Naturalist

Prairie Ecology Bus Center
Jobs - Full Time
Lakefield, MN

Prairie Ecology Bus Center

Lakefield, Minnesota · 507-662-5064

www.ecologybus.org

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: ecologybus@ecologybus.org.

Position is open until filled.