Short-Term Job Adventures Connecticut
With its incredible location in the southern Berkshires, you will be connected to so many of the cultural hubs in the Northeast. Just 2½ hours from both Boston and New York City, but at the same time you are tucked away in the wilds of northwestern Connecticut.
Working with school weekday groups and weekend family and conference groups, Camp Jewell YMCA Program Instructors will teach outdoor educational classes, facilitate team building programs, lead activities that include archery, arts and crafts, low and high ropes and zip lining (with an incredible zip line that’s 1,400 feet long and crosses the lake!) and assist in leading two evening program per week. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June—with a summer camp position option), fall (late August to mid-November) and winter (late December to April). A Bachelor's degree (or in progress) in education or recreation is preferred. If you like to work hard and have fun, fill out the online application or connect with Rich Krudner for more information.
|Spring Season Employment
• Camp Jewell is seeking Program Instructors for the spring season (early April to early June + summer camp option). Apply now!
School Retreat Director
Camp Jewell YMCA
6 Prock Hill Rd.
Colebrook, CT 06021
Departing from New London, Connecticut, Mystic Whaler Cruises offer hands-on cruises that range from 3-hour sailing excursions (luncheon, Sunday brunch and lobster dinner cruises) to 2, 3 and 5-day overnight tall ship vacations, with ports that feature Block Island, Shelter Island, Fishers Island and Martha's Vineyard.
Come experience the golden age of sailing! Seasonal Deckhands with Mystic Whaler Cruises are responsible for ensuring passenger safety, sail setting and trim, reefing, line handling, dishwashing, bed making and cleaning accommodations. The crew is a small, tight-knit community in which everyone must cooperate. The days are long and the work is often repetitive. You'll discover tall ship sailing is an all-consuming lifestyle that requires diligence, pride, and responsibility. But, for the right person it can be a very rewarding experience. The 2018 season runs from mid-April through early November, and a two-month commitment is necessary. Compensation includes $45/day plus tips, room and incredible meals. If you are physically fit, adaptable, sociable, personable, responsible, and have good personal hygiene, email your resume and cover letter to Captain John Eginton. Applications accepted year-round.
Captain John Eginton
Mystic Whaler Cruises
P.O. Box 189
Mystic, CT 06355
(800) 697-8420 toll free
Summer Steward Program Coordinator
New Canaan is often called "the first town in New England" due to its rural feel yet close proximity to New York City.
Through wildlife habitat restoration, invasive species control, trail maintenance, and spreading a land conservation ethic, the New Canaan Land Trust works to protect and steward nearly 400 acres of land. Currently seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for its growing Summer Steward program. Now in its fifth year, the program engages a small group of local high school students in multiple aspects of land conservation and stewardship. The Coordinator will first identify potential land stewardship projects and develop related educational programming, then will be responsible for working with 5-7 high school students for the duration of the 9-week program and successfully executing the stewardship and educational goals of the program. The position will run from June 18th through August 24th, with a typical 8:30am to 3:30pm, MO-FR schedule. Applicants must have a degree in, or experience related to, environmental science, education, and/or sustainable land management; effective leadership skills, especially as it pertains to working with high schoolers; experience completing land stewardship projects; and a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Aaron Lefland.
• View the 400 acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, and ponds across 70 owned parcels and easements the Land Trust protects.
New Canaan Land Trust
P.O. Box 425
New Canaan, CT 06840
Environmental & Outdoor Educators, Medical Team and Kitchen Staff
Four sites include Andover (with 300 acres of beautiful woodlands and the Skungamaug River flowing right through the property), Colebrook (nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains), Ivoryton (brings geological and human history to life here on the gentle slope of a glacier-carved valley and home to Bushy Hill Lake), and Lakeside (300 acres of ecologically diverse habitat in the Litchfield Hills). Learn more about all 14 Nature's Classroom sites in the Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island).
Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 14 centers in the Northeast. The majority of staff at each site are Outdoor & Environmental Educators who will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities. Medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are also hired. The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (paid Intern positions available for those without degrees). A science/math background is helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). If you have a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or apply now. Positions are available during the spring (as early as February through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving).
19 Harrington Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
(800) 433-8375 toll free
(508) 248-2745 fax