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Staff and Contract Positions

NYC Audubon's staff is a diverse team of professionals with expertise in the fields of conservation science, advocacy, education, nonprofit management, communications, and development.
Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Seasonal Environmental Educators
New York City Audubon is seeking two seasonal, part-time staff members to assist with our public engagement, education, and events on weekends from Spring-Fall 2024. The Seasonal Environmental Educators will play a vital role in helping the organization raise awareness and educate New Yorkers about urban biodiversity and sustainability.
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Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Seasonal Bird Survey Technician
New York City Audubon seeks two Bird Survey Technicians to assist with a monitoring study of multiple green roofs and green terraces in Manhattan. These seasonal, part-time staff positions will run from mid-March to mid-November, 2024 and are an exciting opportunity to get involved in urban biodiversity research with one of the City’s leading conservation organizations.
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Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Seasonal Field Technician in Urban Bird Conservation
New York City Audubon seeks two Seasonal Field Technicians to monitor and protect an active Herring Gull colony on the Javits Convention Center’s 7-acre green roof. These positions, which run from mid-March to late July, are exciting opportunities to get involved in urban biodiversity and green roof research with one of the city’s leading wildlife conservation organizations, and on one of the country’s pioneering and largest green roof systems. 
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Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Join the NYC Audubon Team! Photo: Dr. Dustin Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science and Roslyn Rivas, Public Programs Manager
Seasonal Bird Collision Monitor
New York City Audubon seeks three part-time Seasonal Collision Monitors to assist with monitoring buildings for bird collisions with windows. These positions will run from mid-March to early June, and again from mid-August through mid-November, 2024.

Up to one quarter of a million birds die due to window collisions in New York City each year. The Seasonal Collision Monitor position is an exciting opportunity to reduce bird collisions and to get involved in urban biodiversity research.
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Birding Guides and Educators

NYC Audubon engages experienced birders and naturalists for hundreds of public education programs annually, including bird outings, classes, and workshop. Guides and educators are contracted and paid per event or event series; frequency of events varies throughout the year. As part of our ongoing commitment to better reflect the diverse face of our city and continue to expand accessible and inclusive birding, we particularly invite applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, and who speak languages in addition to English.

NOTE: We are currently not accepting new applications for bird guides and educators. Please check back on this page in the future for any updates. 

Organizational Leadership

NYC Audubon's leadership is made up of diverse and dynamic individuals who volunteer their time, offering guidance and expertise in a wide range of issues that steer the organization's work.

Board of Directors

NYC Audubon welcomes suggestions for new members of our board of directors. Directors are elected in June by the organization's membership for three-year terms. See our Leadership page for a list of current board members and information on how to submit suggestions for candidates.

Advisory Council

NYC Audubon's advisory council provides valuable insight, expertise, and counsel to the work of the organization. See our Leadership page for a list of current advisory council members and information on how to get involved. 

Commitment to EDIA

NYC Audubon’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA), an integral part of our mission, guides our recruitment of staff, board and advisory council members, volunteers, and educators. Read more here about how we center EDIA in our conservation, engagement, and advocacy work, and in our internal operations. 

Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

New York City Audubon believes all people have the right to a close connection to the natural world and the right to a healthy environment. Preserving our environment is only possible if we all feel that connection. We recognize that inequities in our society are widespread and hinder access to nature. Only by embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as values and striving for them in practice will we begin to foster a love of nature in all people and inspire them to be active stewards of the environment. We further believe that to thrive as an organization and effectively advance our mission and vision, the diversity of New York City’s people must be represented in, and welcomed into, our leadership, staff, and membership. The expertise, values, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive organization are fundamental to expanding the reach and impact of our conservation, advocacy, and educational efforts. We commit to building an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible New York City Audubon, dedicated to protecting nature for all of New York City’s people and its wild birds.