Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for two Ecology Camp Instructors.

Duties: Instructors will work with the Education Program Leader to implement all aspects of the Cary Institute Summer Ecology Day Camp for children in grades 2-7. Duties include teaching, developing curriculum, preparing materials, working with middle and high school junior counselors, and collaborating with educational and scientific staff. Activities include ecology experiments in streams, forests, ponds and fields, hiking, environmental games, nature arts & crafts, and hiking on our 2000-acre property in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Qualifications: Coursework completed in education and/or relevant scientific field, plus teaching experience and certification/willingness to become certified in first aid and CPR. Teachers are encouraged to apply. Must have strong background in ecology and a passion for sharing science and the environment with children. Job offers will be made contingent upon our receipt of favorable background check reports.

The duration of these positions is 6 to 8 weeks from June - August, 40 hours per week. We host 9 weeks of camp and allow instructors some flexibility in selecting their weeks.
Approximate start date is June 20, 2018, with first camp session commencing June 25 - 29, 2018.

Reports to: Dr. Alan Berkowitz, Head of Education

Posted On: January 6, 2018

Closing Date: Position will remain open until March 20, 2018 or until filled.

To apply: Please complete an online application at and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 18001-I, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.