The Environmental Educator supports the development and implementation of all the FRNC’s environmental education programs for all ages. This position acts as a lead teacher/educator within the following programs/classes: elementary school field trips, after-school enrichment, special events, all summer camp programs, family programs, birthday parties, Forest Kindergarten, and our Preschool Ecology program.
• Act as a co-teacher in the Preschool Ecology and Forest Kindergarten programs.
• Occasionally lead FRNC’s environmental education programs, pre-K through adult, in indoor, outdoor, and off-site locations.
• Provide input for environmental education curriculum, school workshops, and summer camp programs.
• Collaborate with the Education Director and staff in the development of new, innovative program offerings.
• Act as a group leader during FRNC summer camp sessions.
• Lead school study tours using Nature Center curriculum that meets requirements set by the New York State Common Core.
• Assist with overall visitor experience at the Nature Center, including indoor and outdoor exhibits, trails, and special projects.
• Assist with animal caretaker duties as needed.
• Provide office administrative support as needed.
• Ensure overall cleanliness and safety of the classroom. Assist with daily cleaning, organization and tidiness of both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces.
• Support all aspects of FRNC’s fundraising including mass mailings and events.
• Work at special events on weekends as necessary.
• Cultivate positive relationships with all customers and donors.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in environmental studies, education, ecology, or related field.
• A minimum of two years prior teaching experience in a school, nature or science center, or similar informal education-based organization.
• Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental education curriculum preferred.
• Proven experience leading groups and a commitment to teamwork.
• Exceptional talent at engaging all grade levels.
• Knowledge of flora and fauna of the region, gardening, birds, seasonal changes, marine biology, and wildlife preferred.
• Excellent communication, organization and computer skills.
• Must be able manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• First Aid and CPR certified.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand and/or walk for long periods on trails.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
Email resume, cover letter, and two references to Allison Bedosky at firstname.lastname@example.org