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Outdoor Educator

Overview:
Are you looking for an experience that is more than just a job? A teaching role with Nature’s Classroom, Inc. could be the life-changing opportunity you’re searching for.We are currently hiring for Spring Season (Early March through June 2023).

Nature’s Classroom, Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1973, is a residential environmental education program located in Charlton, Massachusetts. We have been offering the very best in environmental and experiential education for 50 years. We serve students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Nature’s Classroom provides hand-on, experiential learning opportunities utilizing natural resources at each of our facilities. After spending a week at Nature’s Classroom living and learning together, students develop a sense of community, a confidence in themselves, and an appreciation for others and the environment that carries over to the school community.

Over 1,000,000 children and 450 schools have come to view Nature’s Classroom as a valuable academic experience, with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and critical thinking. We have been recognized for excellence by the National Science Teachers Association, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the State of Connecticut. Our programming is tied to the Common Core curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards, and encompasses STEM learning.

Location: Charlton, Massachusetts

Responsibilities and Duties:
– Group leader and teacher in the 5-day seasonal residential program.
– Develop and present classes in a variety of academic areas of your choosing and/or implement already designed curriculum
– Supervise and explore with elementary and middle school students in field experiences. Staff must be able to walk up to four miles daily while instructing students safely; at times over uneven and/or uphill terrain.
– Facilitate students in team building initiatives and low ropes courses
– Evening activities and mealtime duties

Qualifications and Skills:
– Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study (a few paid internships are available for people who do not yet hold a bachelor’s degree. Internship salary starts at $350 weekly)
– Strong commitment to educate children
– Energetic, dedicated & able to become involved in all aspects of the program
– Special skills (music, singing, storytelling) helpful
– Experience working with children desired

Benefits:
– Weekly salaries starting at $450 per week
– Food and lodging 7 days a week for the length of contract (dogs, cats and ferrets are not allowed)
– Your weekends are free
– Educate in an informal setting at a 1 to 12 ratio
– A supportive organization that is willing to help you develop professionally
– Freedom to explore new areas for classes and programs

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Pay: From $450.00 per week including room and board for length of contract.

We are currently hiring for Spring Season Early (March through June) 2023.

Visit our website for more information www.naturesclassroom.org
or email: hiring@naturesclassoom.org

How to Apply:
Visit our website for more information and to apply; www.naturesclassroom.org
or email: hiring@naturesclassoom.org

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