• Part-Time Teacher Naturalist

    Job Locations
    US-MD-Easton
    Type
    Regular, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Teaching
    ID
    2019-4168
    City
    Easton
    State/Province
    MD
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


     

    Position Summary

    Pickering Creek is located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Center's 410 acres are a microcosm of Maryland's Eastern Shore. We seek an enthusiastic individual that is willing to inspire others about the natural world and take conservation action.

     

    Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks three part-time Teacher Naturalists to assist in growing our successful environmental education programs. The Teacher Naturalists will serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Education Manager; and work with additional center and state staff. They will maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups. 

     

    This is a part-time position with hours varying seasonally, with 15-25 weekly hours likely during our busiest field seasons, September through November and March through May and 0-15 weekly hours likely December through February and June through August.

    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions –

    • Lead field-based environmental education school programs on Pickering Creek’s 410-acre site including hiking, birding, ponding, fishing, seining, planting and leading games for elementary, middle and high school students
    • Teach environmental lessons in local schools, pre-K through 12th grade
    • Prepare and lead public, community and volunteer programs for families, adults and youth
    • Prepare and maintain education program materials
    • 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
    • Provide care for program animals including feeding and animal tank maintenance
    • Assist with the care of buildings and grounds

    Qualifications and Experience

    Qualifications and Experience –

    • Must have or currently be pursuing undergraduate degree in biology, education, environmental education, environmental science or a related field
    • Must have at least one year of experience working with children and adults in an educational setting
    • Must enjoy working with others and children of all ages in an outdoor setting
    • Demonstrated ability to teach in an active and physical environment
    • Knowledge and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and habitats
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Professional, friendly manner; self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Some level of Spanish proficiency a plus

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