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Nature Stewards Course Facilitator - Daylesford / Beveridge / Woodend

Victorian National Parks Association

Work with our Nature Stewards program to deliver group adult environmental education training in Daylesford, Beveridge, and Woodend locations.

This is a unique opportunity for a leader with a positive and enthusiastic approach to further the Nature Stewards mission of supporting community to connect with nature through education and volunteering.

In this contract role you’ll teach adults and:

  • support the wellbeing of community and the natural environment
  • build confidence and capacity to act for nature
  • facilitate groups
  • enliven theory with discussion, activities, and sharing with peers
  • meet a lovely network of people within local community and environmental sector.

Facilitators Skills and Attributes

  • Education training and/or relevant teaching experience
  • Experience facilitating adult or community programs
  • A background in environmental science (e.g. ecology, biology, zoology, plant science, geology, physical geography), conservation and land management/natural resource management work, other relevant training
  • Comfort, or willingness to teach via online platforms, should the situation arise
  • Ability to work as a contractor with own ABN
  • Current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC)/willingness to obtain WWCC
  • High degree of organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and think on the fly
  • Proficient in (or willingness to learn) Microsoft Office Suite, and Zoom
  • Current first aid training is desirable
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of VNPA and the Nature Stewards Program.

Required contract hours

Each Nature Stewards course runs for 10 sessions. The typical weekly presentation is one three-hour session with an additional paid hour of preparation per session. The Facilitator will be required for one or more of the field sessions. Programs typically run over 12 weeks (no sessions run on public holidays). Prior to commencing a program, there will be a requirement to attend meetings, induction training, class observation, and class venue induction/s. Approximately 50 hrs maximum.

This is a contract position, March-May 2024.

See attachments:

  • Facilitator Guidelines
  • Facilitators' Rates of payment

Further information

For enquiries please contact the Nature Stewards Coordinator [email protected] using the subject line: Nature Stewards Course Facilitator - Daylesford / Beveridge / Woodend enquiry via EthicalJobs or 03 9341 6500.

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