Outdoor Educator/ Naturalist

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Oyster Bay, NY
United States

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Naturalist Job Position:

The WFC is looking to hire outdoor educators to help with the education programs we offer throughout the year. We are a non for profit organization that reaches out to over 5000 students each year and offers education programs for K-12 grades and also public education programs. We also collaborate with other local organizations for after school programs, outreach programs, and festivals.


  • Teach hands-on, indoor/outdoor, marine ecology/biology – lessons to grades K-12 for one day and multi day programs.
  • Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources.
  • Participate in staff training and staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Participate in other program-related events and functions.
  • Contribute ideas for continual development of programs and to strengthen our teaching team.
  • Take part in routine tasks of aquarium work, helping other staff members within the organization, cleaning and upkeep of program spaces and classrooms.
  • Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills.


  • Knowledge of ecological concepts, marine biology and natural history (degree in related field preferred)
  • Motivation to work with children in a high energy, outdoor setting.
  • Experiential education experience with youth, preferably in an outdoor, setting.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR preferred.
  • Ability to be in an active, outdoor environment, in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Professional appearance and attitude


How to Apply:

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for 3 references to Cameron at thewaterfrontcenter.org or call 516-922-7245 ex 24