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

Development Manager

The Development Manager fills a critical role of strategically managing Thorne’s individual donor campaigns (membership and annual fund) and aiding with the planning and execution of all fundraising events. They will also assists with other development activities to help the organization meet its revenue goals and access the resources necessary to fulfill its mission.

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To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to caitie@nullthornenature.org by July 2, 2021. Early applications preferred! Questions regarding the position can be directed to caitie@nullthornenature.org and will be responded to within 3 business days. No phone inquiries please. 


Assistant Preschool Teacher

Thorne Nature Preschool is built on the simple belief that kids grow better in nature. As an Assistant Preschool Teacher, you will work with the Preschool Team to develop and implement daily practices and routines, as well as seasonal, place-based, emergent curriculum that promotes early childhood development and deep nature connection. Thorne Nature Preschool Staff must be willing to spend time outdoors, in all weather, with their students. This position starts immediately, with the possibility of extend beyond the summer season to join our year-round team. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mattie at 303.499.3647 x106 or mattie@nullthornenature.org

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Preschool Manager

Thorne Nature Experience is seeking a Preschool Manager who oversees Thorne Nature Preschool’s daily operations, supports goals, manages enrollment and family engagement, and manages and supports staff and volunteers. Our ideal candidate has a genuine love for young children, has a deep personal connection to nature, and has a commitment to high quality early childhood care and learning. Thorne is looking for someone with demonstrated experience in management, who is goal and detail oriented, who is highly relational, and is someone who would enjoy taking a lead role in fostering the continued success of this school. They can balance the ability to effectively run the daily operations of the preschool and be a creative and inspirational mentor to staff, families, and children. Thorne Nature Preschool Staff must be willing to spend time outdoors, in all weather, with their students. 

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Position open until filled, initial review of applicants on June 15, 2021, early application appreciated. Send resume and cover letter to Erin Saunders, Education Program Director at 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

Thorne Summer Camp Instructors plan and lead fun, hands-on, two-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 session and guide them through engaging activities outdoors, following a specific nature theme. Camp themes include wild nature play, survival skills, nature art, and more! You will be responsible for leading and planning programs that inspire campers’ curiosity, build confidence and comfort in nature, facilitate teamwork, and provide knowledge and skills. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carrie at 303.499.3647 x110 or carrie@nullthornenature.org. Accepting applications through 7/1/2021.

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Summer Camp Bilingual Instructor

Bilingual Summer Camp Instructors plan and lead fun, hands-on, two-week long outdoor day camps that inspire and cultivate nature connection in our campers. Bilingual Summer Camp Instructors typically provide additional support for Thorne’s scholarship campers that are a part the Nature Kids program. Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 3-15 years old every session and guide them through engaging activities outdoors, following a specific nature theme. Camp themes include wild nature play, survival skills, and more! You will be responsible for leading and planning programs that inspire campers’ curiosity, build confidence and comfort in nature, facilitate teamwork, and provide knowledge and skills. Camps are led primarily in English, but Spanish may be used when communicating with some campers and families. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carrie at 303.499.3647 x110 or carrie@nullthornenature.org. Accepting applications through 7/1/2021.

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Instructor Bilingüe del Campamento de Verano

Los instructores bilingües de campamentos de verano planifican y dirigen campamentos de día al aire libre divertidos y prácticos de dos semanas de duración, que inspiran y cultivan la conexión con la naturaleza en nuestros campistas. Los instructores bilingües del campamento de verano generalmente brindan apoyo adicional para los campistas becados de Thorne que son parte del programa Jóvenes de la Naturaleza. Los instructores guían a un grupo diferente de hasta 12 campistas de 3 a 15 años en cada sesión y los guían a través de actividades interesantes al aire libre, siguiendo un tema específico de la naturaleza. ¡Los temas del campamento incluyen juegos de naturaleza salvaje, habilidades de supervivencia y más! Usted será responsable de dirigir y planificar programas que inspiren la curiosidad de los campistas, generen confianza y comodidad en la naturaleza, faciliten el trabajo en equipo y proporcionen conocimientos y habilidades. Los campamentos se llevan a cabo principalmente en inglés, pero se puede usar el español al comunicarse con algunos campistas y familias. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con Carrie al 303.499.3647 x110 o carrie@nullthornenature.org. ACEPTANDO hasta el 7/1/2021

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