The NRT of Easton currently is hiring a full-time, year-round environmental education professional for its Easton, MA location. This is a permanent position and benefits are available.
NRT’s environmental educators work in a collaborative atmosphere with other environmental professionals dedicated to providing excellent individual and community programs to diverse audiences using the specific features of the NRT’s 154-acre Sheep Pasture farm and conservation area. Naturalists design and implement environmental programs for preschoolers, students K-12, scouts, families, and adults in this position. Interaction with local community groups, colleges, interns, employers, and other stakeholders is part of the position. Educators are also involved with the operations of the Trust, including for creation and operation of events, public promotion of the Trust and its programs, fundraising assistance, and other duties as needed.
B.A. or B.S. is required, with a major or concentration in environmental education, environmental interpretation, biology, natural resource management, environmental studies, forestry, sustainable agriculture, or closely related course of studies. Familiarity with outdoor education and experience with positive class management techniques are required, as classes are taught in mostly outdoor locations. Experience working with children of varied ages is highly preferred for this position, as a significant amount of time is spent teaching students in grades K-6; students up to college-age and adult learners are also involved in programming at times, as well.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including positive customer service presentation, is required, as educators frequently work with members of the public. Broad working knowledge of native wildlife, ecology, and natural history, and a willingness to learn specific local information is also needed.
Must be able to lead educational walks on unimproved trails in all seasons, as well as work outside in all seasons. Some lifting to 40 pounds is required in this position. Experience, or willingness to learn about, working with farm animals and smaller reptiles, mammals, and/or birds in an educational setting a plus.
Technology skills desired: MS Suite; Google applications, including Google Docs, calendar; Constant Contact; website management applications.
Must have a clean Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle, as some limited travel on behalf of the Trust is required. This position is typically a M-F position. Flexibility with schedule is needed and will require some nights and weekends for specific classes, meetings, or events, depending on the needs of the Trust. Public transportation is not accessible for this location; relocation assistance is not provided.
Educators must be willing to work in a collaborative environment; naturalists work with all of NRT’s organizational departments as needed, providing support for ongoing operations throughout the year. Employment requires completion of acceptable CORI/SORI. This is a full-time, year-round position, with benefits available, according to NRT policies. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please provide a letter of interest in the body of email, resume, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and names and contact information for three relevant professional references.
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and can be sent to Jennifer Cummings, NRT Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; please include “2022 Environmental Educator Applicant” in the subject line. Documents should be sent as attachments; please label document files with document type and last name (i.e. resume-Smith).
Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 19, 2022, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until position is filled. Preferred start date is by February 28, 2022, or as close as possible to that date. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. Please forward all documents at one time to be considered for this position. Please visit the NRT website at www.nrtofeaston.org for more information, or for questions contact at email listed above.
Job Type: Full-time, permanent; benefits available in accordance with NRT policies
Salary: From $17.00 per hour