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North Shore Nature Programs is looking for a part-time naturalist-educator who has experience teaching elementary-aged children as well as a working knowledge of New England ecology. A qualified candidate will have at least 1-3 years of formal or non-traditional teaching experience along with a background in environmental education, environmental studies, ecology, or biology (or equivalent work experience). Training will be provided, but candidates with prior knowledge of these subject areas are preferred.

The naturalist-educator will be responsible for:

  • Leading environmental education classes in school, after school, and homeschool settings.
  • Developing lesson plans and curricula for existing and future programs.
  • Acting as a Lead Counselor for all North Shore Nature Programs summer camps.
  • Working closely with the Program Director to cultivate new relationships with schools and community groups.
  • Occasionally representing North Shore Nature Programs at outreach events.
  • Supervising junior staff.
  • Aiding in strategic planning and long-range vision for North Shore Nature Programs.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • 1-3 years teaching experience in a formal or non-traditional setting.
  • A background in life science (B.A. or pursing a degree in ecology, environmental education, environmental studies, biology, botany, etc. or equivalent work experience).
  • A strong ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Experience and confidence interacting with elementary-aged children, teachers, and parents.
  • A positive attitude along with the ability to match the enthusiasm and energy of students.
  • A life-long love of nature and exploring the outdoors.

Hours and Wages:

  • This is currently a 20-30 hour per week position. With the right candidate, this will become a full-time position by Spring 2019.
  • $13-15/hr (based on previous experience/education)
  • No benefits are available at this time.
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