Program Naturalist: New Hampshire

New Hampshire Audubon
Hebron, New Hampshire
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
LOCATION: Newfound Center – Hebron, NH (on Newfound Lake)

HOURS: 40 hours per week, seasonal part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position, housing available

SCHEDULE: Days vary according to center needs; season includes mid-June through early September. Includes some evening and weekend hours. Schedule to be determined.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon (NHA): to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by developing and leading adult and family naturalist programs throughout the summer utilizing the three sanctuary properties, Newfound Lake, and other nearby natural settings.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Newfound Center Director

Ensure effective and efficient general educational support for the Newfound Center in order to generate a positive influence in the community by:
-Leading interpretive hikes and hands-on discovery activities for children, adults and families.
-Leading canoe tours on Newfound Lake.
-Planning and implementing outreach naturalist programs.
-Assisting with promotion of programs
-Creating exhibits for the Newfound Center.
-Performing trail maintenance as needed.
-Organizing, maintaining and inventorying program equipment.
-Greeting and assisting visitors to the Center with general orientation, NHA membership, canoe and kayak rentals and trail information.
-Performing animal care and assisting with maintenance records.
-Performing other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Indoor & outdoor environment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Environmental Studies or Natural Sciences preferred.

Experience: Three to five years experience working with the general public in situations requiring an array of different skills with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions. Interpretive and public speaking experience. Canoe and kayak paddling experience. Knowledge of the local environment a plus. Must have ARC or AHA Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification or equivalent, or willingness to obtain certifications; ARC First Responder or RTE certification or equivalent desirable.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization. Must have the ability to multi-task in a hectic environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting about 50 lbs. and transporting and handling canoes and kayaks. Must be able to climb stairs and navigate outdoor terrain which includes steep and rocky terrain, lake environment as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under pressure and be able to function in a fast paced indoors and diverse outdoors environment. Ability to participate in moderately active programming including hiking, kayaking and canoeing as necessary.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter stating position of interest.
Contact Person
Ruth Smith
Contact Phone
(603) 224-9909 ext. 315
Contact eMail
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