NatureBridge Multi-Campus Environmental Science Educators

This is a multi-campus Environmental Science Educator position beginning in April 2019, ending in November 2019. Educators work at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia for the spring season, transfer to the Golden Gate campus in California for the summer, then return to Prince William Forest Park for the fall season. This is an ideal position for experienced educators wishing to expand their knowledge and skill set, work and live in two culturally and ecologically different places, and work within the National Park system. Compensation includes housing, some meals, financial assistance in transferring campuses, and benefits.

At Prince William Forest Park, educators teach 3-day, hands-on outdoor environmental science education programs to students from Virginia and Washington DC. Educators work primarily with 5th and 7th graders. At Golden Gate Coastal Camp, educators teach 5-day camp sessions, working primarily with 1st-3rd graders. Coastal Camp combines marine and coastal ecology themes with hands-on educational activities and games in a day camp setting.

Tentative 2019 dates are as follows:

  • Spring season (Prince William, VA): April 1st – June 6th
  • Summer season (Golden Gate, CA): June 10th  – August 16th
  • Fall season (Prince William, VA): September 2nd – November 7th


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental or interdisciplinary studies, or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant teaching experience (preferably outdoors), and a working knowledge of inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary science and natural history
  • Current Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Epinephrine Auto-Injector certifications, or willingness to obtain prior to start date at your own expense
  • Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a safe environment for all students in highly variable terrain
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your teaching and our community
  • A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm, problem-solving skills, and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings
  • Employment is contingent upon employee background check and TB test

How to Apply

Priority application deadline is Monday, October 22nd, 2018. Applications will be accepted after Oct. 22nd on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Please direct questions and inquiries about open positions to Rae Parks, Mid-Atlantic Program Manager, at A complete applications consists of:

  • A cover letter describing why you want to work for NatureBridge at Prince William Forest Park and Golden Gate Coastal Camp
  • Your current resume
  • Contact information for three references

When your materials are complete, please apply using the online application form at:

About NatureBridge

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year in six national parks. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental education. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities. For more information, visit: