Website Greenburgh Nature Center

JOB DESCRIPTION: Environmental Educator

REPORTS TO: Director of Education

HOURS: Either Sunday-Thursday 9am-5pm or Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm (Some schedule
change is required for, but not limited to: special events, weekend coverage and summer camps)

OVERARCHING RESPONSIBILITY: The Environmental Educator works to inspire our participants
to make a closer connection to nature through effective educational experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (Other duties may be assigned as appropriate): ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
● Develop and implement creative and enriching science-based environmental education programs for
school groups, camp groups, weekend programming and scout programs
● Conduct and assist with off-site (outreach) programs
● Provide animal meet and greets to visitors in our animal museum
● Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources
● Prepare seasonal teaching sites, maintain equipment, and oversee grounds projects
● Work directly alongside the supervisor of living collections to assist in the care and maintenance of our
living collections
● Coordinate systematic animal enrichment routines
● Administer medications and maintain animal records
● Take part in routine tasks of museum work
● Assist with the organization and upkeep of the building
● Train and provide ongoing support and guidance for seasonal interns
● Provide instructional services for birthday parties
● Participate in all special events
● Participate in staff training and staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs
● Lead groups of 16 k-4th grade campers during summer and seasonal camp programs
● Assist Camp Manager in curriculum development and other preparation for the summer camp season
● Lead daily activities such as forest walks, live animal presentations, arts and crafts, storytime, and more
Basic Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, education or related field
● Effective written and verbal communication skills
● Positive attitude and willingness to follow instructions
● Ability to take initiative in their duties
● Effective at time management
● Comfortable handling all types of animals including reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and birds (training
will be provided)
● Comfortable interacting with all ages
Desired Qualifications:
● 1 year of related work experience
● Classroom, informal or camp education experience
● Knowledge of basic animal husbandry and information
Physical Requirements
● Frequently required to stand/walk for 3 or more hours
● Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions in all types of weather
● Valid Driver’s License required

This is a Full-time, salaried position at $35,000 annually with benefits

To Apply: Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to
Please include your name and Environmental Educator Application in the subject line.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that may include
employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search, fingerprinting, and a
driving check.

At Greenburgh Nature Center we value all employees and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the
variety of experiences they bring to our company. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe
everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin,
native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other
characteristic protected by law. We encourage everyone to apply.

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