SummaryAllegheny Land Trust is currently seeking energetic, motivated, outdoor individuals to be part of our new outdoor and environmental education department by teaching our hands-on curriculum to students ages 2 through adult via both in-class and field based school programs, daytime and evening naturalist hikes, environmental camps and more.
With flexible schedules and a variety of topics and settings these positions are ideal for individuals who work well as an independent facilitator as well as part of a cohesive team; who have a love for conserving local green spaces and the willingness to teach about nature in nature in order to encourage stewardship in future and current generations. Individuals will need to work well in classroom settings while having the ability to hike moderately while keeping the attention of a wide variety of educational groups, carry equipment to and from sites and work well outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Program Facilitators work on an as-needed basis with an extremely flexible schedule. Casual Facilitators are required to work at least four days in each of our busy months (May-October) and one day per other calendar months during their employment. We are currently seeking multiple educators for this position with immediate start dates available.
**New Program Facilitators are required to attend a paid staff training on September 13th and 14th upon hire.
– Act as a strong environmental role model for ages 2 – 18 while leading school groups in hands-on outdoor classes
– Enthusiastic leadership of community programs both on and off-site
– Engage the public during public relation outreach programs (community days etc.)
– Personal preparation for the presentation of all programs
– Be on time for all programs (on and off-site)
– Correct records management (timesheet, mileage, student counts etc.)
– Maintenance of teaching sites and materials
– Attend the mandatory staff trainings (1/season)
Required Qualifications– Act 33/34, 151 and 114 clearances or ability to obtain them
– Knowledge of Pennsylvania flora and fauna
– CPR & First Aid certification or ability to obtain them
– Reliable transportation
– Ability to hike over uneven/steep terrain with materials
– Ability to stand for moderate periods of time (1 – 4 hours)
Experience Preferred but Not Required– Degree in Education, Science or other environmental related area highly preferred
– Hands-on experience with multiple age groups ranging from Preschool through Adults
– Previous teaching experience in the environmental field
– Summer day camp experience (for summer season)
– Daytime availability is preferred but all availabilities will be considered
Hours: On an as-needed basis
Compensation: $11.00 per hour
Start Date: As Soon as Possible
Please send cover letter, current résumé and three references as a PDF attachment (preferred) to Julie Travaglini, Education Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls are encouraged but do not replace the submission of the required documents. Phone is (412) 741-2750 x209.
Allegheny Land Trust’s mission is to serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the scenic, recreational and environmental well-being of communities in Allegheny County and its environs. In support of this mission we have recently started an outdoor and environmental education department. ALT is an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 to protect land of natural value in and adjacent to Allegheny County. ALT helps local people save local land that contributes to the scenic, recreational, educational and environmental wealth of our communities. We’ve protected more than 2,000 acres in Allegheny and Washington Counties.