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Job Openings & Opportunities

Do you love working with children?  Do you love to be outdoors in all kinds of weather?  Do you understand how powerful natural exploration and child led learning are?  Then Nature Based Education might be for you!  Stay tuned for more opportunities on this page.

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Part-Time Nature Preschool Teacher (posted 5-1-2023) Dayton, OH

Are you passionate about nature-based, child-led education? Then join our teaching team at the Learning Tree Farm Nature Preschool where we are eager to share our passion for building a community of lifelong learners and lovers of nature in our Reggio-Emilia-inspired program. As a part of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with other educators who are passionate about engaging students in hands-on learning experiences while immersed in the 85+ acres of farm and woodlands of the Learning Tree Farm. This position includes team-teaching a mixed-age group of 15 students, 2 days a week and the 3rd day a week leading our Preschool Mini-Monday Classes, a child & caregiver nature-based educational experience on the Farm. (Additional hours are an option as part of the Learning Tree Farm Education Team if desired.) Applications will be reviewed as received up until June 2, 2023. Check out the full job description and application process on our website

Early Childhood Lab School Teacher (posted 5-1-2023) Cinncinati, OH

Serve as a lead/associate teacher in the laboratory child development center at the Arlitt Center for Education, Research, and Sustainability to demonstrate high-level early education teaching practices.  The Arlitt Center at the University of Cincinnati is seeking an Early Childhood Lab School Teacher who will plan, demonstrate, and disseminate best practices in early childhood education based on educational theory and research. You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. This position is full-time, 90% FTE, August-May, and 2 weeks in summer.  Here is a link to the full job description

Head of School & Lead Teacher (posted 4-7-2023) Dayton, OH

Trillium Nature School

The Board of Directors of Trillium Nature School is looking for motivated individuals to join a founding team of educators to establish the first year of Trillium Nature School for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the originating team of teachers for the first nature-based elementary program in the Miami Valley. Visit Trillium Nature School's website for job descriptions


Questions about the position(s) can be sent to with “Lead Teacher inquiry” or "Head of School inquiry" in the subject line.


To apply send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to

Outdoor Early Education Summer Program Leader Position Application (posted 3-29-2023) Cincinnati, OH

We are pleased to announce our Summer Outdoor Early Education Programs 2023! This is a wonderful opportunity for children to get outdoors and into nature! All applicants must be able to attend all of the dates listed in the application form. Please fill form out and we will contact you for an in-person interview.  Find application here.

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