Environmental Educator

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Saturday, December 17, 2016, 5:00pm


Albuquerque, NM
United States

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Job Description:

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center teaches ecology to every fifth grade student that is enrolled in the Albuquerque Public School System as well as several other public and private schools around the state. The primary responsibility of this position is providing daily ecology field programs to students. These programs include a 2.5 hour hike in the Sandia's and several other hands on, ecology based lessons. This position is also responsible for developing programs, writing curriculum, lesson planning, and daily planning based on weather and student abilities. Scheduling, planning and executing public programs on natural history topics ranging from forest health and  biology to astronomy and geology is also a component of this position. This position is responsible for coordinating outreach trips which includes planning for transportation, meals and lodging for staff and recruiting teachers. This position also serves as a volunteer coordinator, recruiting, training, scheduling and recording hours for the volunteers at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. 

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or University and two (2) years of experience in teaching and working with lesson planning and curriculum design. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling six (6) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements:
Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico after hiring.
Working Conditions:
Primary job performed outdoors, on hiking trails, in wilderness and mountain terrain. Some work is performed in a office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT)and personal computer, phone usage and copy machine. Sitting, squatting, bending and walking long periods of time usually outdoors exposed to all types of weather elements. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.  May be required to drive to other New Mexico counties to teach classes or work on projects while representing the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center.  Must obtain and maintain a Defensive Driving Course Certificate as a condition of continued employment in order to drive the museum's state vehicle

How to Apply:

This is a New Mexico State Government Position and all application materials must be submitted through the NM State Personnel Board using the following job announcement: