Job Opportunities

Founded more than 50 years ago in 1965 as a pioneer in a then-new field called environmental education, we are still pioneering.

Our Nature Preschool, started in only 2013, was the first such nature-based program in Pennsylvania. Since 2000, we have operated a cutting-edge environmental art program, the only one of its kind in an American nature center. Founded in 1987, our Wildlife Clinic is one of the few in the region, and the only one in the City of Philadelphia. Our Camp Schuylkill, after-school program, and day-off camps provide thousands of kids with immersive experiences in nature, which mounting evidence shows benefits children, and people, in innumerable ways.

We are a leader in land restoration and stewardship practices as well, using our 365 acres of open space, the largest privately protected open space in Philadelphia, as a living laboratory for balancing stewardship with active use.


Director, Finance and Administration (Full-time)

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, seeks a Director of Finance and Administration who is responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative management of the organization. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and collaborative manager with proven experience in nonprofit accounting, budgeting, contract and grants management, compliance, and office administration.

This is a full-time, salaried position with a range of benefits including vacation, health, dental, vision, and retirement.

Compensation: $80,000-$85,000

Application Procedure: Please send a resume and cover letter to

Director Finance and Administration job description


Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator (Part-time)

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, seeks an individual to coordinate our diverse communications, marketing, and public relations messaging.

This is a part-time, hourly, hybrid role (20 hours/week) with some benefits, including vacation, and sick time. This position, in conjunction with the Director, is responsible for coordinating and managing the Schuylkill Center’s various digital platforms and assisting in broad communications campaigns across the organization.

Compensation: $15/hour

Application Procedure: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than two pages) to Amy Krauss, DIrector of Marketing and Communications at

No phone calls, please.

Application Due Date: Friday, October 27

Marketing PR Coordinator job description


Land Stewardship Coordinator

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, seeks a passionate and energetic Land Stewardship Coordinator to maintain a thriving and diverse ecosystem on our 365-acre property. This position oversees our native plant program and sales, leads land restoration and stewardship projects, serves as the organization’s expert stewardship resource, manages our greenhouse, and monitors our diverse ecosystem.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and threes reference to Steve Goin, Director of Land and Facilities

Application Due Date: Open until filled

Land Stewardship Coordinator job description


Nature Preschool Assistant Teacher (part-time)

The Schuylkill Center seeks a passionate and energetic early childhood educator to engage our Nature Preschool children through meaningful and innovative learning experiences in nature. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a progressive preschool as well as experience in, and a passion for, using nature as a context for learning.

This is a part time position for 15 hours per week that runs through mid-June 2024.

Compensation: Starting at $18.50-$20/hour commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter and resume along with contact information to Sarah Watrud, Director of Early Childhood Education, at

Application Due Date: Open until filled

Assistant Teacher Job Description


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is dedicated to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law and our core values.