Seasonal Outdoor Educator

Job Locations
US-FL-Naples
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2022-4945
City
Naples
State/Province
FL

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Our Seasonal Outdoor Educator will plan and deliver our pilot children’s summer camp for ages 6-10 in week-long sessions throughout the summer months at the Sanctuary. The Seasonal Outdoor Educator will also lead and support outdoor education and nature interpretation programs on-site for other Sanctuary visitors of all ages, as required. This position is classified as full-time, seasonal from approximately late May to August 31st. Additional part-time hours may be available after August 31st.

Essential Functions

  • Research, plan, deliver and evaluate positive, interactive and engaging nature and environmental education based outdoor/indoor summer camp sessions for children aged 6-10 years old
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate outdoor education and nature interpretation programs at the Sanctuary for visitors of all ages
  • Create a meaningful experience for program participants, while teaching an appreciation and respect for the natural environment
  • Ensure daily safety and well-being for program participants, as well as cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining of assigned areas and Sanctuary property
  • Interact professionally and positively with co-workers, program participants, parents and Sanctuary visitors
  • Maintain and enhance existing activities/curricula, including the upkeep of program materials and resources
  • Serve as a role model naturalist and environmental steward to students and community;
  • Interact with the public to provide information about Audubon and Audubon’s mission, answer specific questions from visitors and be a positive ambassador of Audubon
  • Support procurement of supplies and marketing and promotion of programs
  • Attend mandatory staff training as assigned
  • Complete administrative and other duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have completed or be enrolled in a bachelor degree or diploma in the field of education, recreation, environmental studies/science, natural history, geography or other related field
  • Minimum of two semesters/seasons of experience working with children and youth in any setting
  • Skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to create, deliver and evaluate outdoor education lesson plans and activities.
  • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal and group management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat and humidity
  • CPR & First Aid certified or the ability to become certified prior to employment
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, lift up to 25 lbs., and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with people of varying backgrounds
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Background in south Florida natural history is desirable

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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