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

Animal Care Technician & Animal Care Technician/Educator

We are looking to fill two positions immediately.

The Animal Care Technician and Educator is a full-time position working about 23 hours per week in Animal Hall and 14.5 hours in programs and exhibits. May vary week to week. Click here for more information.

The Animal Care Technician is a part-time position working 19-23 hours per week. Click here for more information. 

Both positions are 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. These positions report to the Director of Nature Programs with working hours that include weekend days. You should have a love for children and animals and be experienced in their care.

Please send cover letter and resume to: 
Becky Newman at b.newman@earthplace.org 


 

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.

Schedule:

12:15 PM to 6:00 PM

Salary:
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).

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.