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The Ashokan Center is a nonprofit on 385 acres in rural Ulster County with a long-standing history of outdoor education, traditional music & dance education, celebratory & community events, and the recent addition of creative online programming.

Ashokan Educators

The Ashokan Center seeks positive, communicative individuals who thrive in a colloborative work environment. Applicants must have experience working with children and a passion for nature, history, music, and art. Specialized knowledge of local ecology, climate & sustainability, 18th & 19th Century crafts and NY history, music and art are strongly desirable.  We are seeking on-call and full time staff for the 2021-2022 season. Full time Ashokan Educators work Monday – Friday and some weekends, September through mid-December and mid-January through June.


  • Teach a variety of inquiry based classes such as living history, forest and aquatic ecology, team building, sustainability, music, art, and traditional colonial-era crafts.
  • Lead large and small group activities.
  • Assist with light maintenance and cleaning.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and program assessment.
  • Perform other tasks as determined by the Education Supervisor.

Full time employee benefits

  • Private room with paid utilities and free wifi
  • Meals during program days
  • Paid training sessions for all curricular areas, organizational systems, staff expectations, safety and emergency response
  • Access to our 385 acre preserve
  • Free admission to all Ashokan festivals, concerts, and lectures
  • Hourly pay rate is NYS minimal wage 

Position Requirements

  • A college degree in one of the following is preferred: environmental science, adventure/outdoor education, natural history, history, music and art. A background in more than one area is a plus!
  • Teaching experience working in educational/interpretive settings with elementary/middle school students
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The Ashokan Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.