Lead Teacher Naturalist

PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration

Newton, Massachusetts

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $19-$20/hr
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


Lead Teacher Naturalists are an essential part of the PUDDLESTOMPERS™ Summer Camp experience. This is a supervisory and skilled position that involves managing overall activities at the camp as well as supervising other employees and staff. A Lead Teacher is responsible for:

  • Supervising day-to-day operations of site
  • Managing Team & Assistant Teachers
  • Leading team in maintaining a well-structured, safe, clean, and fun environment for children
  • Guiding set-up and clean-up of daily activities
  • Teaching opening lesson, leading campers in activities & games
  • Integrating and conducting STEM experiments/projects into the daily schedule
  • Implementing and enforcing safety protocols in emergency situations, handling medications and severe first aid
  • Serving as initial responder to any problems, issues, and concerns
  • Communicating clearly and positively with other teachers, parents, and children
  • Interacting with children and staff in a positive way

This is a part-time position, approximately 25-35 hours/week. Camp runs from 9:00am-1:30pm daily, with an early drop-off option for campers from 8:20-9:00am and an extended day option from 1:30-3:30pm. Our primary Summer locations are currently: Nahanton Park (Newton), Saw Mill Brook Conservation Area (South Newton), and Warren Recreation Center (Wellesley) and Mitchell Elementary School (Needham). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience Summer positions have a flexible schedule based on registration. We are looking for teachers with weekly availability for June 3rd-Aug 30th.


  • Prior teaching experience with 4-9 year olds and/or K-2nd graders
  • Experience in outdoor education and/or degree in the natural sciences a plus
  • Prior leadership and/or management experience
  • Ability to work in an active outdoor environment
  • Dependable, responsible and organized
  • Fun-loving, creative and engaging

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $19.00 - $20.00 per hour
Schedule: Monday to Friday

  • Outdoor Education 1 year (Preferred)
  • License/Certification: First Aid Certification (Preferred)
    CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person


Please send your resume and cover letter to info@puddlestompers.com

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Category Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Naturalist