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 10

Applications accepted January 1 – March 10, 2024 for positions that run from May through August 2024.

Nature Education Internship
Paid, hourly
New York State minimum wage, no benefits.
Applications Accepted: January 1 – March 10, 2024
Start Date: 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 educators and volunteers for professional development; assist with daily operations of the nature center (including recycling, compost, cleaning, and maintenance); assist with trail and ground work.


  • 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 ($15.00 per hour), 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, and occasionally July and August, ACNC offers guided walks to schools and organizations. Your job is to engage the students in meaningful learning activities along the way and to 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.


To Apply

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

Application Deadline — March 10, 2024


Invasive Species Management Assistant - Apply by March 15, 2024

Invasive Species Management Assistants (2) — Apply by March 15, 2024.

Applications accepted through March 15, 2024 for two seasonal, part-time positions that run from early June through late August.

General description

ACNC Seasonal Invasive Species Management Interns work onsite to remove Water Chestnut, an aquatic invasive species. Invasive Management Interns will work with the ACNC Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers and oversee all hand-pulls and treatments of Water Chestnut within the ACNC property. Work to remove additional aquatic and land-based invasive species may also take place.

Additional responsibilities include properly maintaining ACNC equipment and cleaning up after hand-pulls. Assistants will also be asked to take photos of their progress, document the number of plants removed, and present an end-of-year synopsis to the Executive Director of ACNC.

Invasive species identification and removal information to be provided at the beginning of the season. Prior experience is not required, but is preferred.



  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to work independently
  • Understanding of and appreciation for safe methods to work around and in water
  • In good physical condition, willing and able to work outside in all weather and in up to 4 feet of water while wearing chest waders
  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing information with others


  • Familiarity with Audubon Community Nature Center
  • Experience overseeing, and working with volunteers
  • Detail oriented
  • Previous Experience removing Water Chestnut, a floating aquatic non-native invasive species
  • Experience and or comfortability using kayaks and or canoes
  • Interest in, comfort in, and knowledge of the natural world

Position Details:
Wage: $15.00/hour, no benefits
Timeframe: June through August; Hours will vary based on scheduled activities, weather, and intensity of Water Chestnut infestation.
200 – 250 hours in total: Some weeks of work will be more intense than others based on weather and scheduled volunteer Water Chestnut pulls.

Apply by March 15, 2024:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
ACNC – Invasive Species Project
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
or email with “Application for Seasonal Invasive Species Management Interns” as the subject line.


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.

 Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community       Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation                   
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
















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