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Summer Residential Coordinator/Field Teaching Assistant- Rensselaerville, NY

Organization:The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Job Title: Support Staff

Location: The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Renssalaerville, NY

Hours and Compensation: $2,880 + room and board/ 8 weeks

Position Dates (if applicable): June 20- August 17

Application Deadline: April 20

Posted on: March 28


Organization Overview

Wildlife Ecology Research is an intensive three week program where rising juniors and senior high school students learn basic ecological principles through hands-on research experience. Two sessions will run summer 2012 each consisting of 9 students who will live and work at the field station learning ecology and performing small group research projects. For more information about the program visit the Wildlife Ecology Research website:


The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station is now accepting applications for support staff for two sessions of its three-week high school summer ecology course, Wildlife Ecology Research. Three eight week positions (June 20-August 17, 2012) are available. Applicants must have completed a BA/BS degree, preferably in a science related field. Staff is responsible for providing student supervision before and after classes each day, overnight, and on occasional non-academic days. Additionally, staff is responsible for shopping for food; assisting students with meal planning and preparation; overseeing the completion of household duties; and planning evening and non-academic day activities. Staff will also have the opportunity to act as a teaching assistant for field based classes. Training and course preparation will occur June 20-30, 2012 prior to the start of the first session (July 1, 2012). Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interest and/or experience in field ecology and research, science education, outdoor trip leading/camp counselor, and cooking and meal planning for groups of 12.


Responsibilities of staff include:
Providing supervision for students before and after class each day, overnight, and on non-academic days
Assisting students in meal preparation and the completion of household duties
Planning nightly and non-academic day activities
Teaching assistant in the field


Required Qualifications:
BA/BS in a science related field
Group supervisory experience
Valid driver’s license

Desirable Additional Qualifications:
Previous experience as a summer camp counselor
Experience/interest in field biology and research
Experience/interest in science education
Experience cooking and meal planning for groups of 12
Personal vehicle
Experience team building
Organizational skills
Natural history knowledge pertinent to New York/the Northeast

How to Apply:

To apply: Applications due Friday, April 20, 2012
Assemble into a single PDF or WORD document and email to with “Applicant’s Last Name WER RCTA” in the subject line:
1) A cover letter describing your interest and reason for applying as well as the skills you will bring to the position.
2) A current CV/resume no more than 2 pages in length.
3) Two letters of reference. These may be submitted with your cover letter and resume/CV or submitted separately to the above email address.

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