Keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of our mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. We hope you’ll join us!

Stony Brook-Millstone/ Delaware River Watershed Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Stony Brook Millstone / Delaware River Watershed Fellowship, but the position has been filled.  Please check back and apply next spring for the 2018 summer Fellowship positing!

For an idea of what the 2018 position may entail, please refer to the
“pdf version” button to the left for a description of the 2017 positon.

Education Assistant, Part-time

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking candidates for one part-time Education Assistant.  SBMWA is central New Jersey’s first environmental group, protecting clean water and promoting healthy habitat in the 265 square mile area drained by the Stony Brook and Millstone River.  We maintain a 930-acre nature reserve in Hopewell, NJ which includes forest, fields, stream, pond and an organic farm.  The Education Department works in the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education.  Salary is $8.50/hour.

Required Dates and Hours:

  • July 5 – August 18 (Wednesday – Friday, then Monday – Friday); approximately 25 hrs/week
  • Weekday AM Shift – 7:45AM – 1:00PM
  • Butterfly Festival, Saturday, August 12, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide before care (8:00-9:00AM) for Watershed Nature Camp summer campers
  • Assist with butterfly garden maintenance, including caterpillar nursery, natural pest control and preparation/participation in Butterfly Festival 2017 (August 12)
  • Assist with preparation, set-up and clean-up of environmental education lessons
  • Other duties as required for continuity of Education Department daily operations
  • Reports to the Education Director, Education Manager, Camp Director and Camp Assistant


  • Experience working with children is highly desirable
  • Ability to work outdoors in all summer weather conditions and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Available weekdays, as determined
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision when required
  • Interest in environmental education, natural sciences, education or related fields is a plus
  • Current first aid certification is a plus
  • Reliable means of transportation

Electronic submissions and inquiries preferred.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and should submit resume and cover letter immediately to Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education, mpolefka@thewatershed.org.