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Opportunities

Located in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania Riverbend fosters an awareness, appreciation and understanding of our total environment through educational programming. By growing both a love of nature and environmental literacy, we prepare informed, resilient leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Please Note: 

Due to the current public health crisis, Riverbend will be pausing our hiring process. We will resume recruitment efforts for these open positions as soon as possible. 

FULL TIME POSITIONS

Education Programs Manager

Responsible for leading, managing and evaluating formal education programs for groups and individuals to meet the mission, vision and strategic goals of Riverbend Environmental Education Center. This includes school programs, camps, scouts and public programs.  The manager will schedule and oversee the implementation of group programs including the leadership, training and management of per-diem employees as needed. The Education Programs Manager reports directly to the Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives. The manager supervises the Education Programs Coordinator, Environmental Educators, interns and volunteers.

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Education Programs Coordinator

Responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of Riverbend summer and year-round camps, birthday parties, school and scout programs to meet the mission, vision and strategic goals of Riverbend Environmental Education Center. Additionally, the Coordinator will implement the Building STEM Skills through Aquaponics program, facilitate field trips and classroom programs and provide husbandry for Riverbend’s Animal Ambassadors and living aquaponics system.

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PART-TIME / SEASONAL POSITIONS

Lead Camp Counselor

Riverbend is seeking self-motivated, energetic and passionate educators for Riverbend Nature Camp.  Every week 70-100 children, ages 3-11 come to our 30-acre Gladwyne preserve for nature-based exploration and learning.  The atmosphere is friendly, and camper centered.  Curriculum is implemented by professional staff with a strong emphasis on exploring and expanding children’s interests and fostering a life-long connection to nature. Some programs take place at other sites and include weekly cookout or campout programs at Riverbend. Groups are generally 12-14 children, led by a Camp Counselor and Assistant Camp Counselor.

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Assistant Camp Counselor

Riverbend is seeking self-motivated, energetic and passionate educators for Riverbend Nature Camp. Every week 70-100 children, ages 3-11 come to our 30-acre Gladwyne preserve for nature-based exploration and learning.  The atmosphere is friendly, and camper centered. Curriculum is implemented by professional staff with a strong emphasis on exploring and expanding children’s interests and fostering a life-long connection to nature. Some programs take place at other sites and include weekly cookout or campout programs at Riverbend. Groups are generally 12-14 children, led by a Camp Counselor and Assistant Camp Counselor.

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Part-time Summer Internship in Habitat Management

Riverbend Environmental Education Center is accepting applications for 2020 Summer Habitat Management Interns to assist with the stewardship of our 30-acre nature preserve. The Habitat Management Interns, under the supervision of the Habitat and Volunteer Manager, will help maintain our trails, woodlands, gardens, ponds, and meadow areas, and assist with our ongoing woodland restoration project. Tasks will include planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pond maintenance, trail maintenance, stocking our woodpile, the identification and removal of invasive species, and debris removal. Storm and trash clean-up is also to be expected. Additionally, interns may operate small power equipment such as weed whackers or leaf blowers. This is a hands-on internship with most of the time spent working outside in nature.

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