Summer Assistant Teacher Naturalist (Local, PT)
PUDDLESTOMPERS™ Nature Exploration's mission is to connect the youngest naturalists, ages 2- 8 (and their parents and caregivers) to the open spaces in their communities. Based in Newton, MA we serve the Greater Boston area through offering Child/Adult Classes, Drop-off Vacation Programs, Preschool Enrichments, School Programming for Grades K-2nd, and Weekly Summer Programs.
Assistant Teacher Naturalists are responsible for providing general support to the Lead and Hiker Teachers and children during the program. Help to engage children in outdoor exploration through hands-on investigation, active movement, games, songs, stories, and art projects. Provide support to Lead and Hiker teachers by leading children in free play activities and organizing games for children ages 3-6.
This is a part-time position from 8:30am-1:00pm daily, with opportunities for extended day from 1:00-3:00pm. Our primary Summer Locations are: Newton Nahanton Park, Newton Auburndale Cove, and Wellesley Recreation Center. Compensation is $12/hour.
Summer positions have a flexible schedule based on registration. We are looking for teachers who have weekly availability for July 29th - August 30th.
Prior teaching experience with 2-5 year olds and/or K-2nd graders
Experience in outdoor education and/or degree in the natural sciences a plus
Ability to work in an active outdoor environment
Dependable, responsible and organized
Fun-loving, creative and engaging