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FT Year Round Environmental Educator

NEW- FULL TIME, FULL YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

Welcome to Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT), serving the environment and community for over 50 years and growing!

This is a new position at NRT, as our education department continues to expand its offerings. NRT’s environmental educators work in a collaborative atmosphere with other Trust staff who are dedicated to providing excellent individual and community programs to diverse audiences using the specific features of the NRT’s 154-acre Sheep Pasture property.

Educators design and implement environmental programs for pre-K through 12, scouts, families, and adults in this position. Educators work within the education team for collaboration, but should be able to manage assigned responsibilities independently as needed.

Educators are also involved with the operations of the Trust, including creation and operation of events, public promotion of the Trust and its programs, fundraising assistance, and other duties as needed. The successful candidate should use good professional presentation and judgment in all interactions.

Requirements:
B.A. or B.S. is required, with a major or concentration in environmental education, environmental interpretation, biology, natural resource management, science education, environmental studies, forestry, sustainable agriculture, or closely related course of study.

The successful candidate will have the ability to independently read, present, and create factually accurate STEAM curriculum. Familiarity with MA science standards is highly desirable. Enthusiasm for working with children of varied ages is necessary 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, are required. Broad working knowledge of wildlife, ecology, and natural history, and a willingness to learn specific local information is also needed.

Must be able to lead educational programs in outdoor areas and on unimproved trails in all seasons. Some lifting to 40 pounds is required in this position. Experience with, or willingness to learn about, working with farm animals and smaller reptiles, mammals, and/or birds in an educational setting is a plus. Animal care is not a primary component of this position.

Technology skills desired: MS Suite; Google applications, including Google Docs, calendar; Constant Contact; website management applications. Will train the right candidate as needed.

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, but will require some nights and weekends for classes, meetings, or events. Public transportation is not accessible for this location; relocation assistance is not provided. Candidates must be local to the position at the time of the chosen start date. Please do not apply if you are unavailable to work on site in Easton, MA (02356). This is not a remote position.

Successful employment requires verification of acceptable CORI and SORI reports in accordance with Trust policies and state law.

Please provide a letter of interest in the body of your email, resume, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) and names and contact information for three relevant professional references. Only applications that include all information will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and can be sent to Jennifer Cummings, NRT Executive Director, at jcummings.nrt(at)gmail[dot]com; please include “2022 FT Environmental Educator Applicant” in 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 and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until position is filled. Some initial interviews may be conducted using Zoom or by telephone; at least one interview will be required to be in person in Easton, MA. Preferred start date is by mid-January 2023, or as close as possible to that date. Visit the NRT website at www.nrtofeaston.org for more organizational information, or for questions contact the email listed above. Only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time, PTO, benefits available in accordance with NRT policies
Salary: From $38,000 annually, depending on experience.

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