Current Open Positions



We currently have one position open at the Nature Center. To apply, please contact Education Director, Allison Bedosky at allisonbedosky@ryenaturecenter.org.


Position: Environmental Educator Part-time


The Environmental Educator supports the development and implementation of all the FRNC’s environmental education programs for all ages.  This position acts as a lead teacher/educator within the following programs/classes:  elementary school field trips, after-school enrichment, special events, all summer camp programs, family programs, birthday parties, Forest Kindergarten, and our Preschool Ecology program.  


Primary Duties:


Education and Programs (85%)

  • Act as a co-teacher in the Preschool Ecology and Forest Kindergarten programs.

  • Occasionally lead FRNC’s environmental education programs, pre-K through adult, in indoor, outdoor, and off-site locations.  

  • Provide input for environmental education curriculum, school workshops, and summer camp programs.

  • Collaborate with the Education Director and staff in the development of new, innovative program offerings.

  • Act as a group leader during FRNC summer camp sessions.

  • Lead school study tours using Nature Center curriculum that meets requirements set by the New York State Common Core.


Visitor Center and Site (10%)

  • Assist with overall visitor experience at the Nature Center, including indoor and outdoor exhibits, trails, and special projects.

  • Assist with animal caretaker duties as needed.

  • Provide office administrative support as needed.

  • Ensure overall cleanliness and safety of the classroom. Assist with daily cleaning, organization and tidiness of both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces. 


Fundraising (5%)

  • Support all aspects of FRNC’s fundraising including mass mailings and events.

  • Work at special events on weekends as necessary.

  • Cultivate positive relationships with all customers and donors.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in environmental studies, education, ecology, or related field.

  • A minimum of two years prior teaching experience in a school, nature or science center, or similar informal education-based organization.

  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental education curriculum preferred.

  • Proven experience leading groups and a commitment to teamwork.

  • Exceptional talent at engaging all grade levels.

  • Knowledge of flora and fauna of the region, gardening, birds, seasonal changes, marine biology, and wildlife preferred.

  • Excellent communication, organization and computer skills.

  • Must be able manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • First Aid and CPR certified.  

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand and/or walk for long periods on trails.  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Rye Nature Center is a great place to work if you enjoy spending time outdoors.

Do you have a special skill to share?

Apply today!

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We are looking for responsible, college and high school students to help provide a fun, hands-on educational experience for a group of 12-15 children. Group leaders and counselors will support our specialists, monitor group behavior, plan free time activities and serve as a role model and mentor to campers.


Group Leaders:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must have experience with children.

  • Must be available 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday from June until August. 



  • Must be at least 16 years old.

  • Prior experience with children preferred but not required.

  • Must be available 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday from June until August.


To apply, plese download and complete THIS FORM which includes:

  • Health History

  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement

  • Two Reference Forms (References may be completed by teachers/professors, coaches, and/or former employers)


Anyone interested in applying for a position as a summer camp counselor or group leader: please contact our Camp Director at allisonbedosky@ryenaturecenter.org to schedule an interview.


If you are interested in volunteering, please see our volunteer page for more opportunities.