Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ACES does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
Work at ACES
ACES provides nationally acclaimed, full-time, in-school environmental science education at Aspen Elementary School, Basalt Elementary School, Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale, and Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle. Each year, ACES hires experienced and passionate environmental educators to lead these programs.
Each June, ACES spends two weeks training 12 new Summer Naturalists. These enthusiastic college graduates spend the next two and a half months guiding hikes and providing educational outreach for both visitors and residents at iconic sites throughout the Aspen area. Following the summer season, many Naturalists are re-hired to work through the winter, providing them with an opportunity to continue growing as educators and leaders.
ACES Agriculture Apprenticeship is a seasonally-recurring, hands-on learning and academic program that is geared towards those interested in pursuing agriculture as a career. This program offers exposure to every aspect of the season, from planning to production. This apprenticeship program is designed to make you a competitive candidate for future agriculture operations. Upon completion of this program, apprentices will feel confident and knowledgeable in a diversity of regenerative agriculture systems. The hiring process begins on November 15 and ends December 15.
ACES offers 10-12 week Agriculture Stewardship opportunities to our community members. High school and college students are encouraged to apply and it may be possible to integrate into school internship requirements. These Ag Steward positions will become involved in our regenerative agriculture program working with either our intensive vegetable production and/or our rotational livestock systems. The hiring process begins on November 15 and ends December 15.