Connecticut Audbon Society

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Founded in 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) is an independent organization and not affiliated with any national or governmental group. We operate education programs through regional facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Hartford, Pomfret, Hampton, Sherman, and Old Lyme, an EcoTravel office in Essex, and on 22 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing more than 3,400 acres of open space in Connecticut. As a primary piece of our mission, we educate over 100,000 children and adults annually.

The Opportunity: Teacher-Naturalist (part time)

The principal role of this position is to teach CAS education programs, working closely with team members (volunteers, graduate/undergraduate students and other staff), to a variety of audiences from early learners to adults. This is a great opportunity for those who love working with children, have a passion for nature, and are seeking more experience in environmental education. There are potential opportunities for this position to move to full time during our summer camp sessions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement Connecticut Audubon Society’s programs including their K-12 education program,
    Science in Nature, as well as adult, family, youth and summer camp programs
  • Plan and implement creative, hands-on and engaging programs for diverse age groups
  • Support program logistics including setup/cleanup and materials preparation
  • Ensure all programs are conducted according to CAS guidelines
  • Participate in education-related trainings and attend statewide education meetings
  • Represent Connecticut Audubon Society in a positive and professional manner
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some local travel may be required

Desired Requirements

  • Experience in education, environmental science, wildlife biology or related field
  • Prior outdoor science education experience working with children
  • Comfort teaching through virtual platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meets.
  • Physical capability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends as needed

This position provides the opportunity to:

  • Teach natural science programs to Pre K-Grade 12, families, adults, and community groups.
  • Build on skills in environmental education techniques, integrating school science curriculum into
    informal settings.
  • Expand knowledge of local natural history
  • Improve ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences

Hourly rate commensurate with experience (range $17-$20). Part-time hours will vary depending on Center.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Tricia Kevalis, Center at Fairfield,
Ken Elkin, Coastal Center at Milford Point,
Catie Resor, Greater Hartford Area,
Heather Kordula, Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, Old Lyme,


Connecticut Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug free workplace, and complies with the ADA. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state, and local laws






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