Environmental Education Jobs

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Job, Intern, & Volunteer Positions

AEEA features job, intern, and volunteer positions around the state in the environmental and outdoor education field. We also include positions of our organizational members that are slightly outside the environmental education field.

We encourage all posted positions to include an hourly wage or salary range.

Inquiries about open positions should go directly to the organization with the open position.

Posting positions is open to all organizations in environmental education and related fields. As a benefit to our organizational members, posting is free. Other organizations may post for a small fee for 60 days. Those interested in posting should contact AEEA at info@arkansasee.org.

Environmental Education Employment Opportunities

Coordinator of Science, Environmental Literacy, Outdoor Education, and Advanced Programs

  • Position Title: Coordinator of Science, Environmental Literacy, Outdoor Education and Advanced Programs
  • Reports To: Executive Director of Curriculum Innovation and Design
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Classification: Licensed
  • Amount of Travel: Minimal
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Level: District Support
  • Work Schedule: 245 Days
  • Date Created: May 2023
  • Salary Range: $62,900.53 to $103,464.79

 Position Summary

The North Little Rock School District (NLRSD) is seeking exceptional applications for the leadership position of Coordinator of Science, Environmental Literacy, Outdoor Education, and Advanced Programs. This newly reorganized role is to serve as the district expert on science education, environmental literacy education, and outdoor education to propel the NLRSD efforts to ensure every child is future-ready. Also, this position will serve as the district expert for efforts to reimagine and promote equity and excellence in advanced and gifted education by increasing academic access and opportunities for all students. The position is responsible for coordinating and supervising the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive Prek-12 science, environmental literacy, outdoor education, and advanced and gifted programs that vertically align to improve teaching and learning. Through a lens of equity, structures, culture, and leadership, provides supervision of the programs with a focus on improved student performance and building the professional capacity of classroom teachers and school-based leaders. The primary work of the coordinator will ensure a high level of instructional leadership to create systems, structures, processes, and procedures to eliminate gaps in student learning through equity practices.

Expanded Details and Application Information – North Little Rock School District website


Illinois River Watershed Partnership – Youth Education and Citizen Science Specialist

The Youth Education and Citizen Science Specialist will implement science-based education programming for primary, middle and high-school students throughout the Illinois River watershed. S/he will expand on existing and develop new ways of engaging youth and adults in water quality and watershed management learning that leads to conservation outcomes and water quality improvements throughout the watershed. This key member of the team will work with school teachers, school administrators, volunteers, and partner organizations to develop, plan and implement programming in both indoor and outdoor settings. Work will be performed under general direction of the IRWP Executive Director. This position will be based in Cave Springs, Arkansas.


  • Plan and implement field trips and mobile learning labs in coordination with local schools and IRWP team members and/or volunteers.
  • Develop nature-based learning experiences that align with math and science standards in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, and analysis of water quality monitoring studies that help advance understanding and opportunities for improving water quality and watershed management.
  • Lead implementation of a volunteer monitoring program by recruiting volunteer teams and quality assurance in water sampling protocol.
  • Develop data analysis and visualization for water quality and watershed monitoring.
  • Information on IRWP youth education programming is available at https://www.irwp.org/youth-education and information on our past and current water quality work is available at https://www.irwp.org/water-quality-monitoring.


  • Promotes IRWP, its mission, and membership (e.g., develop relationships with sponsors, ask businesses and people to become sponsors, speak as an ambassador of IRWP)
  • Serves as the primary lead for at least one River Clean-up each year
  • Actively seeks professional development opportunities and works to be the expert in their field
  • Attends and actively participates in weekly staff meetings
  • Conducts weekly or bi-weekly meetings with his/her supervisor as needed
  • Attends Board Meetings
  • Collaborates with staff and partners to create strong working relationships that advance the mission of the organization


  • A bachelor’s degree in science and/or education (Master’s degree preferred) with at least three years of directly relevant experience in primary and/or secondary science education and/or other relevant field to the essential functions listed above.
  • Knowledge of various aspects of watershed resources management, citizen science and/or water quality monitoring.
  • Familiar with field methods of evaluating water chemistry, habitat assessment, and biological assessment.
  • Experience with basic computer applications such as Word, Excel, Office and PowerPoint required as well as experience with GIS, R, Tableau or other software a plus.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We know that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At IRWP we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t exactly align with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role.

COMPENSATION: This is a full-time salaried position. The proposed salary range is $48,000 to $53,000 but will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The following are included in the benefits package: health care insurance reimbursement, 120 hours personal time off, Simple IRA retirement plan with 2% employer contribution after one year, and flexible work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@irwp.org, with “Youth Education and Citizen Science Specialist” in your subject line. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2023.


Ozark Natural Science Center Teacher Naturalist (TN)

Position Type: Seasonal

Start Date: varies, depeding on season
Mid-August through mid-December, mid-February through mid-May, and mid-May through mid-July

Join the ONSC team of Teacher Naturalists (TNs)! TNs take students into the Ozarks for overnight wilderness immersion programs. For many students, this is a trip that changes their life and opens their eyes to how the natural world is connected and essential for human survival. TNs help students understand nature through hands-on science, inspire appreciation of nature through explorative play, and teach stewardship through a love of the natural world

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach, manage, and lead groups of program participants of any age both in the field
    (guided hikes) and the classroom. Student program participants are generally in 5th
    • Participate in staff training/enrichment sessions for field staff and general ONSC staff
    training and information sessions
    • Assist with the on-going development and refinement of current ONSC educational
    programs and the development of new programs as assigned
    • Reside on-site during the overnight stays of students if they are scheduled for the
    programming of those students
    • Console homesick student participants during overnight field trips and provide first-aid to
    injured/sick students
    • Provide logistical and supervisory support for ONSC programs and participants, including
    during ONSC meals, student/guest orientation, and the maintenance of facilities and
    • Ensure, at all times, the safety of students and peers and other ONSC guests to the best
    of your ability
    • Knowledgeably use, maintain, and return all teaching and safety equipment assigned at
    the time of your departure
    • To be maintained in an appropriate manner, staff housing is provided for you during your
    time of employment at ONSC
    • Provide on-call availability for emergencies during the entirety of your scheduled


  • BS/BA degree required. Degrees in environmental or natural science (i.e. biology,
    geology, environmental science, ecology) preferred.
    • Passion for the ONSC mission and genuine appreciation for the natural world and
    • Demonstrated time management skills
    • Great speaking and oral presentation skills
    Physical ability to hike long distances, over uneven terrain, in all seasons and varying
    weather conditions
    • CPR & basic First Aid and Wilderness First Aid (provided onsite for no cost)
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Desire to continually develop as both an educator and a naturalist


  • Competitive hourly rate plus room and board:
  • Staff housing provided with all utilities
  • Meals provided when programming is in session
  • Training opportunities including certifications (CPR, WFA, and CIG) paid for entirely or
    partly by ONSC for employees
  • An opportunity to share your love of the natural world with an amazing and supportive
    team of naturalists while sparking and feeding the love of nature in the next generation –

Detailed Description and Application Information 

    Environmental Education Intern Opportunities
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    Join an AEEA Action Team

    AEEA Action Teams provide assistance and support for the planning and implementation of events and programs. Joining an Action Team is a great way to support AEEA’s mission, connect with other professionals, and build skills. Action Teams currently looking for additional members are the EE Awards Team and the Development Team. Contact us at info@arkansasee.org if you would like to learn more.

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