Job Opening: Education Specialist

Save The Bay

Save The Bay

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024


Education Specialist


Director of Education


Save The Bay is seeking a full-time dedicated and passionate, environmental educator to join our team. Save The Bay’s education program is a year-round environmental education program that aims to connect students and people from all over the watershed to Narragansett Bay through hands-on mission-based programming. We work with 12,000 (K-12) students annually through our school day and afterschool programming and an additional 50,000+ people through our public programs including our seal tours, lighthouse cruises, summer camps and our Hamilton Family Aquarium in Newport. This position is an entry-level position and is responsible for teaching, leading and developing education programs. Instructional assignments are held in a variety of settings, including classrooms, field and coastal locations, on-board one of our Coast Guard-certified education vessels and at our education centers in Providence, Newport and Westerly. Participants range from K-12 students, college students and adults. Occasional weekend work is necessary.


  • Participate as a core member of STB’s education team
  • Assist with development, implementation and revision of school day and afterschool programs in accordance with state standards
  • Teach school programs in a variety of settings including our Bay Center, Hamilton Family Aquarium, aboard our education vessels, along shorelines, in classrooms throughout our watershed during the school day and afterschool
  • Teach and lead our public programs including BayCamps, seal tours and lighthouse tours
  • Maintain and handle education equipment including classroom materials, field equipment, boat equipment, etc.
  • Work in cooperation with other Save The Bay staff on a project basis.
  • Work with Director of Education to further existing contacts and develop new contacts with local and state educational institutions
  • Support STB Habitat, Development, and Advocacy staff in order to integrate other STB project initiatives
  • Mentor and train per diem staff and interns


  • Demonstrated teaching and leading students in the outdoors
  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and efficiently complete varied tasks
  • Current First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certification preferred
  • Flexible and creative team member
  • Ability to handle physical demands of field programs including comfort working on boats
  • Available to work a varied schedule including weekends
  • BCI check required
  • Spanish speaking is a plus
  • This position requires random drug testing throughout the year
  • Ability to handle and work on small boats a plus


This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package


Please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to Bridget Prescott, Director of Education: at [email protected].

Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

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