April & Summer Nature Teacher Assistant


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Part Time
Job Overview

PUDDLESTOMPERS™ Nature Exploration’s mission is to connect the youngest naturalists, ages 2- 9 (and their parents and caregivers) to the open spaces in their communities. Based in Newton, MA we serve the Greater Boston area through offering Child/Adult Classes, Drop-off Vacation Programs, Preschool Enrichments, School Programming for Grades K-2nd, and Weekly Summer Programs.

Responsibilities

Assistant Teacher Naturalists are responsible for providing general support to the Lead and Hiker Teachers and children during the program. Help to engage children in outdoor exploration through hands-on investigation, active movement, games, songs, stories, and art projects. Provide support to Lead and Hiker teachers by leading children in free play activities and organizing games for children ages 3-9.
This is a part-time position from 8:30am-1:00pm daily, with opportunities for extended day from 1:00-3:00pm. Our primary Summer Locations are: Newton Nahanton Park, Newton Auburndale Cove, Temble Beth Advodah in South Newton, and Wellesley Recreation Center.
Summer positions have a flexible schedule based on registration, with weekly commitments from June – August. Our Summer 2020 camp season is June 1st – September 4th. There is potential for daily teaching opportunities during our April Vacation program (April 21st – 24th).

Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience with 2-5 year olds and/or K-2nd graders
  • Experience in outdoor education and/or degree in the natural sciences a plus
  • Ability to work in an active outdoor environment
  • Dependable, responsible and organized
  • Fun-loving, creative and engaging