School Year Educators assist in growing and delivering our successful environmental education programs. School Year Educators serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Director of Education; and work closely with all center staff. They maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.

The School Year Educator position is full-time and seasonal, beginning September 6, 2023 and ending May 31, 2024. There is a 7-week winter break from December 2, 2023 through January 21, 2024. On-site housing is available. Some weekends and evenings required. On-site and in-person programming is required.

Salary: $16/hour, 35-hour work week

Essential Functions –

  • Lead field-based and classroom environmental education programs including on Pickering Creek’s 450 acres, at schools, and at partnering sites for pre-K, elementary, middle and high school students
  • Collaborate with other staff to prepare and lead public, community and volunteer programs for families, adults and youth
  • Assist with the care of buildings and grounds including weekly trail and habitat maintenance
  • Provide care for program animals including feeding and animal tank maintenance
  • Serve as a role model naturalist and environmental steward for students, teachers, community and public audiences
  • Work closely with other staff to plan and implement programs
  • Contribute to Center’s public communications including social media and email digest

The ideal candidate –

  • Enjoys hiking, birding, ponding, fishing, seining, planting and leading games for children of all ages
  • Has at least one year of experience teaching or working with children in a field-based or an online environment
  • Has interest and experience in biology, education, environmental education, environmental science or a related field
  • Is committed to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and habitats
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Is an enthusiastic team player
  • Maintains a professional, friendly manner
  • Is self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Some level of Spanish proficiency a plus