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Part-time Naturalist

Mt. Pleasant SC

Friends of Coastal South Carolina has immediate openings for part-time, experienced naturalists to teach in our environmental education programs.


The ideal applicant should have:

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Science Education, Environmental Science or a related field with at least two years of experience teaching in an environmental education setting;

An understanding of current environmental education trends, relevant SC State standards for education, and current conservation issues.

A strong knowledge of our local ecosystems (especially salt marsh,freshwater wetlands and longleaf pine forests);

Proven ability to manage volunteers and interns, interact with teachers and conduct classes in a safe outdoor learning environment.

Basic technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Additional Requirements:

Must be creative, flexible, and self-motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and deal with daily challenges (this is a very independent position).

Must pass a federal criminal background screening.

Must be able to work outside and stand/walk on trails in all seasons for long periods of time.

Must be willing to handle and care for educational animals, including turtles, snakes and a small alligator.

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Must have a valid driver’s license.


Salary range begins at $15 per hour.

Send brief cover letter (one page maximum), resume (no more than two pages) and three professional references to Grace Gasper, Executive Director, at grace@sccoastalfriends.org

Please submit all materials together as a single Word or PDF document labeled as first name. last name. Please put naturalist application in the subject line.

Posted March 5, 2018

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