Field Teacher / Naturalist, W. Alton Jones

December 18, 2017

University of Rhode Island’s W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center is hiring a Field Teacher / Naturalist!

Job Description:

Duties: Plan, teach, and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Geology, Social Science (living history, archaeology, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8.  Evening duties required (two to four nights per week). Help create a supportive community for students, visiting teachers, administrators, parents, and other staff, help with non-teaching resource projects on a rotating basis, help with limited kitchen duties, and participate in trail and grounds maintenance.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in environmental education, education, science, or a related field and prior experience teaching children and/or leading outdoor environmental education programs required. 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.  The start date is February 12, 2018.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center  E-mail: altonjones@uri.edu

Deadline to Apply:

Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:00pm