Pickering Creek is located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Center's 400 acres are a microcosm of Maryland's Eastern Shore. We seek an enthusiastic individual that is willing to inspire others about the natural world and take conservation action.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks a part-time School-Year Educator to assist in delivering our successful environmental education programs. The School-Year Educator will serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Director of Education; and work closely with all center staff. They will maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.
This is a part-time seasonal position beginning August 30, 2022 through June 2, 2023. There is a 7-week winter break from December 3 through January 22. Some weekends and evenings required. On-site and in-person programming required. Pickering Creek Audubon Center prioritizes following CDC and local guidance on maintaining a safe working environment for our team. Pickering Creek educators must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Salary: $15/hour, up to 28-hour work week during busiest field seasons
Essential Functions –
- Lead field-based, classroom and virtual environmental education programs including on Pickering Creek’s 400 acres, at schools, partnering sites, and online through virtual meeting platforms for pre-K, elementary, middle and high school students
- 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
Additional Functions as directed –
- Collaborate with other staff to prepare and lead public, community and volunteer programs for families, adults and youth both in-person and online
- 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
- Contribute to Center’s public communications including social media and a weekly email digest
The ideal candidate –
- 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 a field-based or an online environment
- Has an undergraduate degree in biology, education, environmental education, environmental science or a related field, or has relevant work experience
- 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