School Program Teacher Naturalist - Per Diem

Location: Sharon, MA
Sanctuary: Moose Hill

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge of nature and science with children? Moose Hill is hiring capable, enthusiastic educators to serve as School Field Trip Leaders or Teacher Naturalists, and instructors of our School’s Out Nature Days in accordance with the Mass Audubon’s goals and objectives. Join our dynamic staff team in teaching environmental and science programs to diverse groups of students ages 3 to 12. Training and curricula are provided for our Habitat Hunt, Senses Galore, Native American Life, Maple Sugaring, Rocks and Landforms, teambuilding, and other programs.

Schedule is irregular but flexible. Applicant must be available 2 to 5 days per week from 9 am to 1:30 pm during field trip seasons (October – November and mid-February – end of June). Nature Day teachers work from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct activities which facilitate science and natural history learning. 
  • Actively engage students in learning
  • Present information at the appropriate level for the age of the group using multiple methods to engage participants in the learning process
  • Demonstrate knowledge of program materials.
  • Have a firm knowledge of the trail system.
  • Have knowledge of local animals and plants.
  • Prepare materials as needed for activities.
  • Check in with your supervisor at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled program start.
  • Maintain a clean work environment, which includes equipment cleanup and storage.
  • Protect the physical and emotional welfare of the participants and self.
  • Participate in training activities
  • Visually identify safety issues related to program function
  • Monitor your group in all types of indoor and outdoor environments (forest, field, swamp, pond) and listen for key safety concerns and alerts
  • Appropriately and skillfully  communicate with participants, visitors and staff
  • Assume additional related duties as requested

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have BA or BS or working towards one, preferably in environmental education, environmental studies, biology or earth science.
  • Previous experience working with children in school or similar setting or training in natural history a plus;
  • Be able to lead tours on trails and rough terrain. The applicant must be able walk at the pace of a mile in 15 minutes between stopping places in the program.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid a plus;
  • Prior to being scheduled to teach programs, the teacher naturalist must demonstrate knowledge of program materials and the trails used during programs. Shadowing a program first may be a requirement.
  • Successful candidates will need to pass a background records check (CORI and SORI).

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of Pay: $11 - $12.50 per hour depending on experience.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Job# 3041

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