Outdoor Environmental Educator

Westmoreland Sanctuary

Mount Kisco, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $28,000-$32,000
Deadline Jan 01, 2021
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Westmoreland Sanctaury

Mission: To acquire, enrich, and preserve land for the free use, enjoyment, and education of the public

Outdoor Environmental Educator

Full-time: 40 hours/week, pay is commensurate with experience, medical and dental benefits, housing and costs associated with housing is provided. Teachers work every other weekend with days off during the week.

Job Summary

This is an entry level position with the ability to advance. The environmental education position will work with our school, camp, outreach, after-school, birthday parties, and public programming and will assist in maintaining the preserve. There is a variety of responsibilities beyond teaching allowing the employee to acquire well-rounded career of teaching, conservation, leadership skills, grant administration, marketing, animal care and more.  

The candidate must be flexible, articulate, and a motivated outdoor learner. Enthusiasm for the natural world and sharing it is a must.  The candidate must be comfortable in a highly physical job.  


The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching a wide variety of ages from pre-school-aged children through adults in an outdoor setting.  Environmental science, biology or other background in the sciences is helpful.  General knowledge pertaining to other environmental education topics, such as sustainability, environmentalism, STEM-based learning, would be helpful.  Prior experience working outside, hiking, conservation and or gardening helpful.  

  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in environmental science, biology, education, or related field
  • Independent, flexible and strong interpersonal skills is key
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed    
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain
  • Be able to work and get certified with a chainsaw  
  • Must be able to work in a team setting
  • Must be versed in word, social media platforms, and be willing to learn website management
  • Must have strong writing skills
  • Oral communication and presentation skills necessary for teaching educational programs  

For a complete job listing call or email the us. Please visit us on the web at www.westmorelandsanctaury.org  


Westmoreland Sanctuary 
Ann Paul, Executive Director 
260 Chestnut Ridge Road 
Mount Kisco, New York 10549

email: apaul@westmorelandsanctuary.org

telephone number: (914) 666-8448

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