Are you a child at heart that loves exploring moss-covered forests or turning over rocks in the stream to see what lives underneath? Join our creative and passionate team of Columbia Springs Educators and guide the next generation of nature explorers! If you want to make a lasting impact on kids in our community, this is the job for you. Columbia Springs is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting people with nature and inspiring stewardship.

Columbia Springs Environmental Educators support our education programs in a diversity of ways and should be enthusiastic about filling a variety of roles and learning new tasks quickly. A week in the life of an educator might include leading an ecosystem field trip for fifth graders at our 100-acre natural area, driving to a school the next day to lead a fish dissection for third graders, and the next day leading a bug program for 1st graders! After a program ends you may find educators cleaning microscopes, sweeping classrooms, and discussing how to adapt program materials to better meet the needs of students. Educators can also continue into summer by leading summer day camp groups, providing educational activities at community outreach events, and supporting our education programs in a variety of ways throughout the year.

To Apply:

Submit a single pdf that includes a cover letter sharing why you are interested in this position and how it will fit into your life, a resume with relevant experience and the contact information for two (2) references, preferably past supervisors, to Katherine Cory at If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to complete a background check and prepare a short teaching sample on the subject of your choice.

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Columbia Springs is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating, and promoting the best-qualified individuals for positions at all levels of the organization.

Columbia Springs is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability including sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Applicants of color, immigrants, and other underserved persons are encouraged to apply.