Job Opportunity: Teacher Naturalist – Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Audubon LogoTeacher Naturalist
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Location:
Tiburon, California
Website: http://richardsonbay.audubon.org

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, CA, is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for teaching young children about the wonders of nature and environmental science.

Summer Audubon Adventures consists of one week of staff training and ten weeklong sessions for children ages 4-9. Within the ten camp weeks are three weeks of Expedition Camp for grades 4-6 and two weeks of On the Fly camp for grades 4-6. Staff also mentor teens in our Audubon Youth Leaders program. Time commitment is 11 weeks:  June 2 – August 15.

Essential Functions:
Lead Summer Teacher Naturalist responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and implementing camp curriculum and coordinating camp projects
  • Preparing materials for camp and clean up materials after use
  • Supervising volunteers, Assistant Summer Teacher Naturalists, and Audubon Youth Leaders
  • Leading camp activities in a safe and engaging manner
  • Developing conservation and restoration activities for camp participants
  • Keeping a log of curriculum and your Teacher Naturalist experience to share at weekly staff meetings
  • Additional duties that contribute to the success of a non-profit

Additional Functions:

  • Take out the trash and recycling from classrooms each week
  • Participate in sanctuary management including trail work and beach cleanup, as appropriate
  • Stock kitchen and bathroom supplies as used during camp
  • Additional functions as directed by supervisor

Qualifications: (e.g., education, training, experience, licenses and skills)

  • Skilled in creating a safe, warm and welcoming atmosphere to awaken children’s curiosity for and enjoyment of nature
  • Able to interact well with children, teens and adults, especially parents
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience teaching children
  • Ability to plan and conduct nature-themed lesson plans/activities for children
  • Reliable, self-motivated, emotionally mature, creative and team player
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Interest in local natural history and the outdoor environment
  • Committed to the entire summer
  • Willing to work outdoors in any weather as necessary
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification required

Physical Requirements: (e.g., lifting, reaching, climb, push/pull, etc.)
Willing and able to play outdoors for extended periods of time with children. Occasional heavy lifting/carrying.

Salary $13-$15/hr, depending on experience, 40 hours per week. All applications must include a cover letter and be submitted online at http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center. You may also send a resume AND cover letter to carndt@audubon.org.

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