Part-Time Naturalist/Environmental Educator

River Legacy Living Science Center’s Part-Time Naturalist will work primarily under the Naturalist Supervisor and is responsible for facilitating programs to diverse audiences. Programs will include Field Investigations, Parent’s Night Out, Artini Hour and Scout programs. Other programs the Part-Time Naturalist could facilitate include Saturday family programs, venue rentals, After-School Clubs and Home School Classes. As a Part-Time Environmental Educator, you will be responsible for helping to develop curriculum, manage program supplies and help with special events. This position will also be expected to cross-train in Animal Care duties. The job will consist of 15 – 20 working hours a week. The number of hours could increase as new programs are developed.

Job Requirements

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule; mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education or related field
  • One-year teaching experience in a formal or informal environment
  • Comfortable handling animals during programs
  • Willing to learn general animal care duties

General Duties

  • Update and create new curriculums
  • Manage program supplies and inform coordinator when supplies are running low
  • Assist with animal care as needed
  • Assist during special events
  • Assist other Naturalists with Saturday family festivals: Great Backyard Bird Count, Earth Day and W.A.T.E.R. Festival
  • Lead or assist with Summer Classes
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Master Naturalist
  • Certified Interpretive Guide
  • Experience teaching children and adults
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Animal care and handling experience
  • Experience working in an environmental education/nature center

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Naturalist Supervisor Shannon Porter via e-mail; fax: 817.860.1595 or mail to: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76006. Please include contact information for three references. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.