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Teacher-Naturalist; Assistant Program Manager

Do you love teaching young children (ages 2-9) and have a passion for nature? Are you creative, energetic, engaging and genuinely interested in connecting young children (and their parents and caregivers) to the natural world? PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration is looking for an outstanding candidate to teach and manage classes in the Greater Boston area.

PUDDLESTOMPERS’ mission is to connect the youngest naturalists to the natural world. By providing children and families with the seeds of interest and the tools of exploration, we seek to help build the foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors and stewardship of nature.

Job Description:
1. Teaching Responsibilities
– Lead children in outdoor nature exploration using hands-on activities, songs, games, stories, and projects
– Possible classes include Summer Camp, Vacation Camps, Preschool Enrichments, Afterschools, Child/Adult Classes, and/or Birthday Parties
2. Curriculum Development
– Creates and develops new lessons to be added to lesson library; ensures they are up-to-date with MA STEM/STEAM standards
– Researches for STEM/STEAM-based projects & experiments
3. Program Management
– Oversees prepping processes for lesson/program materials
– Creates parent information & location sheets for Child/Adult Classes
4. Health Forms – Assists with processing health forms
5. Marketing
– Updates and creates content for website (Squarespace)
– Creates social media posts, keeps social media pages up-to-date (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
– Creates weekly email blasts (Mailchimp)
– Creates flyers for all Parks & Rec programs, distributes to Parks & Rec departments
– Creates regular posts to various Boston-area marketing websites to advertise programs; researches new marketing opportunities
– Researches community engagement opportunities (fairs, commercials, etc.)
6. Birthday Parties
– Replies to all birthday party requests, communicates with interested families
– Schedules all birthday parties, coordinates with families, teachers, location, Parks & Rec departments to secure spaces & staffing
– Receives payment, creates & files invoices
– Distributes information to family & staff the week of the party
– Oversees prepping of lesson & all necessary party materials

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