Waquoit Bay Reserve Seeks Summer Science Teacher

EAST FALMOUTH – The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in East Falmouth is seeking a summer science school teacher.

Applicants should have experience teaching children in an outdoor setting to teach students from grades 2 through 12 from June through mid-August.

The pay scale for the position is between $550 and $700 per week. It is a seasonal contract position that does not provide any additional benefits.

The contract term beings at the end of June and continues through mid-August with training sessions to occur prior to the last week of June.

Duties include:

  • Attend up to three paid training/orientation sessions at the Waquoit Bay Reserve to work with

Science School Director and Reserve Education staff to plan, design and organize summer school


  • Plan and teach up to 7 week-long educational sessions for children in grades 2 through 12 that

encourage curiosity and passion in science and the natural world. This includes one overnight

experience on the Reserve’s property.

  • Conduct engaging, hands-on lessons and activities both in the classroom and within the Research

Reserve. Ecosystems include woodlands, salt marshes, the estuary and shorelines which include

Washburn Island.

  • Teach and demonstrate principles of sustainability and stewardship in all programs.

Plan, organize and conduct a weekly open house presentation for families to highlight student

activities and achievements.

  • Participate in a wrap-up meeting at the end of the season.

The schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience working with children in the classroom as well as outdoor education and

field experience.

  • Current CPR/ First Aid certification required prior to start date.
  • Must be knowledgeable about marine biology and coastal ecology, in particular estuaries and salt

marsh ecosystems, and comfortable working in the field and handling live marine invertebrates.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to waquoitbayreservefoundation@gmail.com.

The application deadline is March 1.

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