Acorns Program Teacher

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $20 an hour



Start Date


Application Deadline



8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase
United States


We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher for Audubon Nature Preschool’s all outdoor Acorn program. Come join a warm and welcoming community committed to helping young children find the joy of wonder. We seek a strong candidate with experience working with very young children (ages 1-4), a love of nature and the outdoors, and a desire to help young children learn about and connect with the environment. Our play-based, nature-based program requires teachers who are active and comfortable exploring the outdoors in all types of weather. Flexibility, reliability, and ability to work on a team are key to the role. Natural history knowledge and experience is a plus. The Acorn Program is located at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


A degree in education or an education-related field

At least two years of experience working with young children

Ability to work outside in all weather conditions

Must pass FBI and State of Maryland Background Check

Desired Qualities

Create engaging and meaningful outdoor activities and experiences for children

Collaborate with a team to further develop our school’s nature-based curriculum

Interact, guide and play with the children at their physical level

Engage in positive interactions with students, parents and teaching team

Lead informal outdoor hikes and explorations for students and families

Outgoing, friendly, flexible and reliable

Organized and able to multitask

Excellent communication skills

General Schedule

This is a part-time teaching position for the 2018-2019 school year. Dates of employment are September 13, 2018 to May 31, 2019. Hours are Thursdays 9am to 12pm. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to Stephanie Bozzo at Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.