Employment & Service Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS 

Environmental Camp Leaders for the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) - Positions filled for summer 2021.

Assistant Camp Director for the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA)- Position filled for summer 2021.

Facilities and Access Assistant - Now hiring for 2021!

Lakes Region Conservation Corps - Summer 2021 Recruitment is open!

 

Environmental Camp Leaders - Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) 

To apply for the Environmental Leader positions click here!

Environmental  Leaders guide our Adventure Ecology Programs for campers in grades 3-12 as part of the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) Adventure Ecology Programs focus on nature, ecological research, recreational skills, and teambuilding activities. Environmental Camp Leaders develop, plan, and implement fun age-appropriate nature-based activities, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing and kayaking, nature games and crafts. Environmental Camp Leaders supervise the health and safety of campers and must have a strong sense of safety. Must be able to provide leadership for campers and Leaders in Training (LIT). The 2021 camp season with be a day camp only.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a clean driving record
  • Have an interest and general knowledge of natural history and/or environmental education
  • Must have previous experience working with and enjoy being with children
  • Experience creating fun environmental education learning opportunities is a plus
  • Experience in outdoor recreation activities (canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking) encompassing strong safety ethic
  • Willing to abide by and enforce all health safety protocols (likely to include wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing and lots of disinfecting camp areas & materials)
  • Current certification in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid or an equivalent current certification is REQUIRED
  • Pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) is REQUIRED
  • Must be available for duration of program (6/14/2021-8/16/2021)

Schedule: Season begins with staff training on June 14, 2021 and ends on August 16, 2021.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some weekend days are required for all SLA staff.

Benefits: $360 per week starting salary.  SLA benefits include use of canoes, kayaks, and store discount.

To apply for the Environmental Leader positions click here!

Contact SLA Director of Education, Leigh Ann Reynolds, for more information.

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​ ​​​​​​Assistant Camp Director - Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) 

To apply for the Assistant Camp Director position click here!

The Assistant Camp Director will assist the Director of Education in all programmatic, safety, and administrative components of camp. The Assistant Camp Director will support the Director of Education in staff training, the daily operations of camp and sub in for environmental camp leaders if needed.  The Assistant Camp Director will assist in the administrative aspects of camp: oversee the health and safety of campers, communicate with parents, assist in the supervision of camp staff and high school aged volunteers, and help camp staff with program planning. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record
  • Have at least three years of teaching experience in a camp or environmental education center setting
  • Experience creating fun environmental education learning opportunities
  • Must be comfortable in a leadership role, have strong interpersonal skills, have an enthusiastic and positive attitude, and a love of nature
  • Experience leading outdoor recreation activities (canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking) encompassing strong safety ethic
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, computer skills in areas such as word processing, spreadsheets, and a strong commitment to high quality customer service
  • Willing to abide by and enforce all health safety protocols (likely to include wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing and lots of disinfecting camp areas & materials)
  • Current certification in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid or an equivalent current certification is REQUIRED
  • Pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) is REQUIRED
  • Must be available for duration of program (6/14/2021-8/16/2021)

Schedule: Season begins with staff training on June 14, 2021 and ends on August 16, 2021. Ideal candidate would be available to start as early as June 1, 2021 to help plan and prepare for staff training.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some weekend days are required for all SLA staff.

Benefits: $440 per week starting salary.  SLA benefits include use of canoes, kayaks, and store discount.

To apply for the Assistant Camp Director position click here!

Contact SLA Director of Education, Leigh Ann Reynolds, for more information.

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FACILITIES AND ACCESS ASSISTANT (Boat Rentals, Gift Store & Lawn Maintenance)  

To apply for the 2021 Facilities and Access Assistant Position click here

The SLA is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual for a part-time position as an SLA Facilities and Access Assistant. This position reports directly to the SLA’s Office Manager and supports the needs of the SLA’s conservation, access, and education mission. Duties of the access and grounds position are varied changing day to day and hour to hour.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide regional visitors with information regarding the Squam Lakes area, the SLA and SLA programs via email and phone conversations;
  • Process campsite and boat rental reservations, liability waivers, and collect boat rental fees;
  • Maintain the grounds and waterfront area of the Resource Center, which may include lawn mowing, weeding, painting, and other facilities projects.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working on projects independently
  • Dates of position: May 26 through September 6. Position can be extended to work weekends in September through mid-October

Compensation: $10 per hour

All employees of the SLA receive a discount on merchandise in the SLA store; personal use of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards so long as it does not impact rental use; and discounts on campsite rentals. Successful applicants gain experience with the day-to-day functioning of a conservation non-profit and build a network within the environmental non-profit field.

Contact Clayton Smith for more information.

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LAKES REGION CONSERVATION CORPS - Squam Lakes Association 

To apply for our LRCC program, click here! 

The Squam Lakes Association has six half-year positions (22.5 weeks) available for the summer/fall LRCC program. LRCC-SLA members scuba dive to remove aquatic invasive species, act as caretakers of our low-impact campsites, maintain the SLA's 50+ miles of trails, monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews, run engaging environmental education programs, remove terrestrial invasive species, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and more! LRCC-SLA members receive numerous certifications, including an open water diver certification, weed control diver certification, and Wilderness First Aid & CPR. Housing is provided for LRCC-SLA within walking distance of the SLA's campus. While serving with the SLA, LRCC-SLA members will also spend weekends out camping while they act as campsite caretakers at SLA's low-impact island campsites.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age by May 20th, 2021
  • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
  • Must be a competent swimmer
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
  • Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
  • Able to work independently and with a group
  • Available from May 20th, 2021 through October 24th, 2021 (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
  • Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements
    • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
    • Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
    • Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

Benefits:

  • Open Water Diver certification
  • Weed Control Diver certification
  • NH Commercial boating license
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
  • Housing with kitchen facilities
  • Living allowance 
    • $211 weekly, distributed biweekly (pre-tax)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)

Questions? Contact Danielle Plumlee, AmeriCorps Program Manager

Learn more about the Summer/Fall LRCC - SLA

Apply here!

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