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Program Assistant

Holden ME

The Fields Pond Audubon Center is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Program Assistant who loves working with elementary students. This position will assist with the development and delivery of grant-funded community and afterschool environmental education programs, with a major emphasis on school children in grades K-5. These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding, and responsibility for the natural world and focus on natural history, sustainability, and human impacts. Candidates should have experience and strong skills with elementary-age students; group management; hybrid learning models; program development and delivery. This position may also assist with other sanctuary projects as time allows, including environmental research, land stewardship, and maintenance.


Essential Duties:

Teach and administer grant-funded outreach and afterschool programs for area youth

Facilitate online learning experiences as needed

Support teachers, students and families through excellent communication

Model safe and responsible behavior during outdoor activities

Assist with the implementation of nature camp programs and special events

Collaborate with other Maine Audubon staff to achieve outreach and education goals



Background in education, nature programs, biology, or environmental studies

Knowledge of Maine’s natural history and ecology

Skilled with computer software applications and online meeting/teaching platforms

Have (or able to work towards) current First Aid and CPR certification

Enthusiastic and passionate about environmental education

Able to multi-task and manage a variety of responsibilities

Able to pass a criminal background check


Physical Requirements:

Able to lift up to 50 pounds when setting up for programs or working on the property.

Able to hike all trails on Fields Pond property as part of programing and stewardship.

Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment.

Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions.


Appointment: This position will be limited to 16 hours per week in winter. Additional hours and seasonal extensions may be possible as projects, funding, and seasonal workloads expand.


Hourly rate: $17/hour


To apply: Please send a letter of intent and resume to Maine Audubon, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine 04429 or email fieldspond@maineaudubon.org We will begin reviewing application immediately. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


Maine Audubon is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.


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Posted January 5, 2021

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