp teacher/naturalist has duties
primarily in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and provides hands-on
activities, games, crafts and nature exploration in a day-camp setting. He/she will work directly with the Sanctuary
Director to develop and teach the programs.
The teacher-naturalist takes an active role in promoting New Jersey
Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.
Educational Programming and Visitor Services
develop (if applicable) and conduct natural history programs for children aged
4 to 11 years old. Programs will have a
strong focus on awareness and respect for the natural world.
lesson plans, educational materials and all other related programming
information as required.
in the care, feeding, and well being of live animals that are presented for
to increase NJ Audubon membership base
Facilities / Property
with care and maintenance of the grounds, gardens, and trail system as
written reports, proposals and plans as required.
additional responsibilities as requested.
Knowledge and Skills
interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive
self-starter who is also a team player
with effective time management skills.
oral and written skills required.
to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements.
to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and
background in the sciences or education, preferred.
knowledge of natural history of NJ
experience working with young children in an outdoor setting
First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the
activities at the site.
have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; the
physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the sanctuary,
able to move materials and lift 50 lbs and operate mechanical equipment as
Date: June 26, 2013
Commensurate with experience.
Position will be posted until filled.
individuals may apply by sending resumes with cover letters to: Patrick Scheuer, Sanctuary Director, Lorrimer
Sanctuary, PO Box 125, Franklin Lakes, NJ
07417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title: Stewardship Project Coordinator South
for Research & Education, Cape May Court House, NJ
Reports To: Stewardship
Job Classification: Full-time (40
Job Description: The Stewardship Project Coordinator, reporting
to the Stewardship Project Director, works collaboratively to reach targeted
conservation goals in focal areas statewide, with an emphasis on Southern New
The Project Coordinator position is
focused on conservation and restoration of focal areas by working with public
and private landowners and other stakeholders and partners to develop and
implement a wide range of habitat stewardship and restoration projects. These
may include creation of grasslands and riparian buffers, wetland restoration,
forest stewardship activities, invasive species control, and promotion of
agricultural practices that reduce ecological impacts or provide ecological
The Project Coordinator will serve
as the NJA representative on two or more initiatives and will advise landowners
participating in those initiatives with habitat management practices as well as
assisting the Project Director with coordination, technical support, and field
assessment and monitoring. Other responsibilities will include coordinating
volunteers as necessary to meet program goals; development and delivery of
external communications including but not limited to presentations, press
releases, and other spoken and written content; interacting with various
partners (public, private and governmental) to promote effective, active
conservation management actions associated with critical habitats. The
Stewardship Project Coordinator will also manage the database for the Important
Bird Areas Program.
- Provide oversight and assist
with project management for implementation of specific field-based
- Initiate and follow through
on landowner outreach efforts
- Develop conservation plans both
independently and in cooperation with Project Director;
- Develop and implement habitat
management plans on designated public and private lands;
- Aid landowners in the
development of project proposals for federal funding.
- Deliver federal and state
conservation incentive programs through landowner contacts;
- Facilitate community-based
conservation through the development and distribution of education
materials and press articles, as well as through creation of web content
and social media postings;
- Organizes and conducts
workshops for stakeholders;
- Manages the Important Bird Areas database;
- Recruit, train and coordinate
volunteers to act as stewards of natural resources through data submission
or participation in community restoration and stewardship events;
- Works with the Stewardship
Project Director and other department staff to identify funding sources
and prepare project reports and proposals;
- Identify and explore
opportunities to expand NJA conservation programs;
- Initiate, develop and maintain key
relationships with partners, funders, donors and other contacts as well as
completing other tasks as requested;
- Participates with other mission
area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations;
- Creates and posts announcements
for internships within the Stewardship Department’s southern region;
oversees and assigns duties for interns;
- A motivated self-starter who is
also a strong team player.
- Excellent writing and speaking
- Experience using GIS software (e.g. ESRI) essential.
- Familiarity with a variety of
software programs, including standard Microsoft software products. GPS
experience is a plus.
- Possess effective time
management skills and the ability to organize complex projects.
- Ability to effectively recruit
and supervise volunteers
- Experience developing and
implementing restoration projects.
- Fundraising or grant writing
experience is beneficial.
- M.S. in wildlife biology,
natural resources, or related field preferred including an emphasis in
land management and/or conservation planning.
- Two years experience working in
the natural resources or conservation field.
- Must be willing to travel and
work weekends and nights as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and
a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
- Must be able to perform field
work, such as planting and walking on uneven surfaces, and be able to lift
at least 25 pounds.
- Flexibility to adjust hours to
meet specials needs of the organization.
Starting Date: April 1, 2013
Salary: Commensurate with
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
Qualified individuals may apply by
sending resumes with cover letters to: Jean
Lynch, Stewardship Projector Director via email email@example.com
Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title: Teacher
Location: Plainsboro Preserve
Reports To: Sanctuary Director
Job Classification: Teacher Naturalist Occasional
Naturalist has duties in the education branch of the NJ Audubon mission and
provides environmental education programs to schools, interested groups and the
general public. The Teacher Naturalist takes an active role in promoting
New Jersey Audubon as a membership-based conservation organization.
Conduct (and plan, as applicable)
environmental education programs for schools, special interest groups,
nature camps, the general public, and family programs.
- Maintain lesson plans, educational
materials and all other related programming information.
complete training provided by center staff.
- Obtain and maintain certification for
First Aid, CPR, and other public safety certification appropriate for the
activities at the site.
- Obtain a satisfactory background check.
- Participate in ongoing training as
B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or
- Flexibility to adjust hours to meet
special needs of the Sanctuary and the organization.
- Must have a
valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; have the
physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the
sanctuary, able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs and operate
mechanical equipment as needed.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Excellent interpersonal skills including
the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.
- Ability to work with children in an
- Basic working knowledge of the natural
history of the area helpful.
- Motivated self-starter who is also a
- Punctual with effective time management
- Excellent oral and written skills
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and a
Commensurate with experience.
Jersey Audubon Society is
an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title: Nature Camp Intern
Location: Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ
Reports To: Teacher Naturalist
Job Classification: Seasonal, 40 hours per week, June 10, 2013 – August 31, 2013
NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve is looking for an enthusiastic Intern to work in our summer nature camp program. The Summer Intern will work with the staff of the Plainsboro Preserve and help facilitate environmental education programs. The candidate will gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting.
- Responsibilities may include crafts, activities, games, and daily setup and breakdown of classrooms.
- Work in cooperation with Lead Instructor and facilitate group management and safety.
- Supervise children and organize free time activities.
- Work in cooperation with the teacher naturalist and assume other responsibilities as assigned.
- Good communication skills especially with children and young adults.
- An interest in the natural world.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction.
- Team player.
- Punctual with effective time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently as necessary.
- Experience working with children.
- Prior formal or non-formal teaching experience.
- Group management skills.
- Willingness to work outside daily.
- Valid First Aid and CPR certification is required
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ.
Starting Date: June 10, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Salary: $400 stipend per week based on 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Send resume and cover letter via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will receive a call or e-mail response to inquiries. Please do not call to inquire about your application.
New Jersey Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.