Field Teacher/Naturalist

University of Rhode Island West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Deadline Feb 08, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking qualified educators to plan, teach, and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest, wetland, wildlife, and winter ecology), Social Science (living history, archaeology, farm life, early American history), Adventure (group building, low ropes, orienteering, outdoor skills), and Evening Programs (night hike, campfire, underground railroad, town meeting, etc.) to school students primarily in grades 4-8. Evening duties required (up to three nights per week). Other responsibilities are to help create a supportive community environment for students, visiting teachers, administrators, parents, and other staff, and help with non-teaching resource projects on a rotating basis. Time commitment is Monday-Friday (Weekends off), 8 hours per day plus up to 3 evenings each week.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, education, science, or a related field, prior experience teaching children and/or leading outdoor environmental education programs preferred. Certifications in First Aid and CPR are required by the starting date. Experience with song leading, story telling, and/or addressing large groups is a plus.

Benefits: $65 per day ($325 per 5-day workweek), $70 per day for certified teacher ($350 per 5-day workweek). Also includes private room (including breaks) in staff house, housing with wireless internet, dining hall meals when students are in residence, staff house food supplies, and free laundry room.

Dates of Employment: February 25-June 7, 2019. August 26-December 6, 2019. February 24-June 5, 2020. August 30-December 4, 2020.


Email cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817 E-mail: 

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