Audubon Summer Camp Environmental Educator (Closes April 26)

Summer Camp Environmental Educator Audubon Society of Portland


Posted: 4/1/2016

Location: Portland Metro

Closing Date: 4/26/2016

Industry: Education, Environment, Nonprofit

Type: Full Time

Job Title: Summer Camp Environmental Educator Positions
Classification: Seasonal Contract


The Audubon Society of Portland is seeking talented Environmental Educators to lead our summer camp trips, classes and camps. Applicants must have experience in Environmental Education with knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history. Qualified individuals should have a passion for working with children and for cultivating each child’s personal connection to the natural world. Our summer educators are responsible for collaborative facilitation of camps as well as being flexible and willing to teach in informal outdoor settings. Each Environmental Educator will work with a team of summer camp staff to run the activities of camp in a safe, fun and engaging way.

We are hiring for several positions to lead a combination of half-day, full-day, overnight and community-based satellite camps. The satellite camps include Audubon East Explorers, Explorador and the Audubon Nature Team (ANT). 

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of general forest ecology, pacific northwest natural history, regional birds and mammals
• Two years field experience teaching Environmental Education
• College degree and/or equivalent experience teaching school-age children
• Experience driving a 15 passenger van
• Overnight camp experience

Please highlight any of the following skill-based qualifications in your job application:

Wilderness Living Skills
Marine Biology
Animal Tracking
Nature Art & Nature Crafting
Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting
Deep Sea and Lake Fishing

This position has a starting pay of $14 per hour for up to 40 hours per week with compensation for overnight camps.
There is a required two week paid camp training starting June 6th. Environmental Educators will be paid for planning time to design and develop curriculum for the camps that they lead.

About Audubon Society of Portland
Audubon Society of Portland is located in a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary, just minutes from downtown Portland, offering a welcoming and exciting work environment where the passion for native birds, wildlife and connecting people with nature is shared by all. Audubon Society of Portland and its members have been instrumental in developing the environmental policies that shape our region today. Supported through a variety of both philanthropic and earned income activities, the organization is financially strong.

The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or mental or physical handicap.

Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Audubon Society of Portland is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment, reflecting the diversity of the community in its board, staff, volunteers, and members; ensuring its internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance its diversity goals; and empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment.

More information can be found at

Application Guidelines/Contact:

To apply:
Please email your cover letter, resume, and completed employment application* to with subject: “Summer Camp Environmental Educator.”
*employment application available at

CLOSING DATE: April 26th at 4 pm. 



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