Educator I

Nature Collective

Solana Beach, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $17.00 per hour
Deadline Aug 02, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Classification: Part-time, nonexempt

Compensation: $17.00 per hour
Dates to submit: July 9th – August 2, 2024

Facilitate and support the school, family, and summer learning experiences/programs that inspire curiosity, enhance inquiry skills, connect to nature, and empower participants to take actions to care for their environmental communities. Engage and work with a diverse range of professional colleagues and audiences, including staff, volunteers/interns, students, teachers, families, and youth.


  • Create and maintain a safe, equitable and supportive learning environment • Teach/Lead field-based and virtual activities and programs
  • Conduct program preparation, clean-up and follow-up, including organization of materials, site walkthroughs, and instructor surveys
  • Adhere to and uphold all Nature Collective policies and protocols
  • Participate/Attend required meetings and training
  • Assist in program evaluation
  • Keep accurate records and submit reports and paperwork in a timely manner
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment


  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in inquiry-based teaching
  • Comfort working and/or being in outdoor environments
  • Ability to connect and work with people, especially youth, different from yourself
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Must be able to pass a live scan background
  • Must provide a clear TB test, and other vaccinations as/if required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior classroom, outdoor, museum, and/or related teaching experience
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in Spanish and English
  • Familiarity of local wildlife and habitats
  • Experience working with children/youth
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs and software: email, calendars, documents

Physical Requirements

  • Stand, squat, bend, and reach for extended periods of time (2+ hours)
  • Lift and push up to 25lbs
  • Able to hike a minimum of 2-3 miles on uneven substrate and/or elevation gain
  • Conduct programming outdoors in any type of weather and conduct programming using computer-based, virtual (video) platforms

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Be available 3-4 days per week, including occasional weekends and evenings (Monday and options Tuesday-Saturday; typically 8am-1pm )
  • Part-time, non-exempt, year-round
  • Variable schedule; Up to 20 hours per week (12-16 average, ~4-5 hours per day), occasional 8-hour days seasonally or for special programs


• Local travel within San Diego County, to and from field sites at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, occasional visits to partner schools, and other parks/locations


To apply please send a resume and cover letter to hr@naturecollective.org 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education
Tags Nature Center