Join our Team

The PA Firefly Festival Inc. is a non-profit and as such, we rely on a dedicated team of people to make everything happen.   We'd love to have you as part of our firefly team. Whether you are available year-round...or just the day of the festival,  let us know you're interested by filling out the online form and we'll find you a position that's a perfect fit!    If you love fireflies, nature, or the Allegheny National Forest, we'd love to have you.

We welcome educators, students, scientists, or forest-related agencies and organizations to participate in our  Nature Center exhibition.  If you have information to share about fireflies, insects, forest habitats and/or environmental concerns.  Apply here now until May 1st, for the June 25th & 26th festival.   We offer a limited number of travel stipends to educators/researchers presenting at the festival 

PAFF Internship Program


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in the natural sciences, science education, environmental resources or recreation/tourism management? PAFF offers a 6-week paid summer research internship.  Use our form to apply for the 2022 season!




The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc has a mission of educating the public about firefly science and conservation.  PAFF also celebrates the annual PA Firefly Festival on the last weekend in June.  This typically coincides with the mating displays of over fifteen different species of firefly in the Allegheny National Forest area including the Synchronous Firefly and the unique "Chinese Lantern" firefly along the Tionesta Creek.

You can view all documents related to our non-profit status HERE.

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Pennsylvania Firefly Festival

13558 Route 666, Tionesta, PA

T: 814-230-2035