Field Teacher/Naturalist

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Duties: Field Teachers/Naturalists will plan, teach, and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Geology, Social Science (living history, archaeology, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8.  Evening duties required (two to four nights per week). Other responsibilities are to help create a supportive community environment for students, visiting teachers, administrators, parents, and other staff, help with non-teaching resource projects on a rotating basis, help with limited kitchen duties, and participate in trail and grounds maintenance. Field Teacher/Naturalists also may have opportunities to lead environmental and outdoor adventure programs with adults, college students, and preschoolers.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, education, science, or a related field, prior experience teaching children and/or leading outdoor environmental education programs preferred. Certifications in First Aid and CPR are required by the starting date. Experience with song leading, story telling, and/or addressing large groups is a plus.

Position Start Date:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817, (401) 874-8200. FAX: (401) 397-3293. E-mail:

Compensation Information:

$250/week ($275/week for certified teacher), private room, housing with wireless internet and cable TV, dining hall meals when students are in residence, some staff house food supplies, and free laundry room.