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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Green Mountain Audubon Center’s conservation education programs provide people of all ages with direct experiences in nature. Audubon’s programs are outdoors, science-based, interactive, and encourage participants to take age-appropriate conservation action to help protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.


The Educator is a critical member of Audubon Vermont’s (AV) Center team, with a strong focus on developing and delivering education programs for all ages. The Educator will lead programs for affinity groups, underserved populations, children preschool through high school, adults and the general public. This position will also help to mentor college students through our robust internship program.


Reports to the Education Program Manager at the Audubon Center and works a 35 hours per week schedule with occasional weekend and evening work.



$17.00 - $20.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with other education staff, volunteers, and college level interns to deliver high quality outdoor education programs both onsite at the Green Mountain Audubon Center and offsite at schools, parks, and other venues in every season.
  • Under the guidance of the Education Manager, develop and implement education programs for pre-school – high school aged students that support Audubon Vermont’s conservation and education goals.
  • Work with community partners to promote, develop and deliver age-appropriate environmental education programs for underserved populations and affinity groups.
  • Work with community partners to deliver education programming for adult audiences including supporting and promoting community science programs.
  • Assist in the development of lesson plans and teaching of seasonal summer and camp programs including school vacation camps, summer day camps, and programs for groups visiting the Center during the summer.
  • Prepare and maintain education program materials.
  • Represent Audubon at conferences, festivals and other public events as assigned.
  • Work with the AV conservation team to integrate conservation themes and/or outcomes into programs.
  • Assist with other Audubon Center-based duties including special events and trails and facilities maintenance as deemed necessary by the Center Director.
  • Interact with the general public, Audubon members, teachers and school officials, AV board members, other conservation groups. This includes verbal and written correspondence and fielding natural history questions.
  • Regularly update the Center’s website, post to social media platforms and help to generate new and robust social media strategies to engage the community in our programs and events.
  • Take photos during education programs and report accurate participant numbers for reporting purposes.
  • Broaden the community of people that Audubon Vermont engages to include people underrepresented in our environmental education work by brining ideas and an inclusive perspective.
  • Work to incorporate equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging into our education programming.
  • Assist Education Manager with administrative duties as necessary to benefit the education team
  • The Educator will work in person at our Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, VT. Off-site programs and some weekday and weekend travel required.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental studies, education, environmental education, natural science, outdoor recreation, or related field required.
  • 1-2 years of elementary and middle school education experience with proven abilities in designing and teaching nature-based lesson plans and outdoor activities required.
  • Experience preparing and leading programs for adults is desired.
  • A people-oriented approach with a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent Audubon to the public.
  • Experience working with multigenerational audiences and diverse cultural communities and a commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion as a core component of our work.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to take initiative, handle multiple tasks, be highly organized with attention to detail, and can work projects through from start to completion independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interest in working outdoors, year-round in all weather conditions, able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.), with or without accommodation and travel within the community to teach programs as needed.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours during applicable seasons, with occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and communication skills, including public speaking and presentations and the ability to work as a team member.
  • Knowledge of Vermont’s natural history with a commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and habitats.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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