Summer Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:30pm

Address:

Aspen, CO
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: (80% time allocation)

Teach ACES Field Programs:

  • Teach non-residential environmental science field programs. This may include Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, Toklat, Aspen Mountain sites or other remote site
  • Travel to various field program sites
  • Develop curriculum and educational material for associated courses
  • Lead and safely manage students (K-12) in a wide range of environments and conditions (i.e. programs at 11,200 feet in elevation, working outdoors with children in wet and cold weather
  • Lead other ACES programs as needed, including evening and weekend programing.
  • Create, update and improve curriculum: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Update, improve, and document education curriculum for Naturalist Field School Programs.
    • Organize and create educational resources and materials for related ACES programs. 

Secondary Responsibilities: (20% time allocation):

Rock Bottom Ranch Educators:

  • Assist and become involved with ranch animal husbandry, ranch maintenance, interpretive exhibits, and other ACES projects
  • Perform on-site visitor center hosting responsibilities. This includes leading educational agriculture/ranch tours, greeting and engaging guests, answering telephone calls, informal visitor education, and fielding questions.
  • Maintain site organization and cleanliness. This may include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, window cleaning and restroom cleaning.
  • Other duties as assigned to further the mission of ACES. 

Hallam Lake Educators:

  • Assist and become involved in visitor center maintenance including resident animal management, interpretive exhibits, and other ACES projects.
  • Perform on-site visitor center hosting responsibilities. This includes greeting and engaging guests, answering telephone calls, informal visitor education, and fielding questions.
  • Maintain site organization and cleanliness. This may include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, window cleaning and restroom cleaning.
  • Other duties as assigned to further the mission of ACES. 

Reporting Relationships:

Both positions report to the ACES Education Director and the Naturalist Field School Manager. Coordination with other senior staff may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in natural sciences, environmental education, agriculture education or related fields
  • Minimum of two years’ teaching experience in a classroom or outdoor setting, elementary grade level preferred
  • Experience with curriculum writing and development of educational teaching materials 
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment
  • Creativity and organizational skills essential
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred
  • Classroom teaching license or credential preferred

Employment Dates:

  • June 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Location:

Rock Bottom Ranch staff is based at ACES’ 113-acre working ranch located in Basalt, Colorado.  

Hallam Lake staff is based at ACES’ 25-acre nature preserve located in Aspen, Colorado. 

Housing may be a part of compensation for either site base. 

How to Apply:

Application Process
Please email cover letter and resume to acesjobs@aspennature.org. Please indicate in your application and/or cover letter whether you are applying for the Rock Bottom Ranch, Hallam Lake or both educator positions. Applications for 2019 are due by April 5th, 2019.