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Teaching Naturalist

Do you want 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/Pay

  • 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.

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). 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 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.