The primary purpose of this position is to deliver a nature-focused, STEM-driven curriculum designed to meet PA science, technology and environment and ecology standards to preK- 8th grade students, both through visits to the nature center and through outreach visits to schools. The instructional setting is primarily outdoors, and program delivery occurs at Asbury Woods and sometimes in traditional classrooms. This position also delivers a portion of the summer programming at Asbury Woods. As part of the Education team this position assists daily animal care of exhibit animals. This is a full year position: 25 – 30 hours/week (August – beginning of June) and reduced hours in mid-June – mid August.
- A college degree is required (completed or in progress). Preferred degrees include: environmental science, biology, geosciences, natural sciences, earth and space science, education, special education, early childhood education or closely related fields.
- Some informal or formal teaching experience is preferred with children preK – 8th grade,
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.
- Must possess or be willing to obtain current clearances required by PA law and an FBI background check for a position that requires direct contact with children.
- A teaching certification is not required for this position, but pre-K through 8th grade certification(s) in related fields is a plus.
- Interest in teaching elementary, middle school and/or early childhood populations.
- Teaching and program delivery in outdoor conditions and in traditional and non-traditional classrooms.
- Handling animals as part of the instruction and assisting with their care during the week.
- Assisting with daily preparation for student activities, including classroom set up and clean up.
- Maintaining classroom supplies, equipment and instructional resources.
- Planning for student safety during outdoor activities and maintaining student safety while at Asbury Woods.
- Assisting with the implementation of updated lesson plans and integrating new instructional strategies as they are developed and added to the curriculum.
- Delivery of summer programming, based on organizational needs and the selected candidate’s skill-set. Summer programming activities may include, preK Camp, middle school camp, art camp, nature camp and/or extended care.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Programs or the Executive Director.
To apply for the environmental education position, please email a cover letter and resume and contact information for 3 references to Kelley Lang at email@example.com. Only submissions received electronically will be considered.