Early Childhood Teacher Naturalist-Montana

Montana Audubon Center
Billings, MT
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The Montana Audubon Center in Billings, Montana is looking for a part-time educator to work in its Fledglings Nature Preschool. Our preschool uses emergent-curriculum principles and the students spend 80% of their time outdoors at the Center, which is in an upper riparian area near the Yellowstone River. Class size is limited to 8 students and are 1/2 days for two or three days/week. Position is for the 2019-2020 school year but may be combined with summer work at the Center.
Position Duties ● Supervision and instruction of groups of up to 12 youth, ages 2-5, in the outdoors and in the classroom. ● Provide a safe and positive environment for all program participants, including awareness of physical abilities, environmental hazards, and group dynamics. ● Assistance with program registration, processing of payment and other administrative duties related to education programs. ● Development and/or adaptation of early childhood curriculum and programming for day, week, month, and year-long program sessions. ● Progress evaluation of students, including in academic and non-academic areas. ● Coordination and communication with parents/guardians of program participants. ● Communication with the general public about Center programs and mission. ● Maintain a quality program, including regular evaluations of both successes and failures in programming, approach, equipment, or other aspects, and enhance or adapt as necessary. Qualifications ● Comfort leading and teaching youth ages 2-5 in outdoor settings, including emphasis on risk management and other executive functions, and learning that emerges from play. ● Experience in Montessori, Interest-led Flow Learning, Reggio, Inquiry Learning, Place-based, emergent curriculum, or similar educational pedagogies. ● Ability to: ○ Engage in outdoor activity and supervise others in a variety of weather conditions ○ Walk for long distances, crouch, lift up to 50#, and wrangle small children unaided ● Interest and/or specific knowledge of natural history subjects, particularly in the local area. ● Responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic. ● Team-oriented approach as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently. To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Carolyn Sevier, Center Director, csevier@mtaudubon.org. For questions, contact Carolyn via e-mail or at 406-294-5099.
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