Per Diem Environmental Educator, Frosty Drew Nature Center

February 13, 2018

Job Title: Per Diem Environmental Educator for After School Programs
Organization:  Frosty Drew Nature Center
Location: 62 Park Lane, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI 02813
Salary: $15/hour – $20/hour
Start Date: March 2018
Part Time

Job Description

Scope of Work:

  • Plans and develops “hands-on, minds-on” environmental educational programs for elementary and middle school students.
  • Development and implementation of after-school environmental education programs that take place at schools in southern Rhode Island, Monday through Thursday in late afternoons. Provide content and structure of 6-week enrichment programs that run approximately 60 minutes. Responsible for planning, leading, and implementing experiences for elementary and middle school children in a small group setting at the schools.
  • Supervise as many as 15 students.

Background Needed:

  • Possesses knowledge of natural science subjects
  • Experience in environmental education
  • Experience in teaching children (background check required)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create programs so that the structure and activities of 6-week programs are arranged in advance and nature-based topics are implemented. As part of the program, guided play is encouraged through active exploration, discovery, and curiosity.
  • Plan activities that give children the opportunity to participate in activities that are recreational, educational and nature-based.
  • Facilitate activities that give children a sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering techniques and completing projects in a fun and engaging way.
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in activities.
  • Enrichment activities consist of science, nature studies, and environmental education, along with creative arts, and arts and crafts in classroom space and/or outdoors in schoolyard.
  • Develop age appropriate activities that keep children active and help them develop skills, teamwork and positive engagement.
  • Works with Nature Center director, program assistant and other environmental educators, maintaining good communication.
  • Communicates with on-site school staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Monitor the health and safety of all program participants.
  • Model positive program participation and appropriate interaction with children.
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in daily activities.

Compensation: $15/hour for program development; $20/hour for program implementation, including additional time before and after each program for set-up & clean up. No additional benefits or travel reimbursement are offered at this time. Please note that the number of hours per week varies.

How to Apply

Interested persons should respond with a resume, cover letter, and 3 references by COB on Feb. 20, 2018. Please email PDFs to: OR mail to: Frosty Drew Nature Center Director, PO Box 160, Charlestown, RI 02813