Executive Director Position Available

The New Canaan Nature Center, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The New Canaan Nature Center seeks an Executive Director with:

  • Passion for NCNC mission and vision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proven leadership abilities

  • Personnel management and fundraising experience

  • Familiar with budgeting and financial management

  • Self-starter, takes initiative

  • Environmental Studies degree and experience working with a nature center preferred

  • Personnel management and fundraising experience

  • Bachelor's degree

    Prior experience with a nature center or nature-based educational organization would be a plus.

    The Executive Director directs all activities of NCNC in accordance with the mission, policies, strategic plan, and directives set by the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director takes a leadership role in fund raising and ensures that NCNC operates in a fiscally sound fashion. The Executive Director hires and manages staff and ensures the appropriate utilization of volunteers. The Executive Director is a community leader, with responsibility for guiding and maintaining NCNC's relationship with the Town of New Canaan, with other education organizations, and with the communities of the greater Fairfield County area where we provide service.

    Please send resume and cover letter to:info@NewCanaanNature.org


  • Now Hiring for the following 2017 Summer Camp Positions

    The New Canaan Nature Center, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Join a tradition of excellence in nature-based adventures and education!

    We seek energetic and charismatic individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have experience working with children to join our Summer and Adventure Camp team. Our camp programs aim to get children and youth "unplugged" from electronics and other indoor activities through sustainable, exciting, hands-on explorations in the outdoors.Our camp serves approximately 1,000 children, ages 3-15, through half-day, full-day and overnight nature adventure programs. It's our goal to "Leave No Child Inside" this summer as a world of adventure awaits outside the door!

    To apply please fill out the application found below and submit to Summer Camp Director at camp@NewCanaanNature.org You may also include cover letter and resume if so desired.

    *Note - staff training orientation will run May 30-June 2, 2017

    Questions? Please send email to camp@NewCanaanNature.org>/p>

    For phone inquiries, please call 203-966-9577 and ask to speak with the Summer Camp Director or ext. 28.

    Employment Application Form
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    Assistant Journeyman Adventure Instructor
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    Lead Apprentice Adventure Instructor
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    Assistant Apprentice Adventure Instructor
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    Lead Camp Counselor
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    Assistant Camp Counselor
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    Assistant Preschool Counselor
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