Field Teacher/Naturalist – Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island
URI W. Alton Jones Campus, West Greenwich, RI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$325/week and $350/week for certified teachers
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).
Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s 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.
Benefits: $300/week ($325/week for certified teacher), private room (including breaks), housing with wireless internet, dining hall meals when students are in residence, some staff house food supplies, and free laundry room.
Dates of Employment: Fall Season: August 28-December 8. Spring Season: February 12-June 8. Closing Date: When filled.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817,
(401) 874-8141. E-mail:
Contact Person
John Jacques
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