About This Position The Substitute Preschool Teacher at Pathways to Nature Preschool must possess a love of nature and teaching outdoors with children ages 2.9 to 6 years old. This person works with a team of educators to implement a multi-sensory, hands-on/minds-on, nature-based science curriculum; incorporating emergent language and math experiences along with creative arts, music, cooking and the development of social skills. The majority of each day is spent outdoors, exploring the 67-acre wildlife sanctuary with the preschoolers. The Substitute Preschool Teacher maintains clear communication with the Lead Teacher to ensure developmentally appropriate teaching practices/activities are being implemented. They will connect with families, assist the Lead Teacher as needed, and maintain a warm, professional relationship with children, their parents and caregivers.
Application Instructions Please submit a resume and cover letter with your ADP application.
Provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for young children both indoor and outdoor settings
Help support a curriculum that reflects the needs of the children, the standards for early childhood education and the mission of Mass Audubon
Follows Pathways to Nature Preschool Behavior Management Plan and all other preschool regulations
Helps maintain the physical environment by contributing to housekeeping tasks as needed/requested
Preschool teachers spend 2 or more hours daily outdoors with the students during all seasons, except in high winds, extreme cold, rain or sleet
Maintains schedule as determined by the Preschool Director
Qualifications At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
Experience and/or education classes focused on providing education and care to young children
EEC Preschool Teacher certification is preferred but not required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively and independently required
Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and, physical and mental disabilities
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment and people’s relationship to it
Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) is desirable
Current first aid/CPR or willing to obtain required
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.