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Part-Time Teacher Naturalist – Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center

by Kris Pieper on March 10, 2015

Weekdays and Weekend Teacher Naturalist I

Position Summary: Provide natural science instruction, guidance, and supervision to visiting groups, public program participants, birthday parties and visitors in accordance with the Mass Audubon’s educational goals. Work with our team to plan, prepare, and conduct age-appropriate environmental and science public lessons and activities that facilitate environmental understanding and responsibility.

Per Diem:

  • Depending on availability of programs, work shifts will be 4 or 8 hours long.
  • Work shifts are based on availability.
  • Weekday TNs – Must be able to work during school hours.
  • Weekend TNs – Must be able to work on weekends.
  • Staff training is Saturday, April 4th


  • Protect the physical and emotional welfare of all visitors to the Boston Nature Center
  • Plan, prepare, and lead activities and programs including school field trips, public programs, green building tours, birthday parties, group programs and other community outreach

o   materials, past lessons, and support will be provided

  • Maintain an organized work environment and participate in daily cleaning tasks
  • Participate in training activities
  • Assume additional related duties as requested

Essential Functions: Applicants must be able to:

  • Visually identify safety issues related to program function
  • Monitor your group in all types of indoor and outdoor environments (forest, field, swamp, pond) and listen for key safety concerns and alerts
  • Appropriately and skillfully communicate with Boston Nature Center visitors and staff
  • Lift 40 pounds and competently and comfortably navigate all areas of the Boston Nature Center by foot

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a BA/BS or working towards one, preferable in environmental education, environmental studies, biology, or earth science.
  • Be familiar with inquiry-based learning; previous teaching experience preferred
  • Be able to develop curricula aligned to city and state standards
  • Be skilled in verbal and written communication
  • Be able to work both cooperatively and independently
  • Possess a commitment to fostering and celebrating all types of diversity and be able to accommodate intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) desirable
  • Have current CPR/First Aid certifications
  • Favorable completion of both the Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information (expanded CORI and SORI) according to Mass Audubon’s guidelines. A private firm performs background checks on any out-of-state residents.
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Erin Kelly at

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