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Teacher Naturalist & Program Administrator

JOB DESCRIPTION
Do you love to teach 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’ mission is to connect the youngest naturalists, ages 2 to 9 years to the open spaces that surround their homes. By providing families with seeds of interest and tools of exploration, PUDDLESTOMPERS seeks to help build the foundation for a lifelong enjoyment and love of the outdoors.
RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a Full-Time 40/hour a week position which includes teaching and administrative work. This varies by season (Teaching increases in the Summer and Admin work increases in the Winter).
1. Teaching
Lead Teacher in our Drop-off programs including, April, February, December, other school vacation days, and weekly Summer Vacation Camps
Lead children in preschool enrichments and after school programs around the Boston area
Lead children and parents in outdoor exploration using hands-on activities, songs and games year round
Teach some birthday parties when they fall on a weekend
2. Curriculum Development
Review lesson plans and develop and enhance current lessons
Gather info for class handouts
Researches for STEM/STEAM – based projects and experiments
3. Programming and Class Production (weekly classes, family programs, enrichment, afterschool, camp, and birthdays)
Gather/produce teaching aides
Clean and inventory teaching kits, as needed
Prep lessons for PUDDLESTOMPERS programs
Inputs new program information into the calendar
Prepare parent information and location sheets for child/adult classes
Oversees the prepping of lesson and all necessary birthday party materials
4. Health Form Maintenance: Newton & Needham (location subject to change)
Create health form emails in Mainstreets to send to families in advance of drop off programs
Communicate with families about required forms, answer inquires, distribute information
Receive & file necessary health forms (health records, consent forms, waivers, and vaccination status records) for each participant in drop off programs
Communicate to teachers any pertinent information (allergies, medications, etc.) for children in their group
Update health form requirements regularly in accordance with MA Board of Health guidance
5. Office Admin
Filing, maintain database, assist in registration process
Supply management (for office and classes)
Answer phones, respond to program inquiries
Maintain and update all enrollment trackers
6. Marketing
Coordinate marketing activities with staff
Participate in events & fairs to promote PUDDLESTOMPERS
Expand social media presence
Assists with posting to various Boston-area websites to promote PUDDLESTOMPERS programs
Position reports to Program Director.
QUALIFICATIONS
• 2+ years of teaching experience (preschooler level a plus)
• General knowledge and/or interest in science/nature
• Dependable, responsible and organized
• Fun-loving, creative and engaging
• Experience in outdoor education and/or degree in the sciences a plus.
• College graduate
• Must have a car

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