Seasonal Educator

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Gibbon, NE, United States

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30+ days ago

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:
This position will work with the Education Manager to develop and implement Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary crane season and summer programs. During the months of March and April, all programming will focus around the Sandhill Crane migration. Programming includes field trips, crane viewing experiences, and Crane Behavior Basics class. Summer time programming includes multi-day summer camps, field trips, and family programs.

  • $16.00 to $19.00/hour
Essential Functions:
  • Work collaboratively with education staff to ensure excellence and maintain continuous improvement in programming.
  • Implement and lead environmental education and outdoor recreation programs for families, adults, and children at Rowe Sanctuary to include all aspects of programming, planning, creating lesson plans, set up and clean up, evaluation, and follow up
  • Teach and present ideas effectively both orally and in written form.
  • Work with all ages and abilities.
  • Organize and manage many different tasks on a day-to-day basis.
  • Work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Work odd hours.
  • CPR and 1st Aid Certification are highly recommended.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in education, natural sciences or similar program of study preferred. Experience in conducting education programs in nature settings desired.
  • Individuals must have:
o An interest in conservation-focused programming.
o A desire to work with children in outdoor settings and share his/her knowledge and enthusiasm about the natural world.
o A positive attitude and strong work ethic.
o A familiarity with learning theory, current education initiatives and ecological principals.
o Age and ability appropriate teaching skills.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have knowledge of how to use a computer, calculator, copy machines, telephone, etc.
  • Must be able to transport, push/pull up to 50 pounds and be willing to work outdoors on all weather conditions.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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