Early Childhood Teacher Naturalist

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Billings, MT
United States

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Position Duties:

  • Supervision and instruction of groups of up to 12 youth, ages 2-5, in the outdoors and in the classroom
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for all program participants, including awareness of physical abilities, environmental hazards, and group dynamics.
  • Assistance with program registration, processing of payment and other administrative duties related to education programs
  • Development and/or adaptation of early childhood curriculum and programming for day, week, month, and year-long program sessions
  • Progress evaluation of students, including in academic and non-academic areas
  • Coordination and communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Communication with the general public about Center programs and mission
  • Maintain a quality program, including regular evaluations of both successes and failures in programming, approach, equipment, or other aspects, and enhance or adapt as necessary


  • Comfort leading and teaching youth ages 2-5 in outdoor settings, including emphasis on risk management and other executive functions, and learning that emerges from play
  • Experience in Montessori, Interest-led Flow Learning, Reggio, Inquiry Learning, Place-based, or similar educational pedagogies.

Ability to:

  • Engage in outdoor activity and supervise others in a variety of weather conditions
  • Walk for long distances, crouch, lift up to 50#, and wrangle small children unaided
  • Interest and/or specific knowledge of natural history subjects, particularly in the local area.
  • Responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic.
  • Team-oriented approach as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently

Position details:

Hours vary, depending on program registration, expected 15-20 average / week
Supervised by Preschool program lead

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Carolyn Sevier, Center Director, csevier@mtaudubon.org. For questions, contact Carolyn via e-mail or at 406-294-5099.