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
Summer Nature Education Internship - Apply by March 4

Applications accepted January 1 – March 4, 2020 for positions that run from Mid-May through Mid-August 2020.

Nature Education Internship
Paid, hourly
New York State minimum wage, no benefits.
Applications Accepted: January 1 – March 4, 2020
Start Date: Mid-May (more details below)
Duration: Typically through mid-August

General Description:
Lead Discovery Walks; serve as camp counselor through the summer; attend walks and classes led by naturalists and volunteers for professional development; assist with daily operations of the Nature Center (including recycling, compost, cleaning, and maintenance).


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Interest in, comfort in, and knowledge of the natural world
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to navigate up to three miles a day on rough terrain in variable weather conditions


  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing
  • Familiarity with Audubon Community Nature Center
  • Planning to enter an environmental or education field


New York State minimum wage ($11.80), no benefits.

May through August
Exact start and end dates are somewhat negotiable.

25-40 hours/week, occasional weekends
In May and June, up to 30 hours per week, usually Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Once camp starts, a maximum of 40 hours per week, usually 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays. There may be some weeks when you are asked to work Saturday instead of Monday. You may not reach maximum hours for each week.

School credit:
If you are applying for school credit, you must submit the internship requirements from your school with your application (number
of hours/credit, if a project is required, if certain activities must be completed, etc.)

Discovery Walks:
In May and June, ACNC offers guided walks to schools. Your job is to engage students in meaningful learning activities along the way and make sure you keep to a specified schedule. Training and observation is provided before you lead your first solo walk.

Summer day camp:
Starting in late June, eight weeks of summer Day Camp begin. You assist and observe during the first week of camp, then lead your own groups for the remainder of the summer. Written outlines of each camp
are provided, it is your job to fill out the subject matter with activities, lessons, and projects.

What does ACNC do for you?

You’ll walk away from this internship with experience working with groups
of children in preschool through middle school. ACNC provides learning opportunities in the form of hikes with an educator, recommended reading materials, job-shadowing the various positions at a Nature Center, research projects such as bird banding, and off-site field trips.

You have the opportunity to develop lesson plans for week-long camp
and participate in land management in the sanctuary. You may gain experience working with reptiles and amphibians as part of the education animal collection and minimal training on the care and maintenance of a Bald Eagle.

Finally, ACNC hopes you walk away with a better understanding that environmental education is a way of life, not a field of interest. Through experience, knowledge, and action, your work here will give you the tools to shape the future and its citizens.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Sarah Hatfield
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
or email to


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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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.

Bob and Kathy Frucella

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro
Defrees Family Memorial Fund