Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

Job Postings

Director of Marketing and Development

The Director is responsible for marketing communications and all donor engagement activities for Earthplace. Reporting to the Director is a full-time marketing and events manager and one part-time development associate. The Director’s primary responsibilities are the organization’s individual, corporate, and foundation giving, donor relations and special events, as well as oversight of marketing and brand communications. This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the senior leadership team.

Learn more about the position, qualification requirements, and benefits here

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@earthplace.org.

Summer Camp Counselor:

Join the Summer Camp staff for Summer Camp 2019 at Earthplace! The camp begins June 10th and runs until August 9th.

Primary responsibilities include:

Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Assure that campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

  • Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities.

  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

  • Provide for a progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.

  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.

  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by Health Care Manager.

  • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with camp health manager and/or camp director when appropriate.

  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.

Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

  • Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

  • Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.

  • Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

Please note, Lead Counselors must be at least 18 years or older and Assistant Counselors must be at least 16 years or older.

To apply, please complete this form and email it to summercamp@earthplace.org

Job Posting Assistant Teacher

Earthplace Preschool offers a unique brand of nature-based preschool in Westport, CT. The preschool uses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) concepts in all areas of our curriculum with an emphasis on nature. Each day children learn through exploration, investigation and experimentation! The children construct their own learning using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation.

Our new program for infants and toddlers called The Nest at Earthplace promises the same high quality of care and innovation. Teachers are given extensive professional development experiences, and trainings. At Earthplace, we encourage and expect teachers to increase their knowledge and facilitate the learning of young children!

Required Qualifications:

Assistant Infant/Toddler Teacher - Entry-Level;

  • ECE courses and/ or 2 years working with toddlers and/or preschoolers.

In addition, we are looking for:

  • A passion and commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of young children and families.
  • Hard-working, reliable and desire to learn
  • Working knowledge of CT Statutes and Regulations, NAEYC criteria, and the CT ELDS
  • Positive Attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Computer Literacy

One position available.


12:15 PM to 6:00 PM

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Earthplace provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination.

Download an application here
Please send cover letter, resume, and completed application to Amee Borys at a.borys@earthplace.org (no calls please).

Animal Care Technician 
The Animal Care Technician is a part-time position working 19-23 hours per week. The position’s role is part of a cohesive team that cares for our animals and provides experiential nature education to children and adults through organized programs and visitor experiences. Please send cover letter and resume to: 
Becky Newman at b.newman@earthplace.org 

Click here for more information. 

Naturalist Internship (unpaid)

Gain experience in environmental education programming, animal care and trail maintenance.
Click here for more information.


Other Employment Opportunities

We often look for qualified candidates to fill a variety positions. If you're interested in being a part of our Animal Hall, Visitor Services team or education programs, please submit your inquiry. If a position opens, we will make every effort to contact you.
Click here to fill out our Employment Interest Form.


The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action.

 In compliance with all federal and state legislation and regulations regarding non-discrimination, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.