Field Teacher/Naturalist

Job Description

 Plan and teach outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Social Science (living history, archeology, farm life, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, town meeting, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8.  Evening duties required (two to four nights per week).  Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, education, science, or a related field, prior experience teaching children and/or leading outdoor environmental education programs preferred. Certifications in First Aid and CPR are required by the starting date. Experience with song leading, story telling, and/or addressing large groups is a plus.

Job Availability: 

Dates of Employment: Fall Season: August 27 to December 14.  Spring Season: February 11 to June 7. Closing Date: When filled.  Pay: $65 per day (325/week; $350/week for certified teacher), private room (including breaks), housing with wireless internet,  dining hall meals when students are in residence, some staff house food supplies, and free laundry room. 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817, (401) 874-8141. E-mail preffered: [email protected] 

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
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Job Location: 
University of Rhode Island, W. Alton Jones Campus, West Greenwich, RI
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
Fall: August 27, 2018; Spring: February 11, 2019

Job Details

Job Details: 
Environmental Education Program/Center
Outdoor Education Center
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