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Teacher Naturalist Posted Feb 10
New England Wild Flower Society , Framingham, MA
 
Position Summary
New England Wild Flower Society is looking for capable, organized, patient, and enthusiastic educators to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the botanical and natural world in school programs at Garden in the Woods focused on plant life, habitats, and weather and climate.

Responsibilities
• Lead school programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during April, May, June, September, and October
• Participate in five spring training sessions from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays March 28, April 4, and April 11, and Thursdays March 30 and April 6
• Learn and deliver the school program curriculum creatively, energetically, and skillfully to groups of approximately 10 students
• Protect the physical and emotional welfare of all students
• Monitor your group in all types of outdoor environments and listen for key safety concerns and alerts
• Appropriately and skillfully communicate with other Teacher Naturalists, the Public Programs Coordinator, and the Public Programs Director
• Assume additional related duties as requested


Qualifications
The successful candidate will:
• Be available to work 1.5 hour shifts, as needed, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 days a week (preferably 3) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during April, May, June, September, and October
• Have BA or BS or working toward one, preferably in education, environmental studies, environmental science, botany, conservation, natural resources, biology, or earth science
• Have previous experience as an educator, preferably with ages 4-10, plus familiarity with inquiry-based learning
• Be able to deliver curricula aligned with state standards
• Be creative and engaging and able to adapt the curriculum to engage students as necessary
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills, and ability to work cooperatively and independently
• Be flexible, dependable, responsible, and organized
• Have demonstrated ability to promote, embrace, and respect ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity and to accommodate physical and intellectual disabilities
• Pass a criminal background check (e.g., CORI)
• Be able to lift 30 pounds and lead walks on trails
• Have a valid driver’s license and the ability to learn to drive a golf cart

Compensation
Rate of Pay: $14 per hour
Training Stipend: $75
Job Type: consultant

Important Dates
• Applications will be accepted until February 27, 2017
• Interviews will take place from February 27 to March 10, 2017
• Training begins March 28, 2017
• School programs begin April 17, 2017

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three job references (with contact information). Please include your full name in the file name of each document.

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