Great Lakes Ecological Management working in fenWork at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.  Each member of our team should be committed to this mission and should demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, KNC is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of a workforce that reflects the society in which we live. We encourage applications from candidates representing diverse backgrounds.

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Current Employment Opportunities
Nature's Way Preschool Teacher - Part Time

Summary of Position: Nature’s Way Preschool offers experiences found in child-centered programs such as discovery based learning through play, sensory exploration, large and fine motor activity, creative expression, and developing social skills. NWPs 30 acres of natural areas serve as an extension of the classroom, allowing children to experience daily nature hikes and nature play through the woods and along a creek. The naturalized playgrounds allow for digging, climbing, playing in the mud, and experiencing valuable risky play opportunities. Students spend at least half of their school session outside. Nature’s Way Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan. Classes are limited to 16 students and two teachers.

The Preschool Teacher position is a part time position co- leading the Pre-K classroom on Tuesday and Thursday. Staff hours are 8:00-4:30 from mid-August through early June. Preschool teacher responsibilities include preparing and leading classroom activities and lessons and maintaining a developmentally appropriate classroom. This is practiced within the philosophical guidelines of Nature’s Way Preschool in order to develop students’ relationship with the natural world. The preschool teacher will report to the Early Childhood Director and work collaboratively will all other KNC staff. KNC is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color. 

For more information and application instructions, view the entire job description here.

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