Do you love nature, working with people and exploring new places? Building fires, debris shelters? Tracking wildlife or identifying native plants? Teaching kids? Guiding adventure trips? Are you a curious, lifelong learner?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, we want to meet you because WE ARE HIRING!
We also have lots of volunteer opportunities and are looking for naturalists, teachers, and those who love working in a learning environment outdoors.
Forest Schools & Public School Programs Job Openings:
Lead Educator (Forest School & In-School)
We are hiring both part-time and full-time positions for this role. At minimum, candidates would need to commit to one Tuesday or Thursday and one school program (during the day or after school). The start date for this position can be during summer camp or September 15.
Nature-Based Montessori Preschool Program
Together with Brixham Montessori Friends School and the Town of Kittery, White Pine Programs is exploring establishing a financially accessible, nature-based Montessori preschool program that would start in the fall of 2022. Brixham’s mission of honoring each child’s individuality, creativity and intellectual potential aligns well with White Pine’s environmental experiences that forge personal resilience, nurture community and promote lifelong caretaking of the natural world. High quality childcare is the backbone of a thriving community and we are actively hiring for this new collaborative.
Why White Pine?
Established in 1999, White Pine has evolved over the past two decades to become what it is today – a nature-based education organization. We began as a small group that offered forest school programs and have grown to now, in addition, offer a multitude of after school, weekend, family, teen and adult programs. In 2021, we also began working in our local schools, helping to integrate nature-based education practices into everyday curriculum at the elementary level.
Now, we have programs running more than 325 days per year and are looking to grow our staff! We are looking for good humans who have experience in nature, in early childhood education or in related fields. If you aren’t an expert naturalist, we can train you to build those skills! We value diverse backgrounds and believe that collectively our gifts will build a stronger team.
If you only have a few hours a week or a month, that’s OK, too! We’re looking for substitute teachers and occasional staff who believe in what we do and are excited to work outdoors.
Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reach out for a conversation. You can also call our office at 207-361-1911 and speak with one of our team members! We also have openings for regular and occasional volunteers – so reach out and let us know if you’d like to get involved!
PS – White Pine Programs is an at-will, equal opportunity employer