Tin Mountain strives to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which to learn about and explore the natural world. Our doors and our lands are open and available to everyone who wants to participate. Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff, board of trustees, and members are united in our passion for environmental conservation, education, and research as well as our mutual trust and respect for each other and the world in which we live.
Tin Mountain is seeking a Teacher/Naturalist to join our growing organization. This is a full-time, benefited position, expected Monday-Friday work schedule with occasional night and weekend work as needed. The position reports to and works closely with the Education Director and HS Programs Manager to develop, prepare, and execute high quality environmental education programs for our increasing demand of school programs serving students K-12. Emphasis will be in middle and high school programming. Summer responsibilities include teaching camps and assisting with events/outreach.
- Develop and implement grade appropriate standards-based lessons for middle and high school students in the classroom and outdoors.
- Represent TMCC’s organizational mission when interacting with the public and school groups.
- Assist HS Program Manager and Education Director with program logistics and preparation, including pre-visit communication, development of props and materials, facility maintenance, and curriculum development.
- Prepare and maintain school program curriculum materials and teaching supplies.
- Lead year-round youth and family programs.
- Teaching and Assisting with Summer Day and Explorer Camps
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field. At least 1 year experience in environmental education/outdoor education or in a traditional classroom setting, preferably at the middle and/or high school level.
- Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and travel over uneven terrain.
- Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Valid driver’s license and personal transportation.
- Criminal History background checks will be required.
- Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.
To apply, send a resume with references to email@example.com by Monday August 15th.
Interns are an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center’s operation and have an opportunity to work with all ages, and with a variety of groups, including schools and the general public. Interns are involved in general Nature Center operations including weekend festivals and events, curriculum and program development, and writing articles for the newsletter. Tin Mountain’s best interns have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary.