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Full Time Preschool Teacher 40 hours a week – Boston Nature Center’s Pathways to Nature

Location: Mattapan, MA
Sanctuary: Boston Nature Center

We are looking for a full time (40 hours a wk) Preschool Teacher (DEEC teacher qualified, or willingness to obtain license) who possesses the following dispositions and skills.  

  • A love of nature and teaching outdoors with children ages 3-6 years old;
  • A deep respect for the competencies of young children
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and families; must have excellent communication skills and a warm, professional relationship with children, families and the education team


  • A love of nature and teaching outdoors, which requires having appropriate clothing for the weather each day. Preschool teachers will spend 4 or more hours daily outdoors with the students during all seasons. 
  • Provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for young children both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Working as a team to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, inquiry based, nature/science curriculum that reflects the needs of the children, the standards for early childhood education and the mission of Mass Audubon under the supervision of the director.
  • Create detailed observations and notes, documenting the students learning.
  • Participate in parent/teacher conferences and other community engagements.
  • Follows protocols established by the Boston Nature Center and all other preschool required regulations.
  • Helps maintain the physical environment by contributing to housekeeping tasks as needed.
  • Maintains schedule as determined by the Preschool Director.


  • Background in Early Childhood education preferred. Preschool Teacher Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and, physical and mental disabilities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it 
  • Current First Aid/CPR or willing to obtain
  • Successful candidates will need to pass a back records check (CORI, SORI and Fingerprinting)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: $17.00-18.00 an hour based on experience. Full time (40 hours) plus full time benefits.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Claire Harris, Preschool Director
Job# 2034

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