Summer Nature Educators

Agency
Wild Bear Nature Center
Location
Nederland, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$120/day with room for growth
Last Date to Apply
05/15/2023
Website
https://wildbear.org
Description
Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking seasonal Nature Educators to join our education team and help lead our children’s 2023 Nature Camp programs. This individual must have at least 600 hours of experience delivering well planned full-day educational programs for children. We are seeking creative, child centered educators who love nature and are looking to join a positive, hardworking environment. The variety of our offered programs are a great mix of learning, creativity, and nature exploration all held outdoors wherever and whenever possible! Wild Bear’s education team develops the theme and then staff create a structure of the day which encompasses science, music, games, story, crafts and hands-on outdoor exploration! See below requirements which apply directly to these programs. Job Description: - Plan and implement creative hands-on full day nature programs. - Orient into Wild Bear’s materials, programs, policies, philosophy when working with children. - Work with our education team to plan fun and hands-on nature programs for school-age children. - Take pride in diligently organizing and maintaining Wild Bear’s education materials. - Integrate new ideas into Wild Bear’s existing programs and materials. - Ensure that all children are safe and accounted for at all times. - Drive a 15-passenger van to outlying areas such as Mud Lake for exploration opportunities. - Create a fun and engaging plan each day and adhere to a schedule but be flexible in response to children and nature. - Effectively incorporate interns into a support role building their capacity to lead activities through the summer - or something along those lines. - Communicate with education team about plans, support needed, and general check ins. For more info, please visit https://wildbear.org/get-involved To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Nature Education Director, Michelle Witte, michelle@wildbear.org No phone calls please. www.wildbear.org *Note on hiring timeline: We will be reviewing applications in January and reaching out to qualified applicants at the end of January 2023 into February 2023 for interviews.
Qualifications
Job Qualification Requirements: - Completed (or in progress) degree in the field of education, environmental studies, natural science or related field and/or 2-3 years and/or 600 hours of experience in leading groups of school-age children in nature. - Clear background check from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. - Three positive professional references - Experience and/or education in innovative nature education program full day planning - First Aid/CPR Certified
Contact Person
Michelle Witte, Nature Educator Director
Contact eMail
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