Elachee Careers

Elachee Nature Science Center is accepting inquiries for the following:

Teaching Naturalist (Part-Time)

Ready to help cultivate next generation Earth stewards?

As a teaching naturalist you will lead environmental education programs for children and youth visiting on field trips. Responsibilities include on-site classroom teaching, experiential instruction on trail hikes and outreach programs.

Teaching Naturalist: Position Details

Work Schedule

  • Average of 10- to 15-hours per week to conduct 3- to 4-hour programs. Elachee Naturalists are also asked to lead occasional evening or weekend programs.
  • Salary starts at $14.00 per hour, based on experience.

Qualifications / Eligibility

  • A college degree in education, science or a related field is preferred, and some previous college attendance is required.
  • Experience in working with children is a must.
  • Applicants subject to a Background Check, Driving Record Check and Drug Screening.

Typical Duties / Requirements

  • Enthusiastically engage young minds in memorable and relevant nature encounters.
  • Teach supplemental PreK-12 STEAM-based environmental curriculum that aligns with grade level Georgia Standards for Excellence (GSE) and the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Academic Skills and Knowledge (AKS). DETAILS
  • Ability to hike up to 1-2 miles in a variety of outdoor conditions.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including light lifting.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.

For consideration, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) References

Mail or Email Package

Mail Completed Package to:
Elachee Nature Science Center
RE: Naturalist Position
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

Email Completed Package to:
Subject Line: Naturalist Position Inquiry
elachee@elachee.org

Substitute Teacher (Part-Time)

Elachee Nature Academy (ENA)

If you love being outdoors and enjoy working with young children, we have an opportunity for you to combine these interests. We seek enthusiastic individuals to join the Elachee Nature Academy team for the 2021-2022 school year.

ENA Substitute Teacher: Position Details

Help provide a safe and developmentally appropriate nature-based program in accordance with Elachee Nature Science Center’s mission and the State of Georgia’s Bright from the Start mandated guidelines.

Work Schedule (7.5 Hours Per Day)

  • School Year: August 2021 through May 2022, on an as needed basis
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • School Calendar: Elachee Nature Academy 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
  • Pay:
    Preschool Substitute = $80 Per Day
    K-3 Teacher Substitute = $120 Per Day
    K-3 Parapro Substitute = $85 Per Day

Typical Duties:

  • Help implement a program that increases students’ awareness and curiosity about nature, their interactions with nature, and ensure their individual holistic development and safety in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Ensure Nature  classroom and equipment are clean, well-maintained and safe at all times.
  • Supervise children and maintain established Staff/Student ratios.
  • Assist in maintaining current student progress portfolios and documentation.

Requirements / Eligibility

  • Experience working with children ages 3 to 7 years; able to fulfill a substitute role in either Preschool or K-3.
  • Willingness to encourage young minds in daily outdoor exploration and discovery, while striving to create a positive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Ability to hike each day up to 1- 2 miles in a variety of outdoor conditions.
  • Hold or obtain a current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Satisfactory National Background and Fingerprint Check, and Drug Screening.
  • Applicants subject to Driving Record Check.

For consideration, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) Letters of Professional Reference

Mail or Email Package

Mail Completed Package to:
Elachee Nature Science Center
Attn: Director of Schools
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

Email Completed Package to:
Subject Line: Substitute Teacher, Elachee Nature Academy
melissa@elachee.org

Elachee Nature Science Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities or sexual orientation.