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

Assistant Teacher: The Nest

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


7:00 AM to 12:45 PM;
12:15 PM to 6:00 PM

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

Two positions available.To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Amee Borys at a.borys@earthplace.org

 Part-Time Graphic Designer

Earthplace is search for an energic, self-driven part-time graphic designer to join our Development Team. The position reports to the Director of Development and works closely with all members of the Development Team. Please click here to learn more about the position and necessary qualifications. 

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


Summer Camp Job Opportunities:

We are fully staffed for Summer Camp 2018. Please come back at the beginning of 2019 for Summer Camp 2019 opportunities.

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.