Traveling Naturalist - Field Educator 2

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Leavenworth, WA
United States

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The Traveling Naturalist – Field Educator 2 is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of field education programs at WRI within a specific programmatic focus area. The following list of job duties is not an exhaustive list of all tasks associated with the position.

Responsibility: Program Development

  • Develop lessons and activities for Traveling Naturalist programs
  • Recruit schools and classes to participate in the Traveling Naturalist program
  • Develop system for including youth from seasonal farm worker housing camp in summer camps
  • Recruit volunteers to work with the Traveling Naturalist program

Responsibility: Program Implementation & Operations

  • Lead program coordination in focus program area – including contacting teachers and schools and setting schedules for classroom visits and field trips
  • Teach hands-on, science education programs in both classroom and outdoor settings at school sites in regional schools and Wenatchee River Institute campus
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment and field equipment
  • Manage participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety/risk
  • Teach programs independently and as part of a team
  • Train, assist, and support volunteers and high school interns

Responsibility: Program Sustainability

  • Support Wenatchee River Institute mission and community outreach
  • Share in campus stewardship responsibilities
  • Take photos of programs and manage for social media and marketing use


The candidate must be organized, self-motivated, outgoing, reliable, punctual, able to work independently without direct supervision, and be an effective, positive team member.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Relevant experience teaching youth in a formal or informal capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to the natural world
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within teaching and community
  • Ability to get to Wenatchee River Institute and other programming sites in and around the region
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications (or ability to obtain upon hire)
  • Pass a background check
  • A valid driver’s license and a clear driving record

How to Apply:

Please see our website for the full job description, including compensation. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Rebecca Ryan ( 

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with first interviews tentatively slated for Friday, September 6, 2019.  

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32-40 hours per week (12 weeks at 40 hours per week - based on program need)


Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off: vacation, sick leave, and holidays

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Rebecca Ryan

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