Mercer Slough Early Childhood Educator

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Science Education: Teach early learning programs at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, including Polliwog Preschool, Tadpole Tots program and seasonal camp programs; assist with other outreach and on-site programming as needed; model effective teaching skills and techniques; communicate effectively and positively with preschool families, mentor peer education staff, and assist mercer Slough Early Childhood Education Coordinator with development, implementation and administration of Mercer Slough early learning programs.
  • Staff training and support:  Work with Mercer Slough Early Childhood Education Coordinator to ensure ongoing training, development and support systems are in place for PreK education staff. 
  • Customer Service:  Ensure excellent customer service by working closely with City of Bellevue partners, participant families and community leaders; interact appropriately with students and projects a professional, positive and enthusiastic image of Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. 
  • Program Operations and Asset Management:  Communicate with internal and external entities to discuss logistics of programs and maintain timely written and oral communication. 
  • Safety: Contribute to the safety of Pacific Science Center staff and program participants by exercising good judgment, following safety procedures and alerting others of problems when necessary. 
  • Other duties as assigned including alternative service.


  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, environmental science, education or related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Experience working with preschool students and families in a formal and/or informal education setting.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Google Documents
  • 1-3 years of experience teaching in an experiential, nature-based setting desired.

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