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We are still seeking 2017 forest instructors for spring, summer and fall

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization in the Metro North Boston area. The Friends’ mission is to strive for the protection and harmonious use of the Fells, and to promote awareness, policies and programs that celebrate and preserve this public resource for current and future generations. The Friends relies primarily on volunteers and part-time staff to serve the community by providing educational and recreational programs in and about the Fells.

We are currently looking for qualified individuals for the following positions:


Summer Youth Positions Available 

Forest Kindergarten – Program Leaders (ages 4-5)
Forest Explorers – Program Leaders (ages 6-7)
Forest Adventurers – Program Leaders (ages 8-10)

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation (“Friends”)

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization in the Metro North Boston area. The Friends’ mission is to strive for the protection and harmonious use of the Fells, and to promote awareness, policies and programs that celebrate and preserve this public resource for current and future generations. The Friends relies primarily on volunteers and part-time staff to serve the community by providing educational and recreational programs in and about the Fells.

Job description

Friends of the Fells is seeking four summer youth program leaders: two to facilitate the morning and afternoon sessions of Forest Kindergarten (ages 4-6), and two for our new Forest Explorers (ages 7-9) and Forest Adventurers (ages 10-12) programs, which also run morning and afternoon.  Sessions will run from 9:30 am to noon and 1-3:30 pm, and leaders will serve for the day. Each of these programs is designed to meaningfully connect children with nature through experiential learning, and unstructured outdoor play. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about both nature and children to lead this outdoor summer program. If you are interested in leading any of these programs, or to read more about them, go to our website: www.friendsofthefells.org/youth-programs

Desired skills, experience and requirements

  • Knowledge and experience as a naturalist, scouting, and/or early-childhood educator
  • Passion for being outdoors, and for sharing nature with children
  • Basic knowledge of local flora and fauna (or the willingness to learn)
  • Energy and enthusiasm for playing, singing, and simply being outdoors with young children
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Certification or willing to become CPR/First Aid certified
  • CORI background check

Hours and compensation
This is a seasonal part-time position, hours vary but average M-F, 9am to 3:30pm with some exceptions.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Friends of the Fells Summer Youth Programs Coordinator, Ann Frenning Kossuth.


 

Volunteer Positions

In addition to these paid opportunities, we can always use more people involved in our work. Please check our Volunteer Opportunities page for information about how you can get involved.


 

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