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Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

Summer Preschool Environmental Educator (full time, seasonal)

Summary

Maine Audubon, the state’s largest wildlife conservation education organization, seeks a ful-time seasonal preschool educator to develop and teach half- and full-day camp programs for children ages 3-5. This position is based at Maine Audubon’s headquarters at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine, which includes a visitor center with a Nature Store surrounded by a 65-acre wildlife sanctuary that encompasses forest, meadows, a pond and marshlands.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach developmentally appropriate preschool programs that connect young children to Maine Audubon’s mission and utilize the outdoors as a learning environment.
  • Train and mentor teenager volunteers.
  • Set up and break down program equipment daily and weekly.
  • Maintain safety standards and protocols, accident reports, participant medical forms.
  • Communicate with caregivers during pickup and drop off.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with preschool-aged children (3-5 years) in outdoor and classroom settings.
  • Environmental education or summer camp experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with young children in a developmentally appropriate way to foster cognitive and social-emotional growth.
  • B.A./B.S. (or be working towards one) in education, biology, or environmental studies, or equivalent experience.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm, along with the ability to collaborate with others.
  • Familiarity with local ecology and natural history, and willingness to learn more.
  • Experience working with teenage volunteers preferred.
  • Current Adult/Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to often lift objects up to 50 pounds when setting up program space.
  • Able to frequently hike all trails on Gilsland Farm property as part of program.
  • Able to work outdoors in all environmental and weather conditions.
  • Able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time.

Time Frame

Up to 40 hours/week from June 15-August 30, 2019. Hours are 8am-2pm M-F during half-day camps and 8am-4pm M-F during full-week camps.

Salary

Dependent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Molly Woodring at mwoodring@maineaudubon.org. We will begin reviewing applications after March 22nd, and will accept applications until the position is filled.