Job Opportunities

North Shore Nature programs is seeking individuals interested in helping us provide an experiential nature-based after school experience for our students! We offer a fun, warm, accepting, and energetic workplace, and a commitment to providing you with the training and support you need to succeed and grow in your position (and career)!



Job Description

The Assistant Educator position is a part-time (up to 20hr/wk) seasonal position. As assistant educator, you will help plan and lead daily activities for students ranging in age from 6-12 years old at a nature-based after school program.  These programs emphasize exploration, group cooperation, nature study, and experiential learning.  Activities could include: short hikes, fishing, shelter building, inclusive games, art, and nature crafting.  Assistant educators will be confident in their interactions with children, as well as parents, and will be eager to share their joy of nature with all program participants.  Assistant educators will work in conjunction with the Program Director and Lead Educator to provide a safe and optimal experience for all children under their supervision.


Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or have a less traditional background.



Required Qualifications

  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and caring personality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and fellow staff members.
  • Comfort working outside in all types of weather.
  • Ability to hike 1-2 miles every day and the physical capacity to participate in a variety of games and outdoor exploration activities.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with children in some capacity.


Skills/Experience You Will Gain

  • Learn effective behavior management techniques for children (and adults!)
  • Learn about local ecosystems and the plants and animals that make them home.
  • Develop interpersonal skills through collaborative work and interactions with campers and parents.
  • Learn effective and engaging activities that can be used with children in a variety of settings.
  • A commitment from NSNP to assist you in your career/schooling in any way we can during the non-summer months!



Monday – Thursday; 3pm-5:30pm



Monday – Thursday

Programs start in September and run through early June with breaks for school vacation weeks.


$15-17/hr based on experience.  No benefits are available.


To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Andrew Prazar: