Contract Naturalist (Northern Virginia)

  • Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Rust Nature Sanctuary, Childrens Center Road Southwest, Leesburg, VA, United States
  • Mar 26, 2017
Contractor - Independent Consultant Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Teach and lead ANS environmental education programs including School Programs, Afterschool Nature Clubs, Nature Birthday Parties, Scouts, School's Out Nature Camps, and other special events throughout the Northern Virginia metro area. Most programs are led individually; leader is responsible for organizing materials, setting up room, leading program and cleaning room after the program. Some programs take place entirely outside and include the use of live animals. This position is based out of the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, VA.


Experience working with young children a must (Ages 3-11) Experience leading or assisting informal environmental education lessons/programs Ability to work outside in all weather conditions Must pass FBI and State of Virginia Background Check

Desired Qualities

Experience with natural history of Virginia Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting Experience handling live animals Ability to work independently Outgoing and friendly Organized and ability to multitask Excellent communication skills CPR/First Aid Certified (or the ability to become within 1 month of hire)

General Schedule

This is a contract position. Contract Naturalists are contacted on an as needed basis for programs during the week and over the weekend. Flexible and seasonal scheduling averages 2-15 hours/week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; 2-15 hours/month in the Winter. Programs may take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Casual, friendly work environment

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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$30 for a 1 hr program or $35 for a 1.5 hour program (pay is per program and includes prep time and clean up time after the program).