We Are Hiring!

Nature Connect is currently seeking:

  • *NEW* Lead Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher (part-time)

  • Substitute Facilitators

  • Volunteers

  • Interns

 

Applications will be received until the positions are filled. Please see below for the job descriptions. To apply, please email contact@natureconnectnc.org and indicate which position interests you.

Lead Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher
 
Position Summary:​
  • Nature Connect seeks an experienced, collaborative, passionate and capable individual to grow and develop Farm School programs.

  • The lead teacher is responsible for managing the application of an age-appropriate, nature-based curriculum for 3-6 year olds enrolled in an outdoor farm school.

  • Model a healthy relationship with and curiosity for the natural world 

  • Understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating learning environment.

  • Skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children and resolve parental concerns.

 
Qualifications:
  • MA, BA, teaching certificate or AA in Early Childhood Education or Environmental Education 

  • 1 year min teaching experience, ideally in nature-based education programs

  • Certified CPR and basic first aid or willing to obtain certification

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Passionate about nature-based early childhood education

  • Comfortable working with children with differing developmental needs 

  • Comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  • Warm and caring personality - friendly and approachable to children and families

To apply, please email contact@natureconnectnc.org and express your interest in this position by including "Lead Teacher" in the subject line. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!


 

Substitute Facilitator Requirements:
  • You love being with children

  • You have a strong connection with nature

  • You are inherently positive, energetic, curious, and kindhearted

  • You are thoughtful, alert, aware, and able to keep children safe in the outdoors

  • You are comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions

  • You are comfortable sitting on the ground, getting dirty, handling insects, and other small creatures

  • You are interested in learning/further growth in naturalist studies and mentoring

  • You are curious and able to learn new ways of interacting with children

  • You are solid in yourself and able to interact with children and parents with love and respect

  • You are physically fit and able to crouch, dig, climb, hike, and carry up to 40-50lbs

 
Qualifications:

While it is not necessary to have all of these skills, they would be helpful.

  • You have worked with kids

  • You have worked with nature-based programs

  • You have nature/primitive skills training

  • You are currently certified in CPR/First Aid for children and adults

If you are drawn to working with us, please apply. To apply, please email contact@natureconnectnc.org and express your interest in a position. Please only apply if you have an absolute love for children, a happy heart, a playful spirit and a strong relationship with the natural world. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!


 

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