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North Branch Nature Center seeks passionate, inspiring, and experienced educators and professionals to join the NBNC team. Please see our current employment opportunities below. Positions are open until filled unless otherwise specified. To apply, please send your application materials to the address indicated in the posting details.


Note: All employees of NBNC require proof of up-to-date COVID-19 immunization.

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Updated July 1, 2022

Applications Due: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and open until filled. Applications close by August 24th or earlier

Position runs September 12 2022 - August 18 2023

NBNC’s mission is to connect people with the natural world.  Our vision is a world in which people learn, teach, and play together in nature supporting healthy, resilient communities and ecosystems. 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. More Information and Application Instructions

North Branch Nature Center has an opening for a part-time Forest Preschool (FPS) Co-teacher to join our education team. At Forest Preschool, we spend 40-100% of the school day learning and playing outside in rain, shine, or snow, except in extreme weather conditions. The Forest Preschool Co-teacher works collaboratively with the FPS Lead Teacher and FPS Director to
facilitate child-centered play and learning with nature. The FPS Co-teacher will promote best practices of a nature-based early childhood program at NBNC. 

Applications Due: Open until filled

Compensation: $19/hour.
Hours: 24 hours/week with the potential to grow in the future.
Benefits: includes paid sick time, earned time off, and a retirement plan.
Reports to: Forest Preschool Director.
The School Year: The start date is August 16, 2022. We roughly follow the Montpelier/Roxbury school calendar.
Work Schedule: The hours for this position will include 3 full days per week (8 am - 4 pm)

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North Branch Nature Center has an opening for a part-time Forest Preschool (FPS) Aftercare teacher to join our education team. The Forest Preschool Aftercare Teacher works collaboratively with the FPS Director and FPS Teachers to facilitate child-centered play and learning with nature. Aftercare activities will include outdoor and indoor free play, snack, reading time, games, and arts and crafts. The FPS Aftercare Teacher will promote best practices of a nature-based early childhood program at NBNC. This position will include paid planning, setup, and cleanup time.

Applications Due: Open until filled

Compensation: $19/hour. 

Hours: 19 hours/week.  NBNC is open to 15-18 hours/week instead.

Benefits: If 18 or more hours/week, package includes paid sick time, earned time off and a retirement plan. 

Reports to: Forest Preschool Director.

The School Year: The ideal start date is August 16, 2022. We roughly follow the Montpelier/Roxbury school calendar.

Work Schedule: The aftercare program will run from 3:30-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday, and 12:30-5:30 pm on Friday**. The hours for this position are 3:00-6:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 12:00-6:00 pm on Friday**. 

**We encourage applicants to specify their preferred number of hours in their application materials. We are open to adjusting the length of Friday aftercare as needed.**

More Information and Application Instructions

Applications Due: ASAP
Start Date: June 27
End Date: August 19
CITs work for all five days of a week long camp session. A two-week minimum commitment is required. Maximum of four weeks.

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(COVID-19 vaccine recommended but not required for this position)

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7