Position Title: Environmental Educator

Reports To: Director of Education

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting, teaching and planning of classes, which fulfill the Nature Center’s mission, for schools, scouts, and civic organizations, as well as programs sponsored by the Nature Center.

This position is a flexible, hourly position.  Hours can vary greatly depending on class schedule.  May require weekends, evenings and overnights.

Primary Relationships

The position reports to the Director of Education.

Within the organization this position works primarily with the Director of Education and other educators.  Outside the organization this position fosters good will with program participants, schools and civic organizations.

Principle Accountabilities


Assist and teach school, scout and civic organization programs, both on and off-site.
Teach birthday parties.
Assist in program planning and preparation of needed supplies.


Assist with special programs and events (Mushroom Fest, Spooky Nature Trail, Earth Week etc.)
Assist with other duties and special projects as requested by the Education Director
Teach Summer Camp, unless otherwise arranged with the Summer Camp Manager and Education Director



Bachelor’s Degree (Environmental Education or Natural History degree preferred).
Experience working with children.
Knowledge in the field of natural history.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Impeccable personal and public relations skills.
Ability to work with a variety of people and ages.
Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
Experience and comfort working with live animals.
Valid driver’s license, ability to drive to programs and use own vehicle if necessary.
Send cover letter and resume to Molly Check, education director, at [email protected] or fax to 860-536-2983. No calls please.