Employment Opportunities

BVRA is hiring for the following positions:

Early Education Director

In 2014 BVRA launched its first nature preschool.  The program started small, offering 2 hours of outdoor preschool three days a week.  In the last five years the program has grown to feature both a 5 day morning program from 9am to Noon, and a 5-day afternoon program running from 1pm to 4pm.  At Nature School we work to foster a love of learning and nature. We are committed to spending time outside each day. Our classroom space features a beautiful fireplace with lots of windows and natural light.  Our outdoor space is a certified nature classroom.


Our school seeks an experienced Pre-school teacher to manage a classroom of 12 children and guide and educate them. The ideal candidate will have experience as a seasoned educator who shows strong leadership, organizational and management skills, is flexible and works well with a tight knit staff in our close-knit community. We seek candidates who embody the description provided and inspires those around them with a positive attitude, and advocates for early education. An ideal candidate will have experience with Montessori or Reggio Emilia practices, or be willing to learn more about them.


  • Educate, inspire, and manage a classroom of twelve  3-5 year olds each day.
  • Oversee the daily overall operation of the pre-school
  • Ensure that proper staffing ratios are met daily
  • Coordinate with two assistant teachers to plan activities and develop classroom activities.
  • Communicate with parents regarding child behavior and development.
  • Complete general housekeeping tasks and ensure the good function of the school’s classroom spaces; obtain outside maintenance help as needed
  • Communicate regularly with the BVRA Executive Director.
  • Perform basic First Aid as needed and follow the procedure for reporting injuries
  • Attend school-related, company-related and community events, and represent the school in a positive and professional manner
  • Maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor at all times
  • Direct outreach, advertising and enrollment functions and procedures, including but not limited to admissions tours, Open Houses, enrollment paperwork, etc.
  • Assist management and administrative staff as needed with payroll, tuition, and other financial matters
  • Work with staff members to ensure that a developmentally-appropriate, Montessori curriculum is being implemented in the classrooms


  • Bachelor’s required. ECE or closely related field is desirable
  • Must have experience working with children age 2-7 years of age
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be comfortable sitting on the ground and getting dirty.
  • Must be comfortable handling insects and other small creatures.
  • Must be able to oversee groups of children in a natural setting while simultaneously working on projects and working with individual children
  • Must be aware of and interested in further growth in naturalist studies and mentoring
  • A nurturing, loving, and creative attitude is essential
  • Must be dedicated to developmentally appropriate practice and aware of developmental needs of young children
  • Must be able to engage in conscious language and positive discipline
  • Must be able to crouch, dig, climb, hike, and carry up to 40lbs
  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to transport materials
  • Successful Pediatric CPR certification, First Aid Training are required upon hiring
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships
  • Proficient in the use of computers
  • Recent graduates are  encouraged to apply.
  • Strongly favored:  Naturalist skills and knowledge;  Lifeways Training; Waldorf Teacher Training; Reggio Emilia Study Trip/Experience; Certified Forest School Teacher; Experience in story-telling; Play a musical instrument and/or sing,

Salary: Competitive, based on experience and credentials


  • Medical, Dental, & Vision available for purchase as part of a group plan.
  • All school holidays and summer holiday
  • BVRA Program Discount
  • Professional Development Opportunities 

TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter and resume to Stacey Sommerfield at director@bvrec.org.  Application deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Lewisburg Community Pool: Lifeguard 2019 Summer

This position is responsible for maintaining order at the pool facility by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations, and ordinances governing the conduct of patrons. Lifeguards are also responsible for monitoring the pool facilities for potential hazards or unsafe conditions, providing first aid to patrons, custodial duties in maintaining the pool facilities, public relations, and all other duties as necessary or required. This position requires weekend and Holiday work. Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Prior lifeguard certification is not required, but applicants must be able to pass lifeguard certification class (hosted by BVRA) before beginning employment. This includes a prerequisite swim test where applicants must demonstrate skills such as swimming 300 yards continuously, treading water, and picking up and transporting an object from the bottom of the pool.

Physical Aspects:

  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged amount of time.
  • Position may require lifting of children or adults for rescue.
  • The ability to see, hear, and communicate are integral for this position and manual dexterity is needed to perform day to day operations.
  • Exposure to sun, heat, and various weather conditions.

Weekly Hours, Duration, and Time Commitment:

  • Required attendance to pool staff orientation in May
  • Staff in-services
  • Training sessions
  • Staff meetings.
  • Must be available both weekdays and weekends.
  • Preference will be given to applicants available for entire length of pool season.

To apply, please email your completed application and optional resume to Stacey Sommerfield at director@bvrec.org or call 570-524-4774.

Lewisburg Community Pool: Pool Manager 2019 Summer

Seeking individual with previous management experience to work in the capacity of Pool Manager for the Lewisburg Community Pool. Responsibilities include but are not limited to enforcing policies and procedures, which ensure efficient and effective operation of pool facilities including personnel management and training. Duties involve all swimming pool operations, including first aid, rotations, scheduling for staff, public relations, janitorial duties, limited pool maintenance including daily chemical analysis/testing, pool cleaning, cleaning of bathrooms & concession stand area, swim lessons, water aerobics and all other duties as necessary or required. This employee should have excellent organizational, communication and public relation skills.

Must be Lifeguard, First-Aid and CPR Certified or able to become certified.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in supervision of staff
  • Supervise total operations of swimming pool
  • Manage seasonal pool staff members including lifeguards and front desk staff
  • Attend pool management meetings
  • Collect, count, and record reports and receipts.
  • Responsible for closing and opening of the pool.
  • Report maintenance needs to maintenance staff.
  • Assist in the scheduling and maintenance of time sheets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory or management experience and/or demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and interacting with people of all ages
  • Willingness to start prior to orientation, in order to assist with the opening of the pool to the public.
  • Previous experience working with pools
  • Current lifeguard certification
  • Readiness to work 30 hrs per week including, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Comfortable with handling chemicals, and handling required equipment for necessary work on pool when required.

Weekly Hours, Duration, and Time Commitment:

  • Required attendance to pool staff orientation, staff in-services, training sessions, and staff meetings.
  • Availability for the entire LCP season, from Memorial Day through late August. Must work weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

To apply, please email your completed application and optional resume to Stacey Sommerfield at director@bvrec.org or call 570-524-4774.

Summer Camp Counselor:  2019 Summer

Each summer BVRA hosts three different summer camps for children ages 3 to 13. Summer camp counselors will have the opportunity to work with one or all of these camps. This position is responsible for providing leadership, ensuring safety of all participants and direct supervision of children in all planned activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Must have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages
  • Demonstrated responsibility and dependability
  • The ability to follow through on responsibilities and duties.
  • May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms.
  • May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.
  • Must exhibit patience and understanding.
  • Receives and follows detailed instructions. Must be alert always, keeping safety in mind.


  • Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate.
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR, Act 34 and Act 151Clearances, valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Teaching/Education experience preferred

Weekly Hours, Duration, and Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to attend counselor orientation/training
  • The BVRA Summer Camp will run from 8am-5:30pm daily, from June-August.

To apply, please email your completed application and optional resume to Stacey Sommerfield at director@bvrec.org or call 570-524-4774.


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