Employment Opportunities

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

The link to our summer 2017 job application will be available in January 2017. We look forward to learning more about your experience and your enthusiasm to connect youth to nature! If you need additional information please contact carrie@thornenature.org

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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