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.

Have a job opportunity to post?  Please email info@ohionaturebasededucation.com

Outdoor Assistant Teacher AND Assistant Teacher position 2 OPENINGS! (posted 3-28-22), Solon, OH

Play and Prep Preschool offers outdoor and traditional preschool classes for students that are 2-5 years old. The goal of our nature based program is to foster development of the whole child by tapping into their inherent connection to the natural environment. In his book Wild Play.  Our teachers encourage students to be curious, ask questions, gather information and construct their own theories of how the world works. The staff must have the ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens. They must also have the ability to multitask and manage multiple situations effectively. 

The Outdoor Co-Teacher position is available for an August 2022 start. 

For more information and detailed job descriptions, please email playandpreppreschool@gmail.com

Teacher for a combined 2nd/3rd grade classroom (posted 5-7-22), Troy, OH

The Overfield School is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, imaginative teacher for a combined 2nd/3rd grade classroom for the 2022-23 school year. The successful applicant will be well-versed in best practices for teaching early elementary students, and passionate about team-teaching utilizing the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
 

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is required. Current Ohio teaching license is highly preferred.
 

Skills/Experiences: Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, Experience teaching early elementary students
Interest in the arts and nature, and experience using these as an integrated part of the curriculum

Teachers teachers for our preschool classrooms 

The Overfield School is seeking enthusiastic, knowledgeable, imaginative teachers for our preschool classrooms for the 2022-23 school year. The successful applicant will be well-versed in best practices for teaching young children, and passionate about team-teaching utilizing the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred.
Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education is desired. Willingness to work both outdoors and  belief in the importance of active, play-based programs for young children, and an image of children as strong, capable, and deserving of having a central voice in their own learning is required.

Send letter of interest and resume to Beth Poronsky at bporonsky@overfield.org

Opportunity to start a Nature-Based preschool (posted 2-26-22) Sandusky, OH

 

A property owner is looking for someone interested in running a nature/farm/educational program on their 200 acre property in the Sandusky area.  Lots of animals, hiking, lake, cottages and events area.  Doing some fun farm "chores" could also be an idea. Collecting chicken eggs, brushing miniature ponies, filling up water buckets for goats etc.  They plan to put up a greenhouse and a playground at some point too.  If interested please reach out to downsonthefarmohio@gmail.com.

Part-Time Nature Preschool Teacher (posted 1-3-22), Centerville, OH

We are looking for a part time teacher for our nature preschool class!

Our teachers are passionate about early education, provide quality opportunities for play, are curious adventure seekers, & genuinely love the outdoors.

please email nicole@explorewildchild.com for further details

Board Member (posted 5-10-22) Columbus, OH

Red Oak Community School is looking for a new board member! Red Oak is a small, independent, urban, nature-based, K-5 school. The school provides a learner-centered approach to education where our kids are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, take academic risks and value other members of their community.  Our educators foster self-confidence and agency while learning to be stewards of our environment and to work for social justice in our community as a whole.

 

We're searching for a candidate who is passionate about our mission and interested in serving on a non-profit board. The open position is for Development Chair, who organizes and collaborates with our community members in fundraising $15,000 each school year. Board meetings (virtual for now) are the first Wednesday of every month at 6p.

 

Interested parties can reach out to our School Manager, Cheryl Ryan for more information! https://www.redoakcommunityschool.org/join-us