Environmental Educator with NYC H2O


Organization Description: 
NYC H2O is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational programs about New York City’s water system and ecology to school groups and the public

Position Description:
NYC H2O is seeking part-time Environmental Educators to lead in-person field trips and virtual lessons to school groups. The in-person field trips include historic reservoirs, wetlands and beaches in NYC parks. The 8 sites are: Central Park Reservoir in Manhattan; the Ridgewood Reservoir and Plumb Beach in Brooklyn; Jerome Park Reservoir & the High Bridge in the Bronx; and Silver Lake Reservoir & Lemon Creek in Staten Island and Baisley Pond Park in Queens.

Reports to:
Matt Malina (Executive Director); David Chuchuca (Assistant Director); Kevin Barrett (GIS Project Manager and Education Coordinator)

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Field guides receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the following:
– Attending 6 training sessions – on-site + virtual training (to master the content for at least 2 online lessons and 2 reservoirs/sites)
– Apprenticing on 4 tours with an experienced guide
– Leading 6 field trips during fall 2022

Field trips last approximately two hours and take place from 10:30am – 12:30pm Monday thru Friday. Fall Sessions run September through early December. Spring Session runs January through June (outside field trips resume in March). Summer session July through August. Virtual lessons last from 40 minutes to 90 minutes and take place anytime during school hours.

Candidate Qualifications:
Applicants should be comfortable leading school groups of grades 2 – 12; have a strong interest in NYC history, geography, and ecology; and like to teach outdoors. Experience with Zoom and ArcGIS is a plus. Training is provided onsite and continues throughout the season.

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Salary or Compensation:
$1,000 stipend during training and $25+ /hour after training complete

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Application Info:
Applicants should email their cover letters and resumes to Matt Malina (matt@nych2o.org), David Chuchuca (david@nych2o.org), and Kevin Barrett (kevin@nych2o.org).