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Outdoor Educator/Team Building Facilitators – Bushy Hill Nature Center

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Bushy Hill Nature Center (Ivoryton, CT) is looking for Outdoor Educator/Team Building Facilitators for our Fall 2022 season. BHNC is a program of the Incarnation Center and offers indigenous studies, environmental educational programming and team building to area schools both onsite and at offsite locations. Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to connect with the environment through hands-on experiential learning, while working together to build a stronger community with respect for the natural world.

Outdoor Educator/Team Building Facilitators host school groups for students ages 7-18 for a variety of hands-on, team building experiences. Designed to enhance communication, collaboration and problem solving, our team building program is a great way to strengthen social emotional skills while having fun in the process.

Qualified applicants will have a background in team building facilitation, coaching, education, social emotional learning and/or group management. Ideal candidates will possess a positive attitude, willingness to lead activities in all weather conditions and a passion for leading shared experiences outdoors and for connecting students to themselves, one another and the natural world.

This is a part-time, variable position with most programs taking place during school hours. Paid training will occur onsite (Tuesday, September 13th).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in group management, recreation, education, or related field
  • Experience working in outdoor education, experiential education, environmental science, recreation, education, or related field
  • Experience working in a camp or educational setting with youth
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
  • Ability and desire to teach, inspire and engage people of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Maintain good humor and apply professional, common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. Learn, meet new people, reflect, and take initiative to continue to grow in the field.
  • Creativity, energy, motivation, and professionalism
  • Passion for being outside and connecting others with nature, no matter the weather
  • Flexibility with regard to tasks, work hours, changes in program or plans, etc.
  • Ability to attend (paid) staff training on September 13th (time TBD)

Work Schedule:

The majority of programming takes place Monday-Friday, approximately between 8am-2pm. Occasionally there are opportunities to work late afternoons, evenings or weekends. You may be scheduled to work between 0-25 hours depending on the season and demand for education programming.

Deadline: 09/09/22
Bushy Hill Nature Center
Deep River, CT