Teacher/Naturalist, School Year, Residential

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, August 6, 2021, 1:45pm



Truro, MA
United States


N.E.E.D. Academy

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Teacher/Naturalists lead 3 hikes/lessons per day for their teaching group, rotating off for one day and one evening during the week. Teachers develop and present experiential lessons based on the MA Education Frameworks (Next Generation) and centered on the local environments (Beach & Dune, Dune Forest, Kettlehole pond, Freshwater Swamps) and history (Pilgrims, Shipwrecks & U.S. Lifesaving Service).  Lessons also include: Nightwalk, Nature Journaling, Group Dynamics, and Pizza Making.  Staff members are also 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.

The N.E.E.D.  Academy is a small residential environmental education school, located in a retired Coast Guard Station in Truro, Massachusetts. The program serves 5th grade students from 3 school districts.  Our residential group size each week is less than 30 students. Learning/trail groups are generally 12  students maximum. 

Qualifications: B.S., B.A., 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 a background/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. 

Dates: September 2021- June 2022


Position Start Date:

Friday, September 10, 2021

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How to Apply:

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

Eleanor Moody

NEED Academy 

PO Box 896 Truro, MA 02666-0896 

e-mail: moodye@dy-regional.k12.ma.us


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Salary and Benefits: ~ $525 per week, plus private room and board. Health, Life, and Dental Insurance are available. Good food, great views, and generally likable kids. Fresh air and plenty of exercise are guaranteed.

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Eleanor Moody

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