Traveling Naturalist - Field Educator 2
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Website:Wenatchee River Institute
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 (email@example.com).
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with first interviews tentatively slated for Friday, September 6, 2019.
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