Employment Opportunities

For more information on seasonal positions, please contact Lisa Hoyt at 518 658-2055 or dykenpond@dykenpond.org. To apply, please download a Renssealer County application from www.rensco.com (click on Employment) and return completed application and resume to: Lisa Hoyt, Dyken Pond Center, 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Positions open until filled.

2018 Seasonal Positions 

 Job Position:  Seasonal Environmental Educator

 Position Start Date:   May 14 , 2018

Job Description:        The Environmental Educator will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of educational programming at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center including but not limited to: preparing lesson plans, written materials, exhibits and the preparation and facilitation of interpretive programs related to environmental science and natural resources. Environmental educator will deliver educational programs to the public, at summer camp and in scheduled groups. Will also assist in day-to-day operation of nature center.

Experience needed: Experience working with children in the outdoors required.  Education required: BS in Natural Sciences or Education.

Job Requirements:    Must be able to perform physical work in the outdoors, be able to work some weekends and evenings and possess a valid driver’s license.

Job Position:   Assistant Director,  Outdoor Adventure Camp

Job Description:          Assistant Director has on-site responsibility for daily camp operations including basic administrative tasks, teaching environmental education programs to youth ages 6 – 13, and supervising  staff. In addition, the Assistant Director will assist in other environmental education programs before camp starts. This position is assigned a wide variety of tasks and duties that must be performed to insure the efficient operation of the camp program. Must be enthusiastic, responsible and willing to make summer camp a fantastic experience for our campers.  Experience needed:       College degree required in natural history subject area or education. Must be 21 years old and hold a valid NYS drivers license. Experience working with elementary aged  children in the outdoors required. Position dates: July 2 – August 10

Job Position: Camp Counselor: Outdoor Adventure Camp

Supervise children at camp, assist in teaching crafts, nature lessons and adventure based activities.  One or two years of college preferred.   Experience working with kids and some outdoor skills preferred.  Must have a positive attitude, demonstrate kindness and compassion to children and be  a good role model to campers.Must have transportation to and from the Center. Must be comfortable working in the outdoors, getting dirty and handling icky things. Position dates: July 2- August 10

Job Position: Maintenance Worker  Position Dates: July 2 – August 10

Job Description: Responsible for general upkeep of the Center grounds, trails and buildings. Mowing lawns and general building upkeep. Part-time 14 hours per week.

Experience needed: General maintenance skills required including carpentry skills and chain saw use.  Knowledge and ability to use power tools. Ability to work and maintain a safe environment.

Job requirements: :    Must be able to perform physical work in the outdoors, lift 50 pounds , possess a valid driver’s license and pass a background check to work with youth.