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Work With Us

Woodcock Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Summer Camp Counselors

Applications are now closed as we review candidates. (As of March 14, 2023)

For more information, visit our Summer Employment Page. 

CITs (Counselors in Training) 

More info coming soon. 

Weekend Birthday Party Educator

Currently accepting applications.

We are looking for a weekend Birthday Party Educator to deliver our fun and educational nature-themed parties to children turning ages 4 and older. Enthusiasm is a must! Party programs include animal lessons with educational reptiles, amphibians, insects, as well as outdoor exploration components including treasure hunt on trails, scooping with nets in the wetlands, or building natural fairy houses in the woods. Training will be provided for party activities and working with our live animals. This is a part-time weekend position that requires a 4-hour commitment per birthday party (3.5 hours on day of party plus communication time with family and staff prior to party). Parties are held at the Nature Center. 


  • Independently lead children, guests, and accompanying parents in animal lessons and outdoor nature activities. 

  • Preparatory communication with family and staff during the week.

  • Timely communication with parents during the weeks before the party regarding activities and party details.

  • Timely communication with Office Manager and Director of Education regarding booking dates and program activities. 

  • Set up and breakdown of activities and cleaning of party spaces.  

  • Party Frequency: approximately 4-5 parties per month on average (dependent on the season). 


  • Weekend availability (approximately 4 hours per party on Saturday and/or Sunday)

  • Previous experience working with children 4-10 years old.

  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor.

  • Fun-loving, creative, and engaging personality. 

  • Comfortable working with all types of animals (reptiles, amphibians, insects, etc.). 

  • Willingness to get dirty and work hard in all weather (including cold, heat, humidity, and rain).

  • Ability to be physically active for most of the day (carry scavenger hunt items out on trails, keep pace with children on trails).

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified or willingness to become certified.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Reliable transportation. 

  • Nature, science, or natural history background is strongly preferred.

  • Position contingent on completion of successful background check.

Compensation: $70-80 per party

To Apply: Send a Cover Letter, Resume, and Contact Info for 2 References to Sarah Breznen, Education Director, at  Applicants who do not provide all of the documents listed above may not be considered.

High School Research Projects

We are currently accepting students.

Woodcock Nature Center is looking for local high school students who want to do research! This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain valuable college resume builders, and developing scientific skills! Do not pass it up if you’re interested in majoring in the field of science!

If you’re interested, send an email to  and describe the project you might want to do. If you don’t have an idea for a project, but you would like to do one, we can help you zero in on what might work best for you!

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High School Senior Internships

We are NOT accepting applications for the 2023 School Year.

Woodcock can help you participate in your school’s for-credit senior internship program. We offer a 3 to 4 week work experience that typically begins in mid May and is arranged in partnership with your school. This program gives seniors the opportunity to explore an area of interest outside of their usual class schedule. Our internship is ideal for seniors who are interested in non-profits, environmental science and education as well as outdoor work. Internship projects can include: wetland specimen collecting, program set-up, trail and ground maintenance, wood-chipping, animal care tank maintenance, etc. This is an unpaid internship. 


Send a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Bradshaw at

Marketing & Development Internship

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Woodcock Nature Center seeks an intern to assist in its small but busy administrative office with a variety of projects, including: donor research and correspondence; marketing projects related to promoting programs events; maintenance of fundraising and email databases; fundraising event support and other clerical tasks. 

This is an excellent opportunity for college students and/or recent college graduates with a background and interest in the environment, nature, education, non-profit administration, marketing and fundraising. Qualified candidates will be independent; organized; possess excellent writing, computer and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated interest in nature; and be enthusiastic and flexible. 

This is an unpaid internship. Two days per week minimum. Approximately 9am to 2pm. Dates and times flexible. Send a letter of interest and resume to Lenore Herbst at

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