Job Description:


  • Teach outreach programs for local schools, grades pre-K through 8
  • Teach field trips for local school students, grades pre-K through 8
  • Develop and teach public programs for visitors
  • Provide guided interpretation during Outpost Tours for the general public and group tours
  • Plan, develop and teach student summer camps
  • Select, assemble, and ensure that materials to be used for education purposes are prepared and ready for school outreach programs, public programs, summer camps, etc.
  • Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers, interns, summer youth volunteers, and part-time educators; inform volunteers, interns, summer student volunteers, and part-time educators of policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service
  • Make presentations to community and professional organizations concerning Nature Center programs and activities
  • Assist with planning and implementation of annual events, such as Eco-Fest, Autumn Fair, Community Trash-Off, and more
  • Perform Manager-On-Duty (MOD) responsibilities one weekend approximately every six weeks
  •  Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental education, education with emphasis on science, or environmental science, or similar.  Master’s degree in education (or be obtained within 6 months) or teacher certification required
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience teaching outdoor, hands-on science
  • Priority will be given to those with outdoor, hands-on curriculum development experience
  • Prior outreach education experience ideal


  • Certification in First Aid and CPR valid through May 31, 2019 (must obtain within 60 days)
  • Working knowledge of MS office programs on a PC (not a Mac)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills
  • Criminal background check and drug screening required before employment

Job type:         Full-time permanent

Salary Detail:  $33,000- $36,000 DOE

Deadline:         November 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST

Anticipated Start Date:   January 2018


This position is full-time.  The Stark Foundation offers competitive wages; benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, disability, vacation, holiday, sick leave, pension, and 403(b).  Limited relocation assistance is available.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Wester at the following email: sends e-mail).  Please put Outreach Environmental Educator in the subject line.