Tin Mountain strives to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which to learn about and explore the natural world. Our doors and our lands are open and available to everyone who wants to participate. Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff, board of trustees, and members are united in our passion for environmental conservation, education, and research as well as our mutual trust and respect for each other and the world in which we live.

Tin Mountain is currently hiring for the following positions: Outreach Coordinator, Middle & High School Educator, and Summer Camp Instructors

 

Outreach Coordinator: The Outreach Coordinator will create, schedule and deliver programs to the public at Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) and within the greater Mount Washington Valley, related to our mission of promoting an appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults, and families through hands on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community. Programs demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, sustainable forestry, and agriculture.

Specific Duties

  • Increase on-site programming, including weekly guided hikes, parent/child programs, stewardship courses, citizen science projects, and larger indoor gatherings.
  • Open TMCC on weekends offering a variety of programs to the general public on site.
  • Research and develop payment system for all sanctuaries such as Iron Rangers, QR codes
  • Increase outreach programming in the community
  • Work with business members to include programming at their site.
  • Increase diversity outreach with a variety of groups to expand inclusion at TMCC.
  • Teach KITE units as necessary in busy periods, (Fall and Spring)
  • Integrate research activities with public programming

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in the environmental field
  • First aid training (Wilderness First Responder Certification preferred)
  • Ability to do moderate level outdoor exercise
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check
  • Strong naturalists’ skills and understanding of New England natural history
  • Strong organizational skills necessary with regard to developing, coordinating and scheduling programs, projects, maintaining files, reports and databases.

The outreach coordinator is a full time, benefited position with preference given to candidates that can start by May 1. Salary DOE. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including available start date to Executive Director Lori Kinsey (lkinsey@tinmountain.org) by March 18.

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Middle & High School Educator: Tin Mountain Conservation Center is seeking a MS/HS Environmental Science Educator for a 9 month seasonal position starting March of 2022.  This position is classified as temporary/hourly with the possibility of growing into year round/benefited, contingent upon funding.  Regular scheduled work hours will be Monday-Friday with occasional weekend work.

The position reports to, and works closely with the Education Director and HS Programs Manager to develop, prepare, and execute high quality environmental education programs and environmental science classes for our increasing demand of school programs serving students K-12.  Emphasis during the school-year will be teaching a regular Environmental Science class at the high school level as well as to serve as the lead for an immersive middle school field-science project.  Summer programming encompasses our traditional camp programs as well as occasional family and adult programming.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement grade appropriate standards-based lessons for middle school and high school students in the classroom and outdoors.
  • Represent TMCC’s organizational mission at schools and to the general public.
  • Assist HS Program Manager and Education Director with program logistics and preparation, including pre-visit communication, development of props and materials, facility maintenance, and curriculum development.
  • Prepare and maintain school program curriculum materials and teaching supplies
  • Safely lead participants in mountainous terrain and/or navigation of both flat and moving water bodies.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field. At least 1 year of experience in environmental education/outdoor education or traditional classroom.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and travel over uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license and personal transportation.
  • Criminal history background checks will be required.
  • Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.

Salary: $17.50/hour. Temporary housing for initial on boarding is available.

To apply, send a resume with references to pdemers@tinmountain.com.

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Summer Camp Instructors: Tin Mountain’s Summer Camps use a combination of Science, Adventure, and Fun to support the organization’s mission. Each day combines lessons within the environmental sciences with hikes, exploration, and games. Summer Day Camp Instructors are responsible for the daily functions of one of the day camps in Albany, Jackson, Tamworth, or Fryeburg. Day camps are for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Hours run from approximately 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. program time), Monday through Friday, plus one overnight during some sessions. Camps run Monday-Friday, June 27-August 12 (employment for individual weeks may be available).

Specific Duties Include:

  • Participate in staff training in June.
  • With a co-instructor and high school-aged Jr. Counselor, supervise up to 15 campers each day.
  • Plan, prepare, and lead age appropriate lessons, games, and crafts.
  • Lead hikes and exploration over uneven terrain.
  • Set the tone of camp. Be a role model for campers, Jr. Counselors, and your co-instructor.
  • Set up the facility at the beginning of camp.
  • Transport children for swimming and/or field trips (in Tin Mountain vehicles)
  • Clean up the facility at the end of each day and week of camp.
  • Maintain medical records and complete incident reports when necessary.
  • With guidance of the Education Director, make initial parent contacts in the event of an emergency or behavior problem at camp.

Qualification/Skills:

  • Environmental education or teaching experience
  • Summer camp experience preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification
  • A current driver’s license
  • (Water safety training a plus but not required)

***Instructor positions also available with our Explorers Camps, which include extended canoeing and  hiking trips. Contact us for more information.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Phaedra Demers at pdemers@tinmountain.org

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Intern Program

Interns are an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center’s operation and have an opportunity to work with all ages, and with a variety of groups, including schools and the general public. Interns are involved in general Nature Center operations including weekend festivals and events, curriculum and program development, and writing articles for the newsletter. Tin Mountain’s best interns have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary.

Learn more about our ongoing projects on our Research & Studies page.