Environmental Educator

Website PEEC

About PEEC: PEEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit funded by donations, memberships, grants, and contracts for services. Our mission is enriching people’s lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains and skies. We are the operators of the Los Alamos Nature Center in Los Alamos, NM. Our website is www.peecnature.org.


Job Summary: Deliver high-quality, mission-driven, hands-on environmental education programs to students in grades pre-K-12 from northern New Mexico, specifically Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Sandoval Counties.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@pajaritoeec.org.

Salary, Hours, and Benefits: This position is hourly, and works around 30 hours per week, with seasonal fluctuations. The starting rate of pay is $19 – $21 per hour, depending on qualifications. Occasional weekend and evening work is required. Our employee benefits may be viewed here: https://peecnature.org/about/policies.

At PEEC, we work hard but we know that family and life come first. We help each other and cover for each other.

PEEC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants that help us achieve our goal of having a workforce with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.

Desired Competencies:

Energetic and hardworking; excited about sharing nature and the outdoors with children
A strong communicator, verbal and written
A responsible, independent self-starter
Able to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision
Organized and able to juggle complicated schedules
Comfortable working in an outdoor setting for prolonged periods, in all types of weather

Required Qualifications:

Experienced in teaching, designing, and implementing programs for grades pre-K to 12

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of experience in environmental education, natural science, outdoor recreation, education, or a related field or degreed from an accredited college/university in these areas
Experienced in working with diverse communities of learners
Connected to northern New Mexico communities in PEEC’s service area, including Española Valley and northern New Mexico Pueblos

Key Areas of Responsibility

Pre-K-12 Teaching

Teach PEEC education programs for grades pre-K to 12, including classroom lessons and field trips to the nature center and public lands for schools in surrounding counties
Work with PEEC education staff to develop and lead outreach education programs on a variety of topics, including sustainability and resource conservation
Track education program data

Out of School Time Programs

Teach out-of-school-time programs, such as after-school clubs, summer camps, birthday parties, scouting badges, private visits, and summer camp groups
Coordinate PEEC birthday party programming
Distribute and collect evaluations for out-of-school-time programs
Track out-of-school-time programs data

Nature Center, Outreach,and Events

Staff PEEC booth, communicate with the public, and lead instructional activities  at events
Attend and participate in annual PEEC events such as Earth Day, Bear Fest, and PEECnic
Act as Staff on Duty during some open hours at the nature center
Act as a representative of PEEC at local and regional events, fairs, festivals, and STEAM days
Attend weekly staff meetings


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@pajaritoeec.org

PEEC is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination against and harassment of, any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, qualified individuals with a disability on the basis of the disability, or any other category which may be protected under applicable state or federal law.

To apply for this job email your details to jillian@peecnature.org