Senior Naturalist/Teacher (FT/Seasonal)

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Wentworth, NH
United States

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Camp Pemigewassett ("Pemi"), a residential camp for boys, age 8-15, in Wentworth, NH, is looking for a SENIOR TEACHER/NATURALIST, for a full-time seasonal position, June 16-August 17, 2019. Pemi has a 93-year tradition of excellence in science-based, outdoor, nature education and the program’s Director has been presented with the New England Environmental Education Alliance’s Non-formal Educator Award. The person taking this position will also assist in the program’s operation.

Candidates for this position should have at least 3 years’ experience in outdoor/environmental education or science teaching, and a degree in one of the field-based sciences. Additional experience could substitute for the degree. We are especially looking for someone with a passion for insects and related organisms.In addition, strength in at least one of the following would be a plus: fresh-water ecology, forest ecology, birds, animals, astronomy, wilderness skills. While familiarity with our northern New England habitats would be helpful, it is not necessary as we can provide training. 

Pemi is located on the edge of the White Mountains and the New Hampshire Lakes Region. We own all the property surrounding a small lake and the habitats on our land include lake, bog, swamp, mixed conifer forest, small streams, and riparian. Other habitats are a short trip away. We have a large, fully equipped nature center that includes reference collections of insects, rocks and minerals, and mushrooms, along with a 1000 volume library of field guides and other nature-related books. More information about the program and our facilities can be found on our web site (

How to Apply:

For more information, contact R. Laurence Davis, PhD, Director of Nature Programs and Teaching at Those who wish to apply should send, electronically to this email address, a cover letter that describes your interests and experience, a current CV, and a list of 3 references with contact information. The salary is negotiable and based on experience and education. It includes housing, meals, and laundry. For the senior position, a campership at Pemi for children is also a possibility and it may be possible to accommodate spouses.Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.