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Teacher Naturalist, School Year

NEED Academy in Search of a Teacher/Naturalist to join the team to live and work at the Seashore House for the 2018-19 school year.

The staff is balanced with two men and two women.

Currently we are seeking a man to round out the team for the 2018-19 school year.

Responsibilities: Teacher/Naturalists lead 3 hikes/lessons per day for their teaching group. Teachers develop and present experiential lessons based on the MA Education Frameworks and Next Generation SS. Lessons are centered on the local environments (Beach & Dune, Dune Forest, Kettlehole pond, Freshwater Swamps) and history (Pilgrims, Shipwrecks & U.S. Lifesaving Service). Lessons also include: Nightwalk, Group Dynamics, and Pizza Making. Teachers are also responsible on a rotating basis for helping with meal preparation and serving, bedtime duties, group supervision during short bus trips to various natural and historical areas of the outer Cape, and the overall care and maintenance of the facility. Work week is Monday 8 am through Friday 2 pm. Each Teacher/Naturalist has one day (9:30-4:30) and one evening (after 7 pm) off during the work week. Weekends are free.

Qualifications: B.S. or equivalent experience required. Current CPR & First Aid certification. Love of being outdoors in all kinds of weather on the great outer beach of the Cape Cod National Seashore and a background/experience in teaching, natural history interpretation, marine science, or general ecology strongly recommended. Experience with youth, residential education, and facilitating team building preferred. Candidates with certification in Wilderness first-aid or currently holding a CDL are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dates: Sept 8, 2018 – June 9, 2019 (breaks for February and April school vacations)

Salary: Salary is paid bi-weekly through out the school year, private room and board are provided.

Benefits: Good food, great views, and generally likable kids. Fresh air and plenty of exercise are guaranteed.

Health, Life, and Dental Insurance are available.

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