Employment

 

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING (CITs)

Our Eco-Discovery Camp CIT program is an exciting leadership training opportunity for rising 9th-12th graders (14-17 years old) who enjoy spending their days outdoors and are interested in working with children. Functioning as junior members of the camp staff, CITs gain valuable work experience while strengthening their leadership skills in a fun camp setting. They can also apply their hours at Great Hollow towards their high school’s community service requirements.

CITs work alongside the Camp Director and Camp Instructor to provide a week of fun and educational outdoor programming for our campers. CITs, supervised by the Camp Director and mentored by both the Director and Instructor, have the opportunity to explore their interests in environmental education while gaining valuable experience working with children outdoors. As comfort and skills grow, CITs are given opportunities to lead or help lead a variety of camp activities. Interested CITs may also be offered the chance to be trained in handling and presenting our education program reptiles. Please click here for additional information about requirements and qualifications, and an application to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022 and will be considered in the order in which they are received. Please contact the camp director, Tara Ewers, at  with any questions.

 

RESEARCH INTERN

Great Hollow is currently accepting applications for up to two paid internships for undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the natural sciences and have a strong academic record and an interest in field biology. Recent graduates may also apply. Interns will mainly assist with a tri-trophic, plant-insect-bird interaction project involving arthropod sampling and bird observation. Applicants must have demonstratable experience with eastern U.S. bird identification (beyond having taken a college ornithology course). Arthropod identification skills are a major plus, but not necessary. Interns will also assist with other miscellaneous work requiring arthropod sampling, as well as a study of the effects of nighttime lighting on bats. Assistance with the bat project will involve collecting and analyzing acoustic recordings (no previous experience is necessary). Interns will also be occasionally asked to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, miscellaneous office duties, facility maintenance, care of our non-releasable birds of prey and other education animals, community events, and kids’ education programs, and otherwise contribute to the general day-to-day operation of Great Hollow. Internships begin in mid-May and last 8 weeks. Applicants must be available to start no later than May 20. Interns receive a weekly stipend of $350 and free on-site, shared housing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of at least 2 full years of a 4-year university program, majoring in natural resources, conservation biology, ecology, wildlife management, or a similar field.
  • Experience with eastern bird identification by sight and sound, beyond taking ornithology in college.
  • Ability to enjoy working outdoors under adverse conditions.
  • Physically fit and able to work long days on rugged terrain.
  • English fluency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to live in shared, drug-free and smoke-free housing with respect for others.
  • Ability to identify forest birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound.
  • Proof of current health insurance coverage.
  • U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.

The deadline for applications is April 20, 2022. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. To apply, please email (as a single PDF) a cover letter that outlines your experience, interests, and goals; a resume/CV; and contact info and your relationship to at least two professional references to Chad Seewagen at . Please label the PDF as “Last name_first name” and put “Last name_2022 Internship Application” in the subject line of your email. Applications that fail to follow these basic instructions may be disqualified.

 

Great Hollow is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment for all employees, volunteers, members, and program participants. Discrimination or harassment because of age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status is not tolerated and is strictly forbidden.