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Located in Olivebridge, NY on 385 acres of fields, forests, trails, and streams, the Ashokan Center has provided high quality, innovative outdoor/environmental education programs for K-12 school students and teachers for over 50 years. Ashokan is the home of the world renowned Ashokan Music & Dance programs and also hosts retreats, weddings, as well as a variety of public events, performances and lectures.


Our Mission: Inspire learning and build community through shared experiences in nature, history, music & art.

Do you love music, nature, food and people of all ages? The Ashokan Center, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, would love to meet you. We are looking for a bright, reliable, energetic, flexible, customer service and detail-oriented to fill the position of Nurse.

This is a full-time salaried position that will involve periodic overnight stays when residential schools visit the Ashokan Center. This position will play a pivotal role in providing for the health and safety of all students (primarily grades 4-6) participating in the Outdoor/Environmental Education Program. When doing overnight shifts, a private lodging room with a bathroom is provided. This is a unique opportunity to work at an exciting and innovative community-based organization that celebrates nature, music, the arts & history.

You must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation. References are required.


  • Working with a creative, collaborative, fun-loving staff
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 2 Weeks of Vacation and 9 Holidays
  • 401k (matched up to %5)
  • Meals provided on program days
  • All staff training sessions including safety and emergency response are paid
  • Access to Ashokan’s 385-acre preserve
  • Free admission to all Ashokan festivals, concerts, and lectures


  • Obtaining, and organizing appropriate medical forms for all students
  • Communicating with school nurses and teachers to identify students with food allergies, prescriptions, medical conditions, behavioral needs.
  • Dispensing medications as per MD orders
  • Provide overnight nursing coverage as needed
  • Complete student medical sheets for staff to reference.
  • Attend meetings at the beginning of school trips to inform/review pertinent medical needs of students.
  • Supply and maintain infirmary and ensuring it is in a clean and operable condition
  • Assessing injured or sick students while at Ashokan, providing appropriate care, and deciding if they are suitable to continue the program, receive additional care and/or if they must be sent home. 
  • Able to identify emergency situations and act appropriately with Ashokan’s Emergency Action Plan
  • Maintain medical treatment logs and medication administration records
  • Maintain AED devices and keep maintenance logs up-to-date
  • Consult with staff directors regarding any unusual medical occurrences or situations during the program


  • Able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents/guardians
  • Friendly, happy, with a good sense of humor
  • Must have nursing experience, RN preferred
  • BLS and First Aid Certified
  • Pediatric experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must have a flexible schedule and “on-call” capabilities

The Ashokan Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.