Nature Preschool Teacher

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Billings, MT
United States

Website:

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Job Category:

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Job Type:

Part-time

Job Description:

The Montana Audubon Center in Billings, Montana is looking for a part-time educator to work in its Fledglings Nature Preschool. Our preschool uses emergent-curriculum principles and the students spend 80% of their time outdoors at the Center, which is in an upper riparian area near the Yellowstone River. Class size is limited to 8 students and classes are 1/2 days for two or three days/week. Position is for the 2019-2020 school year but may be extended and/or combined with work in other program areas.

Position Duties:

  • Supervision and instruction of groups of up to 12 youth, ages 2-5, in the outdoors and in the classroom.  
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for all program participants, including awareness of physical abilities, environmental hazards, and group dynamics.  
  • Assistance with program registration, processing of payment and other administrative duties related to education programs.  
  • Development and/or adaptation of early childhood curriculum and programming for day, week, month, and year-long program sessions.  
  • Progress evaluation of students, including academic and non-academic areas.  
  • Coordination and communication with parents/guardians of program participants.  
  • Communication with the general public about Center programs and mission.
  • Maintain a quality program, including regular evaluations of both successes and failures in programming, approach, equipment, or other aspects, and enhance or adapt as necessary.

Qualifications: 

  • Comfort leading and teaching youth ages 2-5 in outdoor settings, including emphasis on risk management and other executive functions, and learning that emerges from play.  
  • Experience in Montessori, Interest-led Flow Learning, Reggio, Inquiry Learning, Place-based, emergent curriculum, or similar educational pedagogies.  

Ability to:

  • Engage in outdoor activity and supervise others in a variety of weather conditions
  • Walk for long distances, crouch, lift up to 50 pounds, and wrangle small children unaided  
  • Interest and/or specific knowledge of natural history subjects, particularly in the local area.  
  • Responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic.  
  • Team-oriented approach as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently.

Wages start at $10/hr.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Carolyn Sevier, Center Director, csevier@mtaudubon.org

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

Wages start at $10/hr.

Contact Name:

Carolyn Sevier

Contact Email:

csevier@mtaudubon.org