Field Teacher/Naturalist: Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island W. Alton Jones Campus
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$275/week, $300/week for certified teacher
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Plan, teach, and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Social Science (living history, archaeology, farm life, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, town meeting, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8. Evening duties required (two to four nights per week). Help create a supportive community environment for students, visiting teachers, administrators, parents, and other staff. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and bachelor's degree. Degree in environmental studies, education, science, or a related field, prior experience teaching children and/or leading outdoor environmental education programs preferred. Certifications in First Aid and CPR are required by the starting date. Experience with song leading, story telling, and/or addressing large groups is a plus.

Job Availability:
The position runs from March 20-June 9. Benefits: $275/week ($300/week for certified teacher), private room (including breaks), housing with wireless internet and cable TV, dining hall meals when students are in residence, some staff house food supplies, and free laundry room. Field Teachers teach groups of 8-12 students per group. The URI Environmental Education Center is situated on 2,300 acres of forests, wetlands, and old farmland—the W. Alton Jones Campus. Dedicated to environmental education, the Center has been offering quality day and residential programs for over 50 years.
1-2 Years of Experience working with children.
Bachelors Degree working in Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife, Education, Natural Science or General Science required.
Field Experience working outdoors preferred.
Contact Person
John Jacques
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