Head Naturalist (Enrichment Teacher)

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:00pm


Chico, CA
United States

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Job Description:

The Head Naturalist will work with existing field trip curriculum to develop new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned curriculum for children grades K – 6 for field trips that range from hikes to creek investigations to meeting the living animals of the Nature Center.  The Head Naturalist will train new staff in field trip curriculum.  In addition, the Head Naturalist will lead field trips and enhance field trip information by providing a nurturing environment and facilitating unique opportunities for participants to learn and grow in a safe and fun environment.  The Head Naturalist will also organize and lead science based hikes for the community in Bidwell Park. 

Employment Dates: 

Targeted start date is October 1, 2016


Regularly 10 hours per week on a year round basis with availability between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Hours will be greater during weeks with scheduled field trips. 

The position is also limited to a maximum of 28 hours per week and less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year. 

Applicants who are available to work Monday through Friday will be considered first. 

We are looking for applicants who enjoy and have experience working with children, and families, as well as experience with training new staff.  Applicants should have a strong background in the natural sciences. Local ecological and geological knowledge and the ability to multitask are pluses.  Applicants must be able to work in partnership with classroom teachers and the Nature Center Director to ensure a productive learning environment that supports the well-being of families and children in classes of up to 35.

*All communication regarding this position will be via email the applicant provides on the CalOpps application.  If you have been selected for an interview, our plan is to email you by September 19th.