Environmental Educator; Litchfield, CT

White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield, CT
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Full time Positions
$20 per hour, 37.5 hours per week
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The White Memorial Conservation Center is a private, nonprofit nature center and museum that provides year-round education programs for children and adults. The Center is nestled in the heart of The White Memorial Foundation’s 4,000-acre nature sanctuary in the northwestern hills of Connecticut. Explore whitememorialcc.org for more information. White Memorial is seeking a full-time, permanent Environmental Educator. Position is 37.5 hours/week, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9am-5pm, but those hours can vary considerably based on the education program schedule. Evening hours will regularly be necessary. The position requires considerable outdoor activity, hiking in varied terrain, driving in all seasons, and superior presentation and group management skills. Compensation is $20/hour. Benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, a 401k plan, and paid holidays. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited, to the following: - Teaching nature programs to school groups, scout troops, birthday parties, and the general public, both on and offsite - Facilitating after-school programs and multi-day “camps” on school holidays and breaks - Traveling with native live animals to locations across the state and presenting outreach programs - Running exhibition booths at public festivals and other gatherings - Developing and presenting onsite public programming for families on Saturdays - Handling and occasionally providing husbandry for a small collection of education animals - Preparing materials and supplies/props for education programs - Contributing to social media accounts and implementing marketing campaigns related to programming - Modifying and developing new lesson plans for after-school, vacation, and school programming - Contributing to the daily operations of the Nature Museum and Gift Shop when necessary - Being trained on the Square and Salesforce business platforms - Working as a team member with the Center staff to not only maintain, but expand the reach of the Conservation Center - Performing various administrative duties as assigned by the Education Director Application deadline is April 10, 2023. Please email a cover letter, resume, and completed application to Carrie Szwed, Education Director, at carrie@whitememorialcc.org. Additional materials may be requested during the interview process. Aiming for start date around May 1.
- A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in biology, environmental education, natural history interpretation, or a related field - A minimum 1-2 years of combined prior work experience in a related field - Enthusiasm for interacting with the public, especially children, and teaching them about the natural world - Previous experience handling reptiles and birds of prey during education programs is strongly preferred - Willingness to work independently and on a varied schedule - Comfort in speaking publicly and managing small and large groups, both indoors and outdoors - A fairly strong knowledge of the area’s natural history - Proficient in computer and technology skills and associated applications - Excellent organizational skills, punctuality, and attention to detail - A driver’s license, clean driving record, and the ability to obtain an endorsement to drive a 15-passenger van - A reliable personal vehicle for outreaches when work vehicles are not available (mileage will be reimbursed) - Current First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain it - An updated COVID vaccination
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Carrie Szwed
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