The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is looking for qualified and dependable environmental educators for year-round per-diem positions. These positions require teaching programs at various Audubon wildlife refuges including the Environmental Education Center, schools and other community organizations. Hours may vary and are flexible but qualified candidates must be available to work at least three days a week (Monday â€“ Friday).
Responsibilities for all positions:
â€¢ Teach environmental education programs in all settings (classrooms, Audubon refuges, city parks, etc.)
â€¢ Answer questions regarding natural history and environmental topics as needed.
â€¢ Work with animals used in education programs as necessary (reptiles, amphibians, raptors, arthropods).
â€¢ Serve as a liaison between the education community and the Audubon Society.
â€¢ Remain informed about current natural history and environmental issues.
â€¢ Keep program props, specimens and resource materials in useable shape.
â€¢ Miscellaneous other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
â€¢ Requires a Bachelors degree in one of the natural sciences or education.
â€¢ Experience working with children.
â€¢ Ability and willingness to work outdoors despite extremely sunny, hot or rainy conditions.
â€¢ Excellent communications skills.
â€¢ Able to work in teams as well as independently.
â€¢ Must be physically capable of walking several miles, and able to lift up to 35 pounds.
â€¢ Must be flexible and outgoing with a good sense of humor.
â€¢ Candidates should have reliable transportation.
â€¢ Must be First Aid/CPR certified.
â€¢ A mandatory BCI check is required 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline April 30, 2013.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer