Junior Conservation Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2023 12:39 PM)
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Seasonal, Part-Time
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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 towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

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 brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

We are thrilled to invite 14-18 years old students to join the third cohort of our Junior Conservation Technician (JCT) Program. This is a paid service-learning opportunity for students looking to gain a deeper understanding of environmental conservation through hands-on experience working in the field. JCTs will learn from and work outdoors alongside local Vermont conservation heroes! We are looking for teens who are excited and able to work during part of their February, April, and summer breaks plus a few weekend dates. JCT’s will work outdoors in all seasons on projects at and around the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, VT.



$15.00 / hour

Essential Functions

We are seeking teens interested in learning about environmental education, conservation and participating in projects that help birds and other wildlife inhabiting the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Projects may include, but are not limited to: bird banding, bird-friendly forest management practices, maple sugaring, trail maintenance, collecting data for community science initiatives, caretaking native plant gardens, basic carpentry work, working with summer day campers and the public, and removing invasive species.


We are looking for people with interests in:

  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Outdoor/environmental education
  • Science/nature writing and communications
  • Learning naturalist skills (Wildlife and plant ID, animal tracking, etc.)
  • Teaching and mentoring younger kids
  • Building teamwork and leadership skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have an interest in learning about environmental conservation, bird-friendly conservation practices, environmental education, and naturalist skills.
  • Must be excited about doing physical work for full days outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including cold, snow, heat, and rain.
  • Must be willing to hike to project locations around the Audubon Center.
  • Must be a team player, but also excited to work on individual projects.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the Green Mountain Audubon Center on workdays.

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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