Positions Available at the New Canaan Nature Center

Preschool Teachers – Full time & part-time

The New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, a nature based, NAEYC accredited preschool is seeking dynamic and experienced full-time and part-time teachers. Candidates must have a Bachelors or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education or presently enrolled in a program. Master’s degree is highly beneficial. Experience teaching in nature and play based programs with young children a must. Successful candidate will possess outstanding skills as part of a teaching team and to meet the needs of a class of 3 or 4 year olds. This teacher will be outside every day with the class in all kinds of weather on our 40-acre nature preserve. The NCNC Preschool is looking for a dedicated, compassionate and caring individual who enjoys working with young children in a nature-based preschool environment.

These positions begin August 25, 2014 to May 22, 2015. Additional income is available with work in our vacation programs and summer camp.

Please send an email with cover letter, resume and two references to Marianne Kay, Preschool Director mkay@newcanaannature.org

Adventure Camp Instructors

We seek energetic and charismatic individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have experience working with children to join our Summer Camp team. Our camp programs aim to get children and youth "unplugged" from electronics and other indoor activities through sustainable, exciting, hands-on explorations in the outdoors. Our Summer Camp serves approximately 1,000 children, ages 3-14, through half-day, full-day, and overnight nature adventure programs. It's our goal to "Leave No Child Inside" this summer as a world of adventure awaits outside the door!


To apply please fill out application and submit to Summer Camp Director at camp@newcanaannature.org You may also include cover letter, and resume if so desired.

Questions? Please contact Summer Camp Director at (203) 966-9577 x38 or camp@newcanaannature.org

Click here for Camp Staff Application

The New Canaan Nature Center, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.