Seasonal Naturalist

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Leesburg, VA
United States

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As Seasonal Naturalist  is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, VA . 

Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11)
Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Must pass FBI and State of Virginia Background Check

Desired Qualities
Experience with natural history of Virginia
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Experience handling live animals
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills

General Schedule

This is a contract position. Seasonal naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week .Flexible and seasonal scheduling may average 2-15 hours/week in the Spring and Fall; 5 hours/month in the Winter.  Programs may take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment.


$40 for a 2 hr program , $30 for a 1 hour program(pay is per program and includes prep time and clean up time after the program). This position does not offer additional benefits.



How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Susanne Ortmann at Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.