Program Assistant

Maine Audubon Published: January 14, 2021
Holden, ME
Job Type
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Education /

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~ Maine Audubon is the state’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation organization. ~

Since 1843, we have been connecting people to nature through a science-based approach to conservation, education, and advocacy. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight wildlife sanctuaries, 10,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, and serves over 50,000 people annually.

Position Overview

The Fields Pond Audubon Center is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Program Assistant who loves working with elementary students. This position will assist with the development and delivery of grant-funded community and afterschool environmental education programs, with a major emphasis on school children in grades K-5.

These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding, and responsibility for the natural world and focus on natural history, sustainability, and human impacts. Candidates should have experience and strong skills with elementary-age students; group management; hybrid learning models; program development and delivery. This position may also assist with other sanctuary projects as time allows, including environmental research, land stewardship, and maintenance.

  • Appointment: This position will be limited to 16 hours per week in winter. Additional hours and seasonal extensions may be possible as projects, funding, and seasonal workloads expand.


Essential Duties:

  • Teach and administer grant-funded outreach and afterschool programs for area youth
  • Facilitate online learning experiences as needed
  • Support teachers, students and families through excellent communication
  • Model safe and responsible behavior during outdoor activities
  • Assist with the implementation of nature camp programs and special events
  • Collaborate with other Maine Audubon staff to achieve outreach and education goals


  • Background in education, nature programs, biology, or environmental studies
  • Knowledge of Maine’s natural history and ecology
  • Skilled with computer software applications and online meeting/teaching platforms
  • Have (or able to work towards) current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about environmental education
  • Able to multi-task and manage a variety of responsibilities
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds when setting up for programs or working on the property.
  • Able to hike all trails on Fields Pond property as part of programing and stewardship.
  • Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment.
  • Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions.


  • Hourly rate: $17/hour.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email (or mail) a letter of intent and resume to Maine Audubon, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine 04429.
  • We will begin reviewing application immediately.
  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening. 

Maine Audubon is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.

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