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Montana Audubon Center Employment

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Early Childhood Teacher Naturalist Position Description

Position: Early Childhood Teacher-Naturalist
Location:  Billings, MT
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: 15 – 20 hrs/week

Summary of Position

The Montana Audubon Center is seeking a responsible, enthusiastic professional to assist in growing our early childhood program, including our Fledglings Nature Preschool. As one of the only Nature Preschools in Montana and a member of the Natural Start Alliance, Fledglings is founded on the idea that kids learn best through play and hands-on experiences. The ideal candidate will be able to work year-round, both for the school year preschool program and our Fledglings summer session (2022).

Major Responsibilities

  • Supervision and instruction of groups of up to 12 youth, ages 2-5, in the outdoors and in the classroom.
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for all program participants, including awareness of physical abilities, environmental hazards, and group dynamics.
  • Assistance with program registration, processing of payment and other administrative duties related to education programs.
  • Development and/or adaptation of early childhood curriculum and programming for day, week, month, and year-long program sessions.
  • Progress evaluation of students, including in academic and non-academic areas.
  • Coordination and communication with parents/guardians of program participants.
  • Communication with the general public about Center programs and mission.
  • Maintain a quality program, including regular evaluations of both successes and failures in programming, approach, equipment, or other aspects, and enhance or adapt as necessary.

 

Qualifications 

  • Comfort leading and teaching youth ages 2-5 in outdoor settings, including emphasis on risk management and other executive functions, and learning that emerges from play.
  • Experience in Montessori, Interest-led Flow Learning, Reggio, Inquiry Learning, Place-based, or similar educational pedagogies.
  • Ability to:
    • engage in outdoor activity and supervise others in a variety of weather conditions
    • walk for long distances, crouch, lift up to 50#, and wrangle small children unaided
  • Interest and/or specific knowledge of natural history subjects, particularly in the local area.
  • Responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic.
  • Team-oriented approach as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently.

 

Reporting Relationships

The Early Childhood Teacher Naturalist reports directly to the Preschool Coordinator.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected] with the subject line “Early Childhood Teacher Naturalist position”. For questions, contact Gabi via email or call 406-294-5099.

Montana Audubon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

 

 


Teacher Naturalist Job Announcement 2021

Position: Teacher Naturalist
Location:  Billings, MT
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: 15-20hrs/week or 30+hrs/week

Position Overview

Teacher Naturalists form the core of our program staff at the Montana Audubon Center, responsible for implementation of hands-on, experiential, nature-connected education and interpretive programs at our 54-acre site and adjacent Yellowstone River corridor. Participant ages range from toddler to adult, with the bulk of our programming focused on upper elementary students. Teacher Naturalists must be comfortable leading groups of students in the outdoors and themselves have enthusiasm for connecting with and learning about the natural world.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead, instruct and manage children during field trips on Center grounds and in school classrooms throughout the school year
  • Maintain a high quality program, including regular evaluations of successes and failures in structure, approach, equipment, or other aspects, and enhance or adapt as necessary.
  • Provide a safe environment for all program participants, including awareness of physical abilities, environmental hazards, and group dynamics.
  • Lead, instruct and manage participants in various program areas as needed, such as homeschool, birthday parties, family programs, etc.
  • Co-teach and collaborate with staff members as a team

Qualifications

  • Comfortable working with elementary age children
  • Experience leading groups for both education and exploration in an outdoor setting
  • Interest and/or specific knowledge of natural history subjects
  • Responsible, flexible, dependable, and enthusiastic
  • Be able to spend 80% of the program time outdoors

Position Details

  • Position runs September 1st, 2021 – May 30th 2021
  • 2 positions available: 15 hrs/week and 30+ hrs/week
  • Opportunity to expand teaching in various program opportunities

To Apply
Position open until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected] with the subject line “Teacher Naturalist position”. For questions, contact Gabi via email or call 406-294-5099. 

Montana Audubon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

 

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