Weekend Naturalist Educator



Westport, CT
United States



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Job Description:

This role is part of a cohesive team that cares for our animals and nature sanctuary while providing experiential nature education to children and adults through organized programs and visitor experiences. This is a part time position with working hours from Thursday through Sunday. The person in this role should have a love for animals and be experienced in their care, and be skilled at presenting programs to children.

Organization Background:

Earthplace is a center for nature discovery and environmental learning whose purpose is to build passion and respect for the natural world. Our programs blend science, nature conservation, and education into pathways for experiencing and learning. For young children we use discovery and fun to build awareness and connection to the outdoors. For school age youth we promote learning through science and understanding the role humans play in our ecosystems. For all ages we encourage individual growth and
actions that can lead to a more sustainable community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for in-bound and out-bound school nature education programs including content development, program presentations, and planning
  • Shared planning and execution of Nature Enrichment after-school programs
  • Responsibility for plan and design Exhibits
  • Adult development and execution
  • Shared responsibility for public programs including Story Times, birthday parties, and family events
  • Volunteer supervision
  • Oversight of the Collections room including specimen permitting
  • Shared responsibility for creating social media posts for marketing.
  • Share responsibilities for naturalist calls from the public and participation at public events
  • Other duties as required
  • Back-up responsibilities for animal care as needed.


  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or related field preferred
  • Work experience: Three years in a naturalist role either paid or volunteer

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How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@earthplace.org