Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center

500 Walk Hill St.
Mattapan, MA 02126

Date Posted:
November 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Full Time Teacher Naturalist


Are you passionate about nature, science and the urban environment? Would you like to share that passion with others in a hands-on/minds-on, culturally responsive way? The Boston Nature Center (BNC) is hiring an enthusiastic and experienced educator to support its innovative programs offered to diverse audiences throughout the year.

A Bit About Us

BNC is a beautiful 67 acre wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of a bustling city. In the twenty years since its inception, the BNC has grown into a vibrant urban community nature center which offers a host of programs including nationally-accredited summer camps, a licensed nature preschool, public programs, school-age programs, and professional development for local educators.

With over 17,000 children taking part in BNC environmental education programs, children ages three to eighteen are exploring and learning about urban nature in their school yards, in their neighborhoods and at the sanctuary.

BNC is a collaborative, forward-thinking teamthat values sharing information and life-long learning. As a community, we hold ourselves to high-standards of performance. Equity and inclusion are guiding principles in every aspect of our work.

The Opportunity

In this full time, 40 hour position, each week you teach in BNC’s Boston School Environmental Initiative. You model, mentor, and coach classroom teachers in the use of hands-on/minds-on, inquiry-based teaching methods utilizing outdoor classrooms, and neighborhood green spaces to integrate science and the environment throughout their curriculum. You also teach three classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the Boston Green Academy a curriculum that focuses on sustainability principals and climate change. You may also guide school field trips, lead public programs, support the summer camps, and engage with our surrounding communities.


Must Haves:

· A love of nature and teaching outdoors with children of varied backgrounds ages 3-18.

· Strong community engagement and organizational skills.

· An innovative and open approach for continued growth and impact of environmental educational programming for Boston.


· Teach environmental education programming that is age-appropriate and culturally responsive.

· Develop curricula, instructional materials, and other educational resources.

· Evaluate educational programs based on Mass Audubon and BNC philosophy and priorities.

· Collaborate with other Mass Audubon educators to deliver quality programming and actively participate in statewide education meetings, work groups and professional development trainings.

· Assist in sanctuary ecological research, inventories and monitoring, and incorporate knowledge into programs.


· BA or BS in environmental education, environmental studies, biology or earth science with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in environmental education or Master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Familiarity with inquiry-based learning and be able to develop curricula aligned to city and state standards.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently, along with demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment.

· Demonstrated ability to promote, embrace, and respect ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity and to accommodate physical and intellectual disabilities.

· Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with full-time and excellent benefits.

Salary ranges from $40,000 to $45,000.
How To Apply:

Greater Boston residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially.

Are you interested in joining our team? Send résumé and cover letter to:
Erin Kelly
Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Boston, MA 02126 Subject line: TN Position

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Apply by:
December 31, 2019
$40,000 to $45,000
About this Organization:
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon is now one of the largest and most prominent conservation organizations in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit