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Full Time
Lakefield, Minnesota
Posted 1 month ago

  The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards.  Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to children and adults of all ages. Responsibilities and Duties: Teach environmental education programs to groups of Pre-K through 12th grade children, scouts, families and adults including: school programs, summer camps, birthday parties, community education programs, county fairs and more. This includes all aspects of programming including set up, clean up, evaluation, and follow up. Master our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program. Help to develop and implement new programs. Prepare and maintain program curriculum materials. Work and teach both independently and as part of a team Willing and able to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL) license within 90 days of employment, training will be provided by PEBC. Must be able to pass random drug test screening. Create a safe and fun, learning atmosphere for children while projecting a knowledgeable and confident image to parents and teachers. Articulate PEBC’s mission and project a professional and positive attitude when interacting with the public. Qualifications: Bachelors in environmental studies, environmental education, natural resources, education or a related field. Teaching experience in outdoor or environmental education, early childhood education, summer camps or other relevant experiences. Prefer a minimum of at least 1-year of teaching experience. Knowledge of and passion for the natural world. Enthusiasm for working with children. Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and variable terrain. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to operate common office equipment. Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends. Criminal History background checks will be required. Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification. Salary and Benefits: $26,500-$30,000 depending on education, skills and experience. Vacation and holiday leave. Health Care, including HSA contributions. To apply please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: . Position is open until filled. Posted June 4, 2018.

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