The Trustees

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

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Date Posted:
November 23, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Program Educator - Ipswich, MA

Description:

The Opportunity.

Supporting the conservation and engagement mission of The Trustees, the Program Educator works
with the Education Manger to deliver the youth and family education programming of the Crane
Engagement team, including hands-on environmental education programs and hikes for visiting
school/scout groups and families. These programs will leverage the Crane Coastal Literacy Framework,
and unique Trustees assets such as the waters of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, hiking trails, a variety of
coastal ecosystems, and numerous outdoor historic/cultural resources. With training and resources
provided by the Engagement team, the Program Educator will deliver high quality programs that are
deep, broad, diverse, and well-matched to Crane Estate resources and spirit of place.

In This Role You Will:

  • Deliver hands-on environmental education programs in field and classroom settings to visiting youth groups and families

  • Lead hikes and nature exploration activities for groups of up to about thirty participants

  • Assist with program supply preparation and clean up, and other program logistics support tasks

  • Work effectively with volunteers assisting with education programs

  • Participate in program planning, development, and evaluation

  • Ensure safety of program participants and staff by closely following all COVID-19 protocols

  • Meet periodically with Education Manager to evaluate experience and performance

  • Assist with the newly formed Coastal Education Volunteer Program

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

Other Information.

     

      Education and Experience:

• A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, outdoor education, or other relevant course of study preferred

• Prior experience:

  • leading outdoor education and/or recreation programs, preferably in New England coastal habitats
  • working with youth, preferably in informal and outdoor settings
  • customer/visitor service experience

• Familiarity with The Crane Estate and The Trustees is desirable


Skills /Qualifications:

• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Enthusiasm for and curiosity about the natural world, and a desire to share this passion with others

• Ability to lead and maintain safety of groups outdoors, sometimes under challenging conditions

• Knowledge of or interest in learning more about coastal habitats, sustainability, climate change, and other coastal education topics

• Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of personalities and to work effectively on a team

• Working knowledge of (or willingness to learn) the rich ecological & cultural history of the Crane Estate

• A positive attitude, team-oriented, flexible approach and a commitment to achieving the goals at The Crane Estate and The Trustees more broadly

• Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all best COVID-19 best practices.

• Educators must be at least 18 years old


Other:

Applicant should possess an active certificate or be willing to self-acquire First Aid and CPR certification\


Working Conditions:

• Willing to work outside during all weather conditions

• Weekend work is required, as well as occasional evenings

• Pass a CORI/SORI check

• Ability to lift 40 pounds


About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for seven consecutive years.


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.


We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Apply by:
December 15, 2021
Salary:
$15
About this Organization:

About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.


We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.