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The Environmental Educator will also be responsible for creating and overseeing all self-guided educational components of the nature center, for the compiling of weather station data on a monthly basis, and for aiding our Camp Director with compiling summer camp forms and information. The Environmental Educator will work with the Assistant Director of Education to create our seasonal Home School programs and will be responsible for registration and records for these programs. This position will also be aiding in the teaching and development of our after school programs, scout offerings and public programming and will serve as a full member of the Environmental Education team.
Specifically, the Environmental Educator (Full-Time) will
- Teach educational programs for predominantly preK-5th grade students on a variety of natural history, astronomy, and farm-based topics, both onsite and as a part of SMNC in the Schools, including live animal programs.
- Teach after school programs on natural history/farm/science topics, both onsite and as a part of SMNC in the Schools and keep curriculum records on these programs
- Teach scout and public programs, including but not limited to Vacation Break Out Days, Vacation Drop Off Days, Take a Hike Week, and Outdoor Adventurers programs.
- Work with our Full Day Summer Camp which will include being responsible for camper health forms, parent communication, curriculum, and materials, and aiding our Summer Camp Director w/ forms and registration.
- Staff and support SM&NC special event weekends, such as Harvest Festival and Spring on the Farm
- Compile and submit SMNC weather station data to NOAA on a monthly basis
- Manage and maintain self-guided public offerings including letterbox trails, Explorer’s backpacks, and Farm Field guides; maintain and update Overbrook outdoor display boards and signs
- Work with Environmental Education department to develop and strengthen school, after school, scout and public programs that make use of SM&NC resources, including the farm, organic garden, forest and wetland habitats, and collections, and that tie to curriculum standards and goals
- Help to ensure that programs promote responsible environmental education and support SM&NC mission
- Aid in care and feeding of reptile, mammal, amphibian, and invertebrate teaching animals
- Provide interpretation and animal care in our Heckscher WILD! live animal exhibit;
- Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications & Essential Skills
- Minimum of two years relevant, professional related experience.
- Minimum B.S. in biology, environmental science, education or related field.
- Must possess a maturity to have professional, respectful demeanor with Board, major donors, and other key business contacts acting with discretion and a keen understanding of confidentiality.
- The position requires excellent communications skills, oral and written, as well as the ability to multitask and think creatively on program development and implementation.
- Able to lift 50 lbs., bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
- Interest in variety of natural history, farm, and/or physical science topics
- Experience handling, caring for, and teaching with a variety of animals including reptiles, birds, and mammals or willingness to learn
- Excellent interactions with the public and use of exhibits and components as a teaching tool
- Excellent Internet and research skills.
- Must be well-organized and detail-diligent with ability to perform your own administrative work
How to Apply:
Compensation: Competitive, depending on experience
Send letter, resume and 3 references to (e-mail preferred):
Human Resources -- Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903