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Help us protect our Land of Enchantment!
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About Us

Job Openings

Help us protect our Land of Enchantment!

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

The Youth Conservation Corp program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. This program is a collaborative project between the Randall Davey Audubon Center and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Crew members will work together to help shape some of Santa Fe’s beautiful natural spaces and participate in a variety of hands-on projects including:

  • Habitat restoration
  • Trail maintenance and creation
  • Invasive Species removal
  • Professional development opportunities

Crew Lead (2 Positions)

Position Summary:  

The purpose of the Youth Conservation Corps Crew Lead will be to work alongside a co-lead and supervise 6 crew members to restore habitat and create and maintain trails at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s properties. Crew Leads will also direct the planning and implementation of the fall Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist program

The position is temporary and paid at a rate of $14.00 per hour, scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week. The two YCC Crew Leads will be supervised by staff from the Randall Davey Audubon Center and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Projected start date is June 14, 2021 and projected end date is December 1, 2021 (both start and end are flexible). The crew will determine their schedule, usually during working hours between Monday-Friday. Some weekend and evening availability required.  See full job description for more details.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Current resident of New Mexico
  • 21-25 years old
  • Background in natural resource management, conservation, and New Mexico natural history.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated;
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively on a team;
  • Clear communication skills, including written, verbal, and on the phone
  • Basic computer skills, including using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, and Google Suite
  • Basic organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Valid NM driver’s license (Preferred)
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, lift loads up to 25 lbs, and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles.  Must be able to conduct hands-on, physical labor in an outdoor setting, including being able to traverse the trails and uneven terrain of the nature center and surrounding properties, preserves, and sanctuaries in variable weather conditions.

CLICK HERE for full job description and application portal. Applications should be submitted through the online Audubon portal ASAP and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted the first week of June.

Crew Member (6 positions)

Position Summary:  

The purpose of the Youth Conservation Corps Crew Member will be to work alongside other crew members to restore habitat and create and maintain trails at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s properties. Crew members will also assist YCC Crew Leads with the planning and implementation of the Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist program.

The position is temporary and paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour, scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week. The crew members will be supervised directly by two YCC Crew Leads, as well as staff from the Randall Davey Audubon Center and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Projected start date is July 1, 2021 and projected end date is September 24, 2021 (both start and end are flexible). The crew will determine their schedule, usually during working hours between Monday-Friday. See full job description for more details.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Resident of New Mexico
  • 18-25 years old
  • Interest and/or knowledge in natural resource management, conservation, and New Mexico natural history.
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated;
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively on a team;
  • Clear communication skills, including written, verbal, and on the phone
  • Basic computer skills, including using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
  • Basic organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Valid NM driver’s license (Preferred)
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, lift loads up to 25 lbs, and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles.  Must be able to conduct hands-on, physical labor in an outdoor setting, including being able to traverse the trails and uneven terrain of the nature center and surrounding properties, preserves, and sanctuaries in variable weather conditions. 
CLICK HERE for full job description and application portal. Applications should be submitted through the online Audubon portal by June 14th. Interviews will be conducted the weeks of June 14th and 21st.

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