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Teacher Naturalist

Location: Boston, MA
Sanctuary: Boston Nature Center

About This Position

Are you passionate about nature, science and the urban environment? Would you like to share that passion with others in a hands-on/minds-on, culturally responsive way? The Boston Nature Center (BNC) is hiring an enthusiastic and experienced educator to support its innovative educational programs offered to Boston children throughout the year.

Join a dynamic, creative team to plan, prepare and conduct age-appropriate, hands-on science lessons through BNC’s Growing with STEM, a deep partnership with Boston Public Schools. In this full time, 40-hour position, each week you will model, mentor, and coach classroom teachers in the use of inquiry-based teaching methods utilizing outdoor classrooms, and neighborhood green spaces to integrate science and the environment throughout their curriculum. Each semester you will work with BPS teaching teams to create new curriculum, teach classroom children each week in their schoolyards and neighborhoods and lead school yard clean-up and greening events.  In the summer you will lead one of BNC’s ACA accredited camps in either the Mattapan or West Roxbury location. In this role, you will supervise a dynamic team of summer educators, direct a high-quality science program for children ages 5 to 15 and support camp families connected to the program. The ideal candidate will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work.  

BNC is a beautiful 67-acre wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of a bustling city. In the twenty years since its inception, the BNC has grown into a vibrant urban community nature center which offers a host of programs including a nationally-accredited summer camps, a licensed nature preschool, public programs, school-age programs, and professional development for local educators.

With over 17,000 children taking part in BNC environmental education programs, children ages three to eighteen are exploring and learning about urban nature in their school yards, in their neighborhoods and at the sanctuary.

BNC is a collaborative, forward-thinking team that values sharing information and life-long learning.  As a community, we hold ourselves to high-standards of performance. Equity and inclusion are guiding principles in every aspect of our work.

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