Winter / Spring 2022
NYC H2O is seeking part-time Environmental Educators to lead in-person field trips and virtual lessons to school groups. The in-person field trips include historic reservoirs, wetlands and beaches in NYC parks. The 8 sites are: Central Park Reservoir in Manhattan; the Ridgewood Reservoir and Plumb Beach in Brooklyn; Jerome Park Reservoir & the High Bridge in the Bronx; and Silver Lake Reservoir & Lemon Creek in Staten Island and Baisley Pond Park in Queens. Descriptions of our virtual offerings can be seen here.
Field guides receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the following:
- Attending 6 training sessions – on-site + virtual training (to master the content for at least 2 online lessons and 2 reservoirs/sites)
- Apprenticing on any combination of 4 on-site tours or virtual lessons with an experienced guide
- Leading any combination of 6 field trips or virtual lessons during winter/spring 2022
Field trips last approximately two hours and take place from 10:30am – 12:30pm Monday thru Friday. Spring Session begins at the end of March and ends in the beginning of December.
Virtual lessons last from 40 minutes to 90 minutes and take place anytime during school hours.
Applicants should be comfortable leading school groups of grades 2 – 12; have an interest in NYC history, geography, and ecology; and like to teach outdoors. Experience with Zoom and ArcGIS a plus. Training is provided and begins in March and continues throughout the season.
Following the successful completion of the training program outlined above, H2O will likely offer the opportunity for continued educational work at a competitive rate commensurate with the candidate’s pedagogical skills.
Applicants should email their cover letters and resumes to [email protected]