Job Opportunities

Paid Part-time and Volunteer Opportunities for Teachers

Do you have time during the week? Do you want to teach outdoors and share your love of nature with children? Part-time, paid Teacher Naturalist positions are open year-round to teach programs to school students, scouts, children and adults. Volunteer Guide program instructors are needed to teach school programs at all Delaware Nature Society sites. Scheduling is very flexible and can include weekdays or weekends, daytime or evenings. Training is provided.

Job description: Teacher Naturalist: Part-Time Environmental Education Instructor

Apply for job or volunteer

Send cover letter, resume and three references to:
Delaware Nature Society
Attn: Glynne Nagle
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
Or email

Delaware Nature Society seeks part-time instructors to lead environmental education programs for children and adults from schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community and recreation centers, faith-based groups, professional organizations, and others as well as individual adults, children and families. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays or weekends, and daytime or evening hours. Training is provided.


Teacher Naturalists are eligible to work at any or all of the following Delaware Nature Society locations

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach environmental, farm-based, and cultural education programs
  • Assist with program preparation and clean-up and with care and handling of program materials and equipment
  • Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops
  • Promote Delaware Nature Society mission, goals, activities, events and membership
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Natural sciences knowledge
  • Outdoor recreation skills and experience (canoeing/kayaking, hiking, camping)
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of DNS

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