Field Teacher

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Mass Audubon

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Worcester, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

Location: * Worcester, MA*
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position
We are seeking enthusiastic Field Teachers (FT’s) to join the team at Mass Audubon Central Sanctuaries. Teaching opportunities are available at both Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester and Wachusett Meadow in Princeton, MA. FT’s conduct programs for a variety of ages from preschool to adults. Candidates should be comfortable leading and teaching groups in an outdoors setting in all manner of weather, including rain, wind and snow. This is a seasonal part-time position and successful applicants will create their own schedule from available programs. Programs are typically conducted during the school day, occasional afternoon and weekend opportunities may exist.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach educational programs to youth (prek-12), adults and families, with an emphasis on school-aged programs;
  • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for program participants in both indoor and outdoor settings;
  • Support a curriculum that reflects the needs of program participants and the mission of Mass Audubon, including using outdoor settings whenever possible;
  • Opportunity to develop curriculum on an as needed basis;
  • Be comfortable and prepared to lead programs in any weather, including sun, rain, snow, heat and cold;
  • Attend occasional (biweekly or monthly) staff meetings;
  • Ensure that program participants follow Mass Audubon COVID guidelines onsite, including masks and physical distancing.

Qualifications
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
Must Have’s:

  • Diverse background in nature or natural history;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently;
  • Dedicated to promoting and respecting diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities;
  • Commitment to helping others develop an understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it;
  • Able to move over uneven surfaces;
  • Able to lift 30 pounds.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Background or experience with life or physical sciences, formal or informal.

Compensation & Benefits
This position’s salary range is $15 - $17/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information
Other Requirements:
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Carlin, Asststant Sanctuary Director
lcarlin@massaudubon.org

Job# 3638

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour