Environmental Educator

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Address:

Wilton, CT
United States

Job Category:

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Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

WNC is looking to hire a full time educator to join our team beginning February or March of 2018. The main duty of the Educator is to develop and lead engaging environmental education programs to children, adults, and families, including school field trips, after school, scouting and summer camp programs. This position will assist in teaching the current environmental education curriculum and assist in developing new programming and curriculum. Other aspects of the position include, but are not limited to: supervising volunteers/interns, staffing information tables at fairs/festivals, setup/breakdown of events, and trail monitoring. Flexibility to work some weekend days and evenings.

 

Responsibilities:

Create and lead nature center programs for a variety of audiences, including: families, elementary-aged and middle school children.

Learn our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program.

Participate in development of after school programs, scout programs, adult programs, and weekend programs.

Assist in development of interpretive materials; including signage, written material, & handouts.

Work with education staff to research, develop and create activities, special programs.

Act as Waterfront Director during summer camp canoeing activities.

Assist with occasional trail work and maintenance.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, ecology, education, or related field.

Demonstrated enthusiasm for nature and the environment and interest in sharing with others.

2-5 years of experience teaching in a school, nature or science center, or similar informal education-based organization.

Knowledge of flora and fauna of the region, birds, seasonal changes, and wildlife preferred.

Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental education curriculum preferred.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adjust priorities as needed; strong time and project management skills.

Must be people oriented, have a positive attitude, and the ability to professionally represent the Nature Center to the public.

A self-starter who is comfortable working independently and part of a team; ability to lead group learning exercises.

Must be comfortable handling or learning to handle live education animals, including: amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand and/or walk for long periods on trails. 

Experience with power tools a plus.

Waterfront and Lifeguard certified or ability to obtain certification with our sponsorship.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Sarah Breznen, Director of Education at education@woodcocknaturecenter.org

How to Apply:

 

Applicants MUST live within an hours drive of the nature center.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Sarah Breznen, Director of Education at education@woodcocknaturecenter.org