Environmental Educator

Part-Time, Seasonal

Reports to: Executive Director 
Job Type: Seasonal, temporary, part-time hourly, non-exempt
                    Hours vary by month, 25-40 hours/week guaranteed through August 2021
Job Status: Open, actively hiring 
Start Date: Immediate openings


General Description:
The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a private, not-for-profit facility located on a 64-acre campus in east central Florida, north of Vero Beach. ​The ELC was founded in 1988 by a group of environmentally conscious pioneers from the Pelican Island Audubon Society, who lived in our community and cherished the nature that thrives in the Indian River Lagoon. For over 31 years the ELC has served as the community’s premier nature center and environmental education provider. To learn more about our mission, programs, staff, board, and history explore This is a part-time, seasonal position, reporting to the Executive Director. Weekly hours vary depending on program/time of year with occasional night and weekend hours. Training provided.


Overall Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work with a team of dedicated and supportive environmental educators presenting standard-based curricula as well as less-structured, more student-driven programming. 


Primary Duties:

  • Teach standard-based environmental education programs for local schools.

  • Prepare and execute education programs for children, families, adults, school groups, homeschool groups, and birthday parties.

  • Lead approximately five sessions of summer camp throughout June, July, and August. Curriculum development may be needed.

  • Teach evening and over-night programs, on an as scheduled basis Friday nights + Saturday mornings.*As needed basis.

  • Lead and engage ELC volunteers and interns, district school teachers, and adult chaperones.

  • Work as a supportive member of the ELC education team.

  • Create education pieces for marketing and social media.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, education, or related science/natural resource field preferred.

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant teaching experience with youth audiences (informal, outdoor experience preferred).

  • Ability to manage children outdoors; must be able to observe student/camper behavior and implement appropriate behavior management techniques as needed. 

  • Love of the outdoors, knowledge of ecology, interest in natural history, and leader in sustainable living.

  • Basic knowledge of Florida ecosystems.

  • Current first-aid and CPR certified.

  • Current Life Guard certification preferred.


  • Excellent oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work outdoors under physically demanding conditions.

  • Enjoy working with children.

  • Enthusiasm for outdoor education.

  • Flexible and determined attitude.

  • Desire to work on a positive and supportive team.

  • Must be able to confidently paddle canoes and kayaks while leading groups.



Subject: ELC Seasonal Environmental Educator
Include: Cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone + email) for three professional references 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Electronic submissions preferred. No phone calls, please. Applicants must pass basic background screening prior to hire. Level 2 screening will be conducted after an offer has been made. 

Pay rate: $13-15 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. 


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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.


Phone: (772) 589-5050

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