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.

OPPORTUNITIES

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & COMMUNITY LIAISON AMERICORPS MEMBER

Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. The eeCorps member will work collaboratively with fellow employees to implement and develop in-school, after school, preschool, and virtual programs to promote nature connection in area youth. The eeCorps member will also design and promote family programs in the predominantly low-income and Latinx community of Lafayette, CO through the Nature Kids/Jóvenes de la Naturaleza program.

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SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future!

Thorne Summer Camp Instructors plan and lead fun, hands-on, week-long outdoor day camps that inspire and cultivate nature connection in our campers. Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 3-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities, following a specific nature theme for the week. Camp themes include wild nature play, survival skills, nature art, and more! You will be responsible for sparking campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, providing knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun!

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NATURE PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP TEACHER

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future! 

Thorne Nature Preschool Summer Camp Teachers support the holistic development of young children (ages 3-5 yrs old) and their relationship to the natural world, through joyful, hands-on, place-based, developmentally appropriate experiences that nurture the whole child and foster an emotional connection to nature.

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BILINGUAL SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future!

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 [email protected] campers through scholarship school groups and I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, where being bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.

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SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE LEAD INSTRUCTOR

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future!

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.

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SUMMER CAMP FIELD ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future!

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.

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SUMMER CAMP FISHING & BIKING ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future! 

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.

CLICK HERE to view the job description. 


SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, Thorne has shifted our camp model for the summer of 2020 and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. We are excited to learn more about your interest in connecting youth to nature in the future!

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.

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

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