Tanglewood Nature Center (part-time), Educator/Co-Summer Camp Director – Elmira

Tanglewood Nature Center is looking for a permanent part-time (25 hours/week), Educator/Co-Summer Camp Director. (Elmira, NY.)

Please send application and cover letter via email to: Elaine Spacher, Executive Director, tanglewooddirector@outlook.com or via USPS to Elaine Spacher, Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14903. NO phone calls please!! Please note the application deadline and interviews are rolling and target start date is December 1st, 2019.

Summary: The Educator/Co-Camp Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for presenting educational programming to both children and adults as well as coordination and supervision of Tanglewood’s summer camps. Educator will be responsible for on and off-site programming, including: curriculum, teaching and safely handling animals, keeping track of scheduling, and communicating regularly with all Tanglewood staff. Must maintain a fun and safe environment for the participants.

Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age or older and have a clean driving record and able to pass a background check. Must be available to work varied hours on Mondays – Fridays during the times of 8:30am- 5:30pm (with occasional programs in the evenings) and 1 Saturday/month as well as when organization holds fundraisers.

Qualifications: 2- or 4-year degree in the sciences, preferably environmental science or biology-related degree. Previous work at a summer camp or nature center and/or other education experience with large groups of children and/or adults. Must enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities and be comfortable handling live animals of all types (arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds). Should also have a general knowledge of New York ecosystems and love for the outdoors. Outgoing and energetic personality and someone who is flexible, organized, quick-learning, mature, able to work without supervision and trustworthy is a must.

Supervisor: Directly responsible to Executive Director.

Hours/Salary for Position: 25 hours/week, $13/hr. Sick/vacation/personal time after 90 days, no health benefits. One position available.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. She/He will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.