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.

Periodically we have availability in our longer-term positions. At that time, those openings will be listed on this page. 

Positions Available


Dining Hall

PEEC Dining Hall is now hiring! We are looking for Seasonal full-time and part-time cooks and prep cooks for the upcoming season.

The Kitchen Team at PEEC: We care deeply about our work and the craftsmanship that goes into it. We are here to have fun, work in a great team environment, and provide our staff, and campers/visitors with a welcoming space to gather for great food. 

 

Full Details & Dining Hall Position Descriptions

 

Applications are available at PEEC's Front Desk.

 

Please contact:

Erin Taylor, Dining Hall Manager

538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

Currently all 2021 positions have been filled. Resumes are accepted and held when openings occur.  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 six to eight month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year.  The 2021 season will begin May 3rd and most employment will run through the end of October.   Most instructors will work with our nature-themed day camp from July to 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

Recommended qualifications for Instructor positions include a college degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related discipline.  Additional qualifications include 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: $300 per week, plus room and board. 

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

Stephanie Sherman-Barr, Director of Education
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
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Part-Time Instructor

PEEC is looking for part-time instructional staff to assist us throughout the year. If you’re interested in getting your feet wet (literally and figuratively) with environmental education, or just pursuing your passion for the outdoors, then PEEC is a great fit! Part-time instructors  will deliver all the same content and programming as our seasonal instructional staff, ranging from topics relating to natural history, ecology and environmental issues,  to outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Participants range from pre-school children to adults from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

Applicants should have experience teaching and/or working with groups and members of the public. A degree in environmental education or a related field is desired, but not required. Certifications in First Aid, CPR, lifeguarding and/or canoeing and kayaking are desirable. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Position may include odd work hours including but not limited to occasional evening and weekend work. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting and child abuse clearances.

Salary: $12.00/hour

To Apply: Send resume and at least two references to: 

Derek Scott, Director of Operations
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
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SUMMER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

At least one year of college courses in related field completed, camp experience recommended.

PEEC summer positions provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain first-hand experience in the day-to-day operations of a residential environmental education center.  PEEC Summer Education Instructors will receive training from our seasoned instructors in our most popular education classes and work primarily with summer camp programming in July and August.  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.

Summer Education Instructor positions are normally 3 to 4 months over the summer with the potential for end of season extensions.  Responsibilities will include:

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

PEEC Summer Education Instructors may use their experience 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 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.

Salary: $300 per week plus room and board. Start date May 31st, 2021

To Apply: Send cover letter and three references to Stephanie at the address below. If you have an alternate start day to May 11th or have specific requirements for credit, please state the time frame you seek to start your employment & any additional requirements in your cover letter.

Stephanie Sherman-Barr, Director of Education
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR

At least 14 years of age with interest in teaching young children and some related experience. Live off campus.

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 PEEC staff with arrival and departure procedures

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 17 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 4 – 10
  • Previous experience with summer camps is preferred
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications a plus

To Apply: Parents must register through our CampSite registration program. Applicants will need to download the Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor Application and send the completed application to:

Nathan Lanan, Assistant Summer Camp Manager
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
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