VINS Education Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 email@example.com Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Accepting Injured Birds 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily 802.359.5000 x212 Get Directions Environmental Educator The Environmental Educator delivers live raptor and Vermont natural history programs at the VINS Nature Center. REPORTS TO: Director, On-site Programs and Exhibits JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont KEY ELEMENTS: VINS' education programs are designed for all audiences. In addition to our public programs at the Nature Center, we serve communities throughout northern New England. Job location is in Quechee, Vermont, headquartered at the VINS Nature Center with some travel to other program sites as required. Educator Responsibilities Present educational programs, many of which involve live animals (mainly raptors), to audiences of all ages (e.g., on-site daily programs, school field trips, summer camps, resort programs, fairs, public relations events)Help with care, cleaning, and handling of raptors and reptiles used in programsHelp with training of raptors used in programsLead interpretive nature walks and hands-on learning experiences with the publicWork with education staff to schedule and develop new programs as appropriateWork a varied schedule that often includes evenings, weekends, and long days Organizational Responsibilities Attend VINS staff meetings and participate in organization functions as requiredWork with other departments at VINS to both bring added content to public programs and facilitate opportunities for cross-promotion of programs Qualifications Excellent teaching and presentation skillsCapable of delivering dynamic educational presentations to audiences of all ages, aptitudes, and sizes, including large crowdsDegree in education or environmental sciencesGeneral knowledge of raptors and New England natural history (or willingness and initiative to learn)Comfortable using AV equipment (including PA systems)Strong organizational skills and work ethicAbility to work independently and as part of a teamMust possess a valid driver’s licenseAble to lift up to 50 pounds and lead moderate to strenuous trail hikesPrevious animal-handling experience, especially raptors, preferredCurrent first aid and CPR certification (VINS may be able to assist in scheduling a training) All VINS staff working directly with children are subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and a criminal record check. Compensation & Work Schedule Compensation is $480 per week, paid every 2-week pay period. Regular workweek - 40 hours with some exceptions based on particular program offerings. Term of employment is May 2 - October 30, 2021 (some flexibility for appropriate candidates). Workday schedule will vary. APPLY ONLINE Position post date: January 2021 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.