Seasonal Naturalist

at National Audubon Society - Maine Audubon in Bremen, Maine, United States

Job Description

National Audubon Society

Seasonal Naturalist


Job ID: 2024-5615
Type: Seasonal, Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Education/Teaching
National Audubon Society


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon’s Seabird Institute is one of four pillars of National Audubon Society’s Coasts strategy. The program combines conservation science as well as education and outreach with the advocacy might of Audubon’s network to protect seabirds and the places they need. The Seabird Institute engages hundreds of visitors through its work at the Hog Island Audubon Camp.

As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Naturalist is required to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Naturalist with a private room with shared bathroom. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around camp programming on a six-day/ five-night program schedule that includes early morning bird walks, day trips and evening lectures. Weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks. Work at other Seabird Institute facilities and programs is possible during times when camp is not in session.


$17.50 / hour


  • Lead day trips, boat trips, and workshops for Hog Island Audubon Camp. This includes leading birding hikes, overseeing eBird and iNaturalist accounts each week at camp on the camp computer or personal device.
  • Ability to setup and oversee AV equipment including setting up for night lectures and workshops. Computer familiarity is a must including working online, email, and using basic hardware such as projectors and sound equipment.
  • Maintain and overs


    National Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicants for employment based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by law.
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Job Posting: 1037578

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Mar 01, 2024

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