Preschool Teacher – Part Time 18-20 hours per week
Location: Wenham, MA
Are you an early childhood educator interested in being part of a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and protecting the nature of Massachusetts? Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Nature Preschool in Wenham, MA is looking for a naturally curious preschool teacher who demonstrates a deep respect for children age 3-5 and who has the ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team of talented teachers. The position requires the ability to work three days a week for 18 - 20 hours a week. We are looking for a special educator who can implement a developmentally appropriate, inquiry-based, emergent curriculum based on current research and knowledge of child development, while adhering to Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a beautiful outdoor setting in a supportive community.
- Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for young children in both indoor and outdoor settings
- Develop and implement a curriculum that reflects the needs of the children, developmentally appropriate standards for early childhood education and the mission of Mass Audubon.
- Follow Ipswich River Nature Preschool Child Guidance Plan and all other preschool regulations.
- Help maintain the physical environment by contributing to housekeeping tasks as needed
- Spend significant time outdoors with the students during all seasons, except in high winds, extreme cold, rain or sleet.
- Participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences and pre-determined Admissions and Community events.
- Maintain schedule as determined by the Preschool Director and applicant.
This is a part time position 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays with three additional hours on Mondays for staff meetings and planning. Additional hours are available as needed for participation in school events.
- EEC Preschool Teacher certification
- Experience and educational background in environmental and science education preferred.
- Familiarity with inquiry-based education and a constructivist, project based approach.
- Familiarity with state early childhood standards.
- 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.
- Ability to lead walks on trails, 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 is based on experience and EEC certification level. This position is approximately 18-20 hours a week. Ability to work some school vacations and summer programming a plus
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to: