Seasonal Environmental Educator - 10mo.

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00am



New Paltz, NY
United States

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Job Description:

The essential responsibilities include:

  • learning and teaching the field study and outreach curricula, policies of the Mohonk Preserve, and its philosophy of Environmental Education;
  • leading six weeks of summer camps outdoors while teaching environmental education;
  • general support of the Education department;
  • A commitment to the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is required.

The successful candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education or related field;
  • experience in outdoor and/or environmental education;
  • a strong knowledge base of the natural and cultural history of the region;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with staff, volunteers, children, teachers and the public in general;
  • driver’s license and a vehicle;

There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.Must be able to hike up to 5 miles with some elevation gain while carrying program equipment.

Excellent work environment with a staff of dedicated conservationists and a supportive team of professional environmental educators.

Salary of $14-15/hour commensurate with experience for teaching education programs; plus stipend for summer camps averaging $17.50/hour. Housing is provided during employment duration from March 1 to Dec. 31 with the option to rent in Jan. and Feb. at $400/mo.

How to Apply:

Only hard copy resumes will be accepted, with cover letter and 3 references. 

Please submit by February 15, 2017 to:

Director of Education, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561