Part Time Early Childhood Environmental Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, June 30, 2017, 11:30pm


Cornwall, NY
United States

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Job Description:


  • Experience working in customer service related fields; a degree in Environmental Science, Education, or related Natural Sciences is a plus
  • Experience working with pre-school aged children is preferred but not necessary
  • Must be a team player with creativity, imagination, and energy
  • Must have good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Must possess a strong interest and enthusiasm about the environment and a desire to share that appreciation of nature with children and families
  • Physically able to engage with children in the outdoors; some physical work required
  • Must be available at least one weekend day a month to be considered for this position.


  • Facilitate Nature Play in Grasshopper Grove:
  • Help children to get started engaging in creative outdoor play
  • Communicate nature play philosophy to visitors through informal discussion and by sharing literature
  • Set up and clean up nature play elements (brushes, shovels, scarves, toys)
  • Oversee conditions of play area to maintain safety
  •  When Visitors Center is not staffed, greet general visitors to the Outdoor Discovery Center.

Grasshopper Birthday Parties (outdoor):

  • Coordinate party details with families who have booked parties
  • Prepare and set up party materials, and assist family upon their arrival
  • Collect a local insect or reptile from pond or trail on-site for a short presentation to children at the party
  • Assist in party clean-up

Visitor Center:

  • Collect entrance fees for Grasshopper Grove and money from gift shop sales
  • Orient visitors with Outdoor Discovery Center and rules of the nature play area

Hourly Wage:

Position carries a wage consistent with the staffing of a non-profit organization and commensurate with experience and skills.

How to Apply:

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to the Kristen O’Hara at  No calls please.