Employment Opportunities

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Our mission is to inspire the next generation to love and appreciate nature and in turn, protect what they love.

For more information on seasonal positions, please contact Lisa Hoyt at 518 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com. To apply, please download a Rensselaer County application here and return completed application and resume to: Lisa Hoyt, Dyken Pond Center, 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Positions open until filled.

Seasonal Environmental Educator

Job Description:     Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Do you enjoy being in nature while spending time outdoors, having a fun packed experience all while honing your environmental teaching skills? Join our crew of enthusiastic environmental educators for the 2023 season at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Teach environmental education programs, adventure based activities and gain valuable skills in teaching environmental education. This position is assigned a wide variety of tasks and duties that must be performed to insure the efficient operation of a nature center. Work with local schools, youth organizations and summer camps. Must be enthusiastic, responsible and willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and evenings. . Must have a positive attitude, demonstrate kindness and compassion to children and be a good role model.    Six month position starts mid April and runs through October.

Experience needed:  Two years college minimum. BS degree in Natural Sciences or Education preferred. Experience working with kids and some outdoor skills preferred.

Job Requirements:    Must be able to perform physical work in the outdoors, lift 50 pounds and hike three miles in a reasonable timeframe. Work some weekends and evenings. Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a background check to work with youth.

Camp Counselors: Two positions

Job Description:  The Outdoor Adventure Camp held at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is an adventure based nature day camp. We are seeking enthusiastic, fun-loving, responsible candidates who are willing to make summer camp a fantastic experience for our campers. The Summer Camp Counselors have on-site responsibility for camper supervision and teaching environmental education programs to youth ages 6 – 13. This position is assigned a wide variety of tasks and duties that must be performed to insure the efficient operation of the camp program.

Experience Needed:  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 towards children and be a good role model.  Must be comfortable working in the outdoors, getting dirty and handling icky things and pass a background check to work with youth.