Our success is intricately connected with the endeavors of our staff in education, public relations, program development, and facilities management.  Instructors and Interns lead activity sessions covering a wide range of topics.  See a full list of program offerings in our Program Planning Packet.

We accept applications for Intern and Instructor positions on a rolling basis. Generally, we begin the interview process in November for a February start date and begin again in March for a May start date. We do occasionally hire between these times if program demand is high.

Positions Available

  • Weekend Workshop Manager / Volunteer Coordinator - Bachelor's Degree in related field - Available Now - Details Below
  • Environmental Education Instructor - Minimum Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Environmental Education Intern - At least two years of college courses in related field completed
  • Summer Camp Intern - Entering college or one year of college courses in related field completed.  Live off campus.
  • Summer Camp Counselor or Volunteer - At least 15 years of age with interest and some related experience. Live off campus.

Occasionally, we experience turnover in our longer term positions. When this occurs, openings will be listed on this page.

Contact Information

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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

Application Process

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP MANAGER / VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

PDF Version: Weekend Workshop Manager / Volunteer Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations (DO)

STATUS: Full Time

The Weekend Manager is responsible for the design, planning and administration of PEEC’s weekend programs and other programs and events offered to the public.  The Weekend Manager promotes a positive image for PEEC through interactions with the public and within the organization.          

PRIMARY DUTIES & ACTIVITIES:

Program Delivery: 

  • Serve as the program coordinator and on-site manager for all weekend and public enrollment programs (includes overnight, on-call responsibilities).
  • Work with Executive Director, Grant Coordinator, and Development Director to create, organize and implement grant funded programming.
  • Design and implement (with DO and Special Events Coordinator) the annual calendar of events and program offerings including day programs, residential workshops, family programs, scouting events, and PEEC special events 
  • Recruit, supervise and schedule volunteers. Manage an ongoing project list for volunteer opportunities.
  • Teach EE programs and classes on as-needed basis. 
  • Initiate and secure feedback from weekend and special use groups.  
  • Work as a team player with other managers and staff at PEEC, including maintaining thorough and timely communications regarding all aspects of PEEC programming.
  • Evaluate and upgrade existing program offerings. Provide new program offering ideas that meet the PEEC mission statement. Research, identify, and reach out to new markets and new prospects.  

Administrative and Fiduciary: 

  • Attend all manager and educational staff meetings 
  • Complete necessary annual reports, quarterly Board Reports, and Group Host Notes  
  • Provide articles and information for publication, marketing and development initiatives.
  • Obtain supplies for workshops (i.e. vans, linens)
  • Handle registrations, payments, and reporting on programs and finances.  
  • Manage entertainment expenses for Family Nature Getaways.
  • Contact, confirm and contract additional and independent resource persons as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, supplies and materials for weekend programs and special events.  

Professional Development:  Pursue training as schedules allow, for all aspects of position including but not limited to: sustainable practices, green building, science, ecology, education, management, supervision and administrative skills.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS in Environmental Science, Sustainability, or related field.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to work with a variety of personalities.
  • Experience with teaching and management.
  • Background, experience, and interest in environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Experience with natural history interpretation / teaching.  
  • Knowledge of regional flora, fauna and ecology preferred. 
  • Ability to work well with a team or independently.  Creative, progressive, and optimistic approach to environmental issues and programming.
  • Computer skills:  Proficiency with Excel, Access and Outlook required
  • Attentiveness to detail including record keeping and office systems.
  • Willingness to work Thursday through Monday and to live on-site in provided housing.  

SALARY: $1650 - $1800/month depending on experience, plus room and board and eligible for health benefits after 6 months of employment.  

PEEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Process

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter stating your interest and highlighting your qualifications, and a list of three references with contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will contact you to arrange an interview. 

Contact Information

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Operations
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

PEEC currently has instructional staff openings for the 2018 season.  PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

PEEC Instructor positions are typically three to ten month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year.  The 2018 season will begin in February and most employment will run through mid-November.  We also welcome applications from those wishing to start in April or May and work through August.  Most instructors will work with our nature-themed day camp from mid-June to mid-August.  Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Assist with facility upkeep and receptionist duties

Qualifications for Instructor positions include a college degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related discipline, experience teaching and/or working with groups, ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED, and/or Lifeguarding are desirable. Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances. 

Salary: $260 per week, plus room and board. 

To Apply: Send cover letter stating position desired, resume, and three references to: 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN

PEEC internships provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain first-hand experience in the day-to-day operations of a residential environmental education center.  PEEC Interns will handle similar responsibilities to our instructors, with the addition of special internship trainings and projects.  Responsibilities will include offering lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

Internships are normally 3 to 4 months, but can be 2 to 10 months.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Facility upkeep and receptionist activities

PEEC internships are often used to complement a college degree program in Environmental Studies or related discipline, and can be arranged in partnership with a college or university to provide academic credit.  Our strongest intern applicants are enrolled in, or have recently completed, coursework in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related disciplines.  Experience teaching and/or working with groups is preferred and we look for an ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED and/or Lifeguarding are desirable.  Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances.

Internships stipend: $150 per week plus room and board.

To Apply: Send cover letter stating the time frame you seek to start your internship & the amount of hours you must fulfill, resume, and three references to:


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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR

Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors are responsible for the care of those children enrolled in the program.  PEEC's counselors provide leadership in program activities, are an appropriate role model, and assist in all aspects of the program.  They are crucial in adding energy and enthusiasm to the program, while meeting the daily needs of children.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide opportunities for each child to experience a successful program
  • Enthusiastically participate in all program activities with children
  • Actively promote an environment that is safe and fun for all children in the program
  • Assist with snacks, meals, set-up and clean-up of each day's program
  • Assist children and the Camp Director with arrival and departure procedures

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years
  • Strong interest & enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with children
  • Ability to present a professional appearance, punctuality, demonstrated responsibility
  • Ability to work with children ages 5 – 12
  • Previous experience with summer camps is preferred
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications a plus
  • Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Download the Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor Application and send the completed application to:

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