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
Seasonal Nature Educator

Applications accepted June 20 through September 15 for this temporary part-time position.

Audubon Naturalists spend the winter months in classrooms from the Allegheny National Forest to towns along Lake Erie.

Seasonal Nature Educator Job Description

Title: Seasonal Nature Educator
Reports to
: Education Coordinator
Supervises (paid): none
Supervises (unpaid):  none
Salary: Part-time, temporary, $15.80/hour
Schedule: hours vary from week to week based on school schedules. Typically 20 to 35 hours per week

General Description

ACNC’s Seasonal Nature Educator teaches classroom nature programs, works with Nature Educators to modify classroom teaching points and methods, helps with festivals and events, and assists with teaching other programs at the center when school is not in session. Other tasks may be assigned as skills and time allow.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching in an elementary classroom setting
  • Experience teaching children in informal settings
  • General natural history knowledge and comfort in the outdoors
  • Familiar with office equipment, including copy machines, and computers
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to be dynamic
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Self-directed, but also able to work in a team environment
  • Flexible and open minded
  • Must pass a background check as the position involves extensive work with children.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree, or pursuit of a degree, in Education or the Natural sciences
  • Aspirations to be a Nature Center Educator
  • Experience using Microsoft Access


Wage: $15.80/hour, no benefits

October through March:  October 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025

20 – 35 hours/week, occasional weekends: Generally, Monday through Friday work schedule, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hours are somewhat flexible, as there are some weekend events, some days when afternoons are free, and some days schools start earlier than 9:00 a.m. There may be some weeks when you are asked to work Saturday instead of Monday.

Classroom Visits: You are expected to teach classroom programs throughout the duration of the position. This involves learning certain programs for each grade level, Pre-K through 5. Training and observation opportunities are provided before you teach your first classes. Classroom programs involve interacting with children, classroom management, and conveying knowledge effectively to elementary aged students. Typically you will teach 5 – 6 programs in a school day. Three to four days per week are spent in schools.

Other Programming: There are a handful of Camp Days during the course of the year on school breaks. These are one-day programs that mimic the Day Camp program and activities in different seasons. You would observe and assist with the first day, co-lead the second day, and lead subsequent days. Normal days include Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day, sometimes Patriots Day, two days during winter break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents’ Day.


To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Hatfield,, or 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY  14701 by September 15, 2024.



Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

Click here for holiday closings

Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bruce and Juline Battler

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Donna and Mark Hampton

Holmberg Foundation

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation


Hal and Mary Conarro

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant

Kravitz Tree Service

Doug and Lamae McCullor

National Fuel Gas Company

Weinberg Financial Group

Curt and Susie Westrom