Employment

SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION POSITION

February 2014

About the Position:  The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking Environmental Educators for the summer of 2014.  The Educators will be responsible for implementing RHA’s summer Nature Day Camp and Farm Camp, with assistance from a paid intern and high school volunteers.  Some prep work will take place during May or June, as convenient to the hired educators.  The camp is scheduled for seven weeks, approximately 25-30 hours per week.  Camp runs Monday through Friday from June 23 through August 8.  Sessions are as follows:

June 23-27 · Campers Ages 3 and 4 · 9 am to 11:30 am
July 7-11 · Campers ages 5 and 6 · 10 am to 2 pm
July 14-18 · Campers ages 7 thru 10 · 10 am to 2 pm
July 21-25 · Campers ages 7 thru 10 · 10 am to 2 pm
July 28-August 1 · Nature Art Camp for Campers ages 7 thru 12 · 9 am to 12 pm
August 4-8 · Campers ages 3 and 4 · 9 am to 11:30 am
*Farm Camp · July 21-25 · Ages 9-12 · 8 am to 2 pm

Preference will be given to candidates that can participate in all four weeks of camp, but consideration will be given to anyone that can commit to at least two weeks.  RHA will provide lesson plans and materials, with the opportunity for Educators to contribute to lesson plans.  We encourage candidates to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, biology, ecology or a related field, or equivalent experience.  Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors (even in inclement weather), have a basic understanding of elementary environmental topics and enjoy working with children.  Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.

*Preferred Farm Camp applicants will be comfortable working with farm animals, have skills in gardening and handicrafts such as weaving, woodworking, cooking, etc., and have experience working with children ages 9-12.  Please indicate these skills in your cover letter.

Hours: 25-30 hours/week
Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $550 per week.

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org

Applications will be accepted through March 1st, and interviews will begin in mid-March.

For more information please email LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314

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SUMMER INTERN POSITION (Paid)

About the Position:  The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey.  RHA is seeking candidates for the Louis Starr Memorial Intern position, for the summer of 2014.  The intern will assist in all program areas, including:

  • Stream Monitoring
  • Stream Data Management
  • Environmental Education (Nature Day Camp)
  • Well Testing Program
  • Stewardship Projects
  • Volunteer Projects

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will be working towards a degree or will have recently completed a degree in biology, ecology, environmental policy or a related field.  Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and have a basic understanding of conservation practices.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.  Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.

Hours:  25-30 hours/week (flexible)

Start Date:  Late May/Early June (flexible)

End Date:  Early to Mid August (flexible)

Compensation:  $2,500 Stipend

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org.

Applications will be accepted through March 15th, and interviews will begin in late March.

For more information please email LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314