Employment Opportunities

For more information on seasonal positions, please contact Lisa Hoyt at 518 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com. 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.

2021 Seasonal Positions 

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2021

 Job Position:  Seasonal Environmental Educator

 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.  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 8 – August 16

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

Internships:  Available Spring, Summer and Fall

GENERAL RESPONIBILITIES: Work under the supervision of the Center Director and be involved in all aspects of running an environmental education center.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist in all aspects of educational programming including preparing lesson plans, written materials, and exhibits.Deliver educational programs to the public and in scheduled groups on –site as well as off-site.Assist in marketing and promoting programs to the public.

Interns may also opt to work on an environmental research project to be determined by Center and College staff.

Interns may earn up to 15 credits for a full semester or summer session. Call for more information.