Riverbend is seeking bright, dedicated individuals to help us further our mission's work of fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of our total environment. We seek candidates with some experience in environmental or educational work who share our passion in connecting children to nature.
Seasonal Per Diem Environmental Educator:
Dates: Seasonal, (Fall season from September to November) (Spring season from April to June) Typically 2-4 days per week, 9:00-2:00 (some afternoon, evening, weekend and overnight hours available)
Salary: $12/hour depending on experience
For the past 40 years, Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, PA has been bringing high quality environmental and science programming to children in our region. Environmental educators are important members of our education team and are responsible for teaching a variety of programs, including field trips, offsite programs to schools, after-school programs, scouts and more.
The primary responsibility of educators is to teach lessons to visiting school groups participating in our onsite education program, which serves approximately 7,000 students each year. During these field trip programs, each educator is responsible for teaching a group of between 15 and 25 students, ranging in age from Pre-K to 7th grade. Lessons can include, but are not limited to, pond and stream, watersheds, habitats and ecosystems, soil and geology, animal adaptations, and Lenape. Riverbend’s innovative programming combines a number of hands-on activities, sensory exploration, high energy eco-games and interaction with live animals.
This position is a perfect opportunity for individuals looking to build experience in the field of environmental education or for environmental professionals who are seeking a light, flexible schedule.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and list of three references to:
Stacy Carr-Poole, Director of Education
Marketing Intern – Available immediately
Riverbend Environmental Education Center, located in Gladwyne, PA, seeks to hire a marketing intern to help with marketing, PR and development related tasks. Key responsibilities include:
This position requires:
Sophomore, Junior or Senior Marketing, Communications, or English majors can apply. We seek a commitment on average of 8-10 hours per week.
Please send resume, cover letter and a list of three references to: Lisa Matthews, Development and Communications Associate Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Questions: Call Lisa at 610-527-5234 x104 or email at above address.
Salary: $15 to $20/hour, depending on qualifications and experience
Riverbend Environmental Education Center is a non-profit organization established in 1974 and located on a 30 acre preserve in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to teach environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens.
General Job Functions
The Habitat Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director and is currently offered at as seasonal, part-time position with the opportunity to grow into a permanent position with additional responsibilities. The Habitat Coordinator will work with key staff and manage interns and volunteers on general and ongoing habitat related maintenance and improvement projects, guided by our Master Site Plan and Integrated Pest Management strategies.
BA or BS in related field
Knowledge of land management practices and some experience with key habitat related tasks
Familiarity with native plants and integrated pest management strategies
Physically strong and able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather and on a hilly terrain
Current driver’s license
Ability to work independently and in groups
An outgoing leader who can comfortably supervise volunteers
The position is somewhat flexible on hours worked (20-25 hours per week) and days. Must be available to manage interns and volunteers and some weekend work may apply. Riverbend is located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. We are not accessible by public transportation.
Hourly rate is $15 to $20 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Laurie Bachman, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Development and Administrative Coordinator
Salary: Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Riverbend Environmental Education Center seeks a highly motivated individual with development and administrative skills who is passionate about advancing the goals and mission of our dynamic and growing non-profit. Located in Gladwyne, PA, Riverbend teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens.
Key Responsibilities include:
Donor and Member Management
Administrative and Office Support
Community Relations and Special Events
Key Qualifications and Skills
This 25 to 30 hour-per-week position offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. Email a resume and cover letter to Lisa Hancock, Director of Development. email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Riverbend has two wonderful summer programs for teens to be outside and making a difference. Click here to learn more.
Riverbend celebrates the unveiling of a substantial new pavilion on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:30 PM. Set near the top of Riverbend’s 30-acre preserve, the 400-square-foot pavilion, designed by architect Roderick Wolfson, features scenic views and eco-...