Environmental Educator (Full-Time/Seasonal)

  • LTE
  • Monona, WI
  • Application deadline: 2021-03-24

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) seeks adaptable, creative, and engaging environmental educators to teach summer camp programs from mid-June through the end of August. ALNC is a non-profit educational organization guided by Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, with a mission to engage and educate current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect, and enjoy the natural world. ALNC serves more than 50,000 children, teachers, members, and families annually through year-round programming that includes school field trips, summer camps, a nature preschool, and public and private events.

ALNC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and serving a more diverse staff and community, and qualified applicants of under-represented backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

This full-time seasonal position includes one week of staff training (June 7-11) and eleven weeks of summer camp (June 14-August 27). Educators must be available from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, as camps run from 8:30am-3:30pm on weekdays. Opportunities for planning, prep, and other projects will be built into the weekly schedule. Information on our 2021 camp offerings can be found on our website at https://aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org/program-overview/summer-camps/.

The primary responsibility of this position is the planning and delivery of experiential nature programs for small groups of 4-10 year old campers. Environmental educators are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the children in their care and are expected to facilitate a welcoming environment that is safe, inclusive, and fun for all participants. Additional responsibilities include:
-Overseeing a group of 8-10 children throughout their two week camp session.
-Designing hands-on activities that take into account camper’s ages, interests, and abilities.
-Collaborating and communicating with other camp leaders.
-Following and enforcing all camp policies, including covid safety protocols.
-Providing basic first aid and maintaining medical logs as needed.

Ideal candidates will be able to manage a full schedule, work well in a team environment, and represent ALNC in a professional manner. Flexibility, initiative, the ability to problem solve, and a sense of humor are a must.

-Experience working with school-aged children in formal and/or non-formal education settings.
-Respect, concern, and excitement for the natural environment and a demonstrated ability to share that excitement with others.
-Ability to use Google apps, including Gmail and Drive.
-Certification in Standard First Aid and Adult/Child CPR. (ALNC will provide this mandatory training in June for those who need it.)
-Successful candidates must pass a background check and fingerprint screen.

-Degree in environmental education, education, natural science, or a related field.
-Familiarity with and knowledge of regional flora and fauna.
-Spanish language proficiency.

Starting pay is $13/hour. Employees receive one paid holiday (Friday, July 2, 2021) during the term of employment.

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Shaina Stewart, Education Manager at shaina@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.

Applications will be accepted until March 24, 2021.

To apply for this job please visit aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.