Come work with us! Share your enthusiasm, learn something new, teach others, get outdoors, and work with people who care as much as you!

• Improve your skills in teaching fascinating nature and science content to school-aged students
• Collaborate with local students and teachers to take action for the environment
• Increase your natural history skills around freshwater and tidal wetlands, meadows, ponds, forests and the wild inhabitants of these spaces
• Explore over 450-acres of stunning wildlife habitat EVERY DAY
• Work with and learn from a highly dedicated staff diverse in age, race, gender and experience

School Year Educators assist in growing and delivering our successful environmental education programs. School Year Educators serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Director of Education; and work closely with all center staff. They maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.

The School Year Educator position is full-time and seasonal, beginning September 5, 2024 and ending May 29, 2025. There is a 7-week winter break in December and January. Some weekends and evenings required. On-site and in-person programming is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead field-based and classroom environmental education programs including on Pickering Creek’s 450 acres, at schools, and at partnering sites for pre-K, elementary, middle and high school students
  • Collaborate with other staff to prepare and lead public, community and volunteer programs for families, adults and youth
  • Assist with the care of buildings and grounds including weekly trail and habitat maintenance
  • Provide care for program animals including feeding and animal tank maintenance
  • Serve as a role model naturalist and environmental steward for students, teachers, community and public audiences
  • Work closely with other staff to plan and implement programs
  • Contribute to Center’s public communications including social media and email digest

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Enjoys hiking, birding, ponding, fishing, seining, planting and leading games for children of all ages
  • Has at least one year of experience teaching or working with children in an educational or recreational setting. Experience may be achieved by combining time from multiple positions or roles.
  • Has interest and experience in biology, education, environmental education, environmental science or a related field
  • Is committed to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and habitats
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Is an enthusiastic team player
  • Maintains a professional, friendly manner
  • Is self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Some level of Spanish proficiency a plus

COMPENSATION: $16/hour, 35-hour work week; Shared waterfront apartment-style onsite housing is available