EMPLOYMENT

Thorne’s programs are designed and implemented by a small but dedicated team of full-time employees and seasonal instructors. In order to attract the best environmental educators, Thorne offers generous pay and benefits packages comparative to other environmental education nonprofits. Employment opportunities are listed below.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

THORNE NATURE PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Thorne Nature Experience is seeking a Preschool Director who will help develop and oversee the Thorne Nature Preschool, a partial day, nature-based program launching in the fall of 2019 that aims to both support early childhood development and foster deep nature connection. Our ideal candidate has a genuine love for young children, has a deep personal connection to nature, and has a commitment to high quality care and learning. Thorne is looking for a Director who is visionary, experienced, detail oriented, highly relational, and is someone who would enjoy taking a lead role in building this program from the ground up. They can balance the ability to effectively run the daily operations of the preschool and be a creative and inspirational mentor to children. Thorne Nature Preschool Staff must be willing to spend time outdoors, in all weather, with their students.

This job is for you if you:

  • Are inspired by our mission
  • Love young children and supporting their development
  • Love nature and can be outdoors in all seasons
  • Thrive in leadership roles
  • Delight in all aspects of program design and development
  • Are a highly relational and effective communicator
  • Are able to multi-task and manage a variety of program details
  • Have a positive attitude and are able to roll with a dynamic and creative organization
  • Care about equity and diversity
  • Enjoy working in a progressive, relational, collaborative, nature loving team of dedicated and talented individuals

 

CLICK HERE to view the complete job description in English.  

How to apply:

Position open until filled, initial review of applicants on January 4, 2019, early application appreciated.  Send resume and cover letter to Erin Saunders, Education Program Director erin@nullthornenature.org.  Please, no phone inquiries.  Questions can be directed to Erin Saunders by e-mail and will be responded to within three business days.


SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

As a Thorne Summer Camp Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community.  Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 5-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities outdoors, following a specific nature theme for the week. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! 

As a Summer Camp Instructor, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have significant experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


BILINGUAL SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

As a Thorne Summer Camp Bilingual Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community.  Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 5-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities outdoors, following a specific nature theme for the week. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! 

As a Summer Camp Instructor, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have significant experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action. Thorne offers camps in English with a Bilingual Instructor, so that bilingual families can opt into these camps.  Thorne also serves many Latin@ campers through scholarship school groups and I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, where being bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE LEAD INSTRUCTOR

As an Extended Care Lead Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community. Extended Care Lead Instructors coordinate our Extended Care program, which runs from 2:30-5:30 PM after the standard camp day. Extended Care Lead Instructors mentor different groups of campers from 5-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities outdoors and indoors after the camp day. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! 

Extended Care programs are site based and have a ratio of 15 campers per instructor. As an Extended Care Lead Instructor, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have significant experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


SUMMER CAMP FIELD COORDINATOR

Through the Thorne Summer Camp Field Coordinator position, you have the amazing opportunity to foster a deep nature connection with children in our community. The Field Coordinator provides general program support of camp by overseeing the camp at a specific site, supporting instructors, and contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. The field coordinator will spend the majority of their time in the field and will act as the go-to person whenever support is needed. Field Coordinators also act as a substitute Instructor if needed.

As a Field Coordinator, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


SUMMER CAMP FIELD ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Through the Thorne Summer Camp Field Assistant Internship, you have the amazing opportunity to foster a deep nature connection with children in our community.  Field Assistant Interns provide general program support of camp by assisting in the oversight of camp, supporting Instructors, and contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. As a Field Assistant Intern, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives.

The ideal candidates have experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be an Instructor.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Assistant Instructors support a Lead Instructor in camps that require two Instructors for safety and/or learning reasons. These Biking and Fishing “Camp Experiences” meet at various locations in Boulder County or Littleton, providing campers with an opportunity to learn fishing and biking skills through joyful, hands-on, place-based ecology. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be a Lead Instructor.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

As an Extended Care Assistant Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community. Extended Care Assistant Instructors support the Extended Care Lead Instructor in running the Extended Care program, which runs from 2:30-5:30 PM after the standard camp day. Extended Care Assistant Instructors mentor different groups of campers from 5-15 years old every week and assist in guiding them through engaging activities outdoors and indoors after the camp day. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! Extended Care programs are site based and have a ratio of 15 campers per instructor. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be a Lead Instructor.

An updated job description for the 2019 season and link to the 2019 online application will be available in December.


NATURE KIDS/JOVENES DE LA NATURALEZA LAFAYETTE OPPORTUNITIES

Environmental Education Youth Corps
CLICK HERE to view the complete job description. Please check back for 2019 application.

 

CU Summer Research Internship
CLICK HERE for the job description. Please check back for 2019 application.

 


To see volunteer and internship opportunities available at Thorne, click HERE to go to our Volunteer & Internship Opportunities page.