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Education Manager – Crane Estate

The Education Manager (EdM) is responsible for the delivery of a suite of coastal education programs across the Crane Estate, including summer camp, school/group field trips, family programs, and public programs that grow the coastal, climate, and environmental literacy of visitors. The EdM works closely with the Engagement Manager – Nature to develop lesson plans, activities, and program delivery strategies that maximize use of the natural resources of the Crane Estate as well as sharing about the practices of coastal resource management and what it is to be a coastal landowner in a changing climate. The EdM supervises staff who deliver a licensed summer camp as well as inquiry-based outdoor field experiences. Upon the completion of the Coastal Education Center, the EdM will play a large role in developing new programs to engage increasingly diverse audiences that use this space as a hub and a launching pad for exploration of the coastal environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the planning and delivery of outdoor education programs including summer camp, school/youth programs, and adult education programs including educator professional development.

  • Serve as the lead program educator, delivering outdoor programs to youth and adult audiences, and mentoring/training other staff in program delivery.

  • Manage administrative duties of coastal education team including HR and scheduling for staff and programs

  • Recruit, hire, and supervise coastal education staff, including Youth Programs Coordinator and seasonal camp and program educators.

  • Independently, and in collaboration with the state-wide marketing team, develop print and digital marketing materials to advertise and recruit new audiences for outdoor programs.

  • Manage the organization, inventory, maintenance, and upkeep of the physical supplies and equipment used for outdoor education programs.

  • Assist with recruiting and engaging coastal volunteers via opportunities for volunteers to assist with programs and monitoring projects, learn, and socialize.

  • Co-develop environmental education curricula & lesson plans that can be delivered across coastal education programs (camp, school/youth, adult programs, etc.)

  • Collaborate with colleagues at other Trustees coastal sites to share curricula, resources, best practices, etc.

  • Connect with external partners to create meaningful collaborations with schools, community organizations, etc. that advance and enrich the work outlined above.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, environmental science/studies, ecology, or other relevant course of study. Master’s degree in these fields is preferred.

  • A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience leading youth, educators, and the public in environmental education in the field and classroom.

  • A passion for sharing the coastal environment with others and working outdoors in all seasons.

  • Demonstrated ability to grow and scale up programs to new levels is strongly preferred.

  • Experience leading nature-based educator professional development experiences.

  • Ability to develop experiential, inquiry-driven curriculum that draws on the unique identity of the place and organizational mission.

  • Experience in digital and print marketing.

  • Organized and experienced in directly managing staff, including hiring, performance management, and performance evaluation.

  • Experience working with volunteers, including training, effective deployment, and other factors that enhance volunteer retention.

  • Familiarity with state curriculum frameworks and relevant principles of environmental, ocean, and climate literacy.

Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Required certifications; training may be obtained after hire but before start of camp season; Trustees may subsidize some or all training costs

  • American Camp Association (ACA) Camp Director

  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard or equivalent

  • Able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record

  • Reliable transportation to/from work

  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)

  • At least 21 years old (as required by MA camp regulations)

Organizational Relationships:

The EdM reports to the Engagement Manager – Nature and manages the Youth Programs Coordinator as well as part-time and seasonal coastal educators.

For full details and application link, visit The Trustees job listing.

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