Job: Teacher Naturalist

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Please send completed application, cover letter,
resume and three references to:
Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
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Teacher Naturalists may work at any or all of the following primary Delaware Nature Society locations in addition to other regional preserves and locations not listed below.

General Description

Teacher Naturalists assist in delivery of environmental, agricultural and cultural education lessons for children, adults and families from schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, community and recreation centers, faith-based groups, professional organizations, other groups, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, overnights and extended days, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays, weekends, daytime or evening hours throughout the year. There is no minimum hour requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Training is provided.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach environmental, farm-based agro-ecology, and cultural/historical education lessons
  • 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’s mission, goals, activities, events and membership
minimum 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 the site