Education Specalist (Environmental Educator)

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island seeks a high energy, experienced environmental educator for a full-time role. This position entails teaching the Society’s environmental education programs to a broad spectrum of audiences at various Audubon wildlife refuges including the Environmental Education Center, schools and other community organizations. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Education.

• Present and teach programs on natural history and environmental topics in a wide variety of settings such as classrooms, Audubon wildlife refuges, afterschool, libraries, etc.
• Design innovative curriculum for classroom, field use, after school, and summer enrichment that align with state educational standards.
• Assist with and lead teacher professional development workshops.
• Work with animals used in education programs and assist with feeding/care (reptiles, amphibians, raptors, arthropods).
• Assist with overall Audubon Society of Rhode Island events and programs.
• Answer questions regarding natural history and environmental topics as needed.
• Serve as a representative of and a liaison for, the Society within the education community.
• Remain informed about current natural history, environmental issues, and keep up to date on current educational theories and practices pertaining to environmental and science education.
• Maintain props, specimens and resource materials.
• Miscellaneous other duties as may be assigned by direct supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
• Requires a Bachelors degree in one of the natural sciences or education.
• Experience working with children – a variety of ages and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability and willingness to work outdoors despite extremely sunny, hot or rainy conditions.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
• Able to work in teams as well as independently.
• Must be physically capable of walking several miles, and able to lift up to 35 pounds.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
• Must be outgoing with a good sense of humor.
• Windows and Mac computer literate.
• Candidates should have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
• Hold or be able to acquire First Aid and CPR certification.
• Must undergo and pass a background check upon hire.

Interested and qualified individuals should forward their cover letter and resume to: Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809, or email Submission deadline November 15, 2013.

Bristol, Rhode Island
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Kristen Swanberg
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
United States