A great opportunity to lead the Summer Discoveries program at the Boston Nature Center. Teach environmental education to visiting summer camps from all over the Boston area. Duties include planning and leading two-hour lessons for diverse audiences with a range of ages, organizing and scheduling new groups to visit the center, and other duties that insure the success of the program. Off-site travel may be necessary.
Qualifications: BA or BS, preferably in environmental education, biology or earth science, or science education a minimum. Previous experience as an educator preferred but not required. Familiarity with inquiry-based education and ability to develop curriculum aligned to city and state standards. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently required. Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds, and physical and mental disabilities. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it. Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) desirable. Ability to lead walks on trails, current first aid/CPR or willing to obtain, and a valid driver’s license required. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Schedule: Staff training (Saturday, June 16 to Monday, June 25), Start date: June 26th, End date: August 18th (Option to work until August 31st, available). Schedule is daily (Tuesday-Saturday) starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.
To inquire about this position:
Please send resume and cover letter by email or US mail to:
Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Greater Boston residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially.