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Naturalist Educator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/2024 - 8/8/2025

Application window

6/20/2024 - 8/9/2024


Montpelier, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Climate Corps program supports the dual-goal approach to creating stable, affordable housing opportunities while preserving the natural and working landscape, all in the face of a changing climate.

Opportunity description

The goal of the Naturalist Educator position is to help us provide experiential and informational programs to help connect people with the natural world. This position will involve teaching in a variety of our youth programs as well as hosting and supporting public events and adult natural history programs on topics related to the candidate’s interests and experience.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Be US citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation or 17 years of age with verified parental permission; Be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards a GED as part of the service term; Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo an National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

A love of nature and interacting with children; Some teaching experience and strong public speaking skills; High comfort level serving outside in all weather conditions with groups; General knowledge of New England natural history; Ability to serve independently and as part of a team; Strong organizational skills and service ethic; Self-starter with strong initiative and follow through

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Outdoor