Teacher-Naturalist, Residential, School Year

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Friday, September 16, 2022, 5:45pm


Truro, MA
United States

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Now hiring the 2022-23 Team Pamet Teacher-Naturalists.

Our living space is a former Coast Guard Station with some grand views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamet River valley.  Our classroom consists of the beaches, dunes, woods, marshes, bogs, swamps, and ponds of the National Seashore.  

Responsibilities: Teacher-Naturalists lead 3 hikes/lessons per day for their teaching group.  Teachers develop and present experiential lessons based on the Massachusetts Education Frameworks and Next Generation SS.   Lessons are centered on the local environments (Beach & Dune, Dune Forest, Kettlehole Pond, Saltmarsh, Freshwater Swamps) and history (Pilgrims, Shipwrecks & U.S. Lifesaving Service).  Lessons also include: Nightwalk, Group Dynamics, and Pizza Making.   Teachers are responsible on a rotating basis for helping with meal preparation and serving, bedtime duties, group supervision during short bus trips to various natural and historical areas of the outer Cape, and the overall care and maintenance of the facility.

Work week is Monday 8 am through Friday 3 pm.  Residential weeks: each Teacher/Naturalist has one day (9:30-4:30) and one evening (after 7 pm) off during the work week.  Day programs weeks: work hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Weekends are free.

Qualifications: B.S. or equivalent experience  required.   Current CPR & First Aid certification.  Love of being outdoors in all kinds of weather on the great outer beach of the Cape Cod National Seashore and experience in teaching, natural history interpretation, marine science, or general ecology strongly recommended.  Experience with youth, residential education, and facilitating team building preferred.  Candidates with certification in Wilderness first-aid or currently holding a CDL are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Position Start Date:

Monday, October 3, 2022

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How to Apply:

Apply: send cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers/ email addresses of three references to:

Eleanor Moody, Director
NEED Academy
PO Box 896
Truro, MA 02666-0896
e-mail: moodye@dy-regional.k12.ma.us  

Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted until positions are filled.


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Salary:  Salary is paid bi-weekly through out the school year,  private room and board are provided.

Benefits: Good food, great views, and generally likable kids.  Fresh air, beach sand, and plenty of exercise are guaranteed.                               

Other important stuff: Health, Life, and Dental Insurance are available as employee of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District.  Teacher Naturalists are part of Barnstable County Retirement and wages are not subject to Social Security...

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Eleanor Moody

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