Audubon Community Nature Center is always on the lookout for talented individuals to join the team. See below for current and annual positions.

If you have questions about applying for a position, please call (716) 569-2345 or email

Current Openings

Naturalist Position

Applications accepted through October 31, 2017 for a position that begins December 1, 2017.


Title: Naturalist
: This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits.
Wage: $25,000–$28,000
Applications accepted: through October 31, 2017
Start Date: December 1, 2017

The selected candidate will be offered training in teaching methods and have the opportunity to learn the established programs before being expected to teach them. The primary audience ACNC serves is Pre-K through fifth grade, though public programs are offered to adults, families, and intergenerational groups.

General Description

The naturalist develops, leads, and organizes educational programming for all ages in many formats; takes leadership for assigned projects or events; undertakes special assignments relevant to existing plans such as Strategic Planning, Land Management, or Interpretation; performs administrative tasks as needed to support general operation of the Nature Center; other duties as assigned.

Responsibility Breakdown

  • Programming: 60% of time: Teach established programs in classrooms, lead nature walks at the Nature Center and in the community, lead Day Camp programs, oversee outreach at community events, participate in and coordinate festivals and events, assist in the development of educational resources such as exhibits, live animals, newspaper articles, and events.
  • Special Projects: 25% of time: Undertake significant projects, relevant to the Strategic Plan or Land Use Management Plan that are outside of teaching responsibilities; oversee other projects as assigned by the Program Director or President.
  • Other: 15% of time: organizational support, administration, and other miscellaneous jobs to support the Nature Center.


  • A minimum of 6 months experience teaching in both formal and informal settings
  • Knowledge of and comfort in the natural world
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Passion for learning and self-improvement, especially regarding the natural world
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to work independently with little direct oversight
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation


  • Experience working with Pre-K through fifth grade
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Writing skills
  • Experience working at a nature center
  • Live animal care experience, especially reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey
  • Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, education, interpretation, or management


Please send a resume with three references and cover letter to:
Audubon Community Nature Center – Naturalist Position
attn: Jennifer Schlick
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
or with “Application for Naturalist Position” as the subject line. Please apply by midnight on October 31, 2017.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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March - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

November - February
Sunday - Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.