Great opportunity to join the staff of the Natural Resources Trust of Easton – committed to the mission of preserving land of special character and educating the public about our environment. We are seeking a creative part-time, year round teacher/naturalist with a passion for educating children and families about the natural world, wildlife, and the environment. Teach environmental and science programs in a beautiful location, utilizing the features of the NRT’s Sheep Pasture property. Design and implement environmental education programs for preschoolers, students, scouts, families and adults while working with other professionals to support the local community and the environment.
Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:
• Development and presentation of environmental education programs to pre-k children and school age children during the school year. Creation of lessons and primary responsibility for presentation of Trust’s pre-k summer programs;
• Assist with planning, preparation and execution of outreach, events, and community programs on behalf of the Trust for children and adult;
• PR for events, classes, and programs for the Trust using traditional and social media outlets
• Assist with the management of social media accounts, blogs, web presence, and other outreach for the organization;
• Assist in the care of education animals, farm animals as needed;
• Assist and support other staff with programs, events, grant writing, and any other Trust operations as needed
B.A. or B.S. required, preferably with a major or concentration in environmental education, environmental interpretation, biology, earth science, natural resources management, environmental studies, education, or a similar course of studies; A.S. degree with significant professional experience in environmental education may be considered. Familiarity with curriculum development and alignment strongly preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills across multiple formats. Knowledge of local wildlife and natural history desired or willingness and ability to learn about the same. Technology skills required for this position and include MS programs as well as social media, cloud-based web management; graphics/editing also strongly desired. Knowledge and experience working with farm animals a plus. Must have a clean Massachusetts driving record and reliable personal transportation. Flexible schedule to allow the needs of the Trust to be met is required for this position; number of assigned hours varies seasonally, highest in spring through mid-fall. Physically, must be able to lead educational walks on unimproved trails in all seasons, lift up to 40 pounds occasionally, and work outdoors in all weather conditions. Employment requires completion of acceptable CORI/SORI. This is a part-time, year-round position. Benefits are not provided for this position. Salary dependent upon experience.
Please provide cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) and three professional references to Jen Cummings, NRT Executive Director.
Materials can be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Please indicate 2018 PT Naturalist Application in subject line; files should be labeled with applicant’s last name and document type (ex. Smith-resume). Incomplete application materials will not be considered for the position.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed starting immediately, until position is filled. Only applicants who are chosen to participate in the interview process for the position will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Visit the NRT website at www.nrtofeaston.org for more information about the organization and its programs or to contact the office through email.