Employment and apprenticeship Opportunities
Environmental Educator -
Schools Team Leader


We are currently seeking a full-time, experienced and passionate environmental education professional. Under the supervision of the Medical Clinic and Education Program Director (MCEPD), the Environmental Educator- Schools Team Lead (EE-STL) assists with coordinating booking, promoting, presenting, creating displays and materials, administrative support, and ambassador care and enrichment for the Education Program. The EE-STL is also responsible for representing CFW and providing tours and attending fundraising events where appropriate. The EE-STL serves as a member of the CFW team and will  provide the MCEPD and Marketing and Outreach Coordinator with support in all aspects of the Education program as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, along with a natural curiosity for learning and growing. Candidates should display an ability to incorporate stories, statistics, current wildlife challenges, and opportunities for citizen stewardship in spoken and written word, along with specific knowledge of New England Wildlife- ranges, diets, habitats, current challenges, research, and management practices. BA / MS from a four-year college or
university in the fields of environmental education, environmental science, wildlife ecology, biology, or zoology preferred. 1-2 years of experience in environmental education required. Experience creating
curriculum based on STEAM and NGSS standards a plus. Due to the nature of programming, some nights
and weekend work is a must.

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To apply for this position, please review the complete position description, then send cover letter and resume to:

Shelley Spanswick, Medical Clinic and Education Program Director, staffing@thecenterforwildlife.org.

Education and Outreach Program Director


We are currently seeking an experienced education director to join our growing education team. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Education and Outreach Program Director (EOPD) oversees all operational aspects of the environmental education and outreach programming including: staffing, offsite and onsite programming, visitor experiences, ambassador training and enrichment, earned income events, and budgeting goals. With commitment to best practices and in collaboration with the Leadership Team, the Education and Outreach Program Director is responsible for contributing to and implementing strategic growth for CFW’s programs; including identifying education project-based funding and partnership resources, establishing annual program goals, and performing workload analysis as needed. The EOPD is also responsible for upholding Center for Wildlife’s positive work culture, and its overall financial health. The position has direct responsibility for supervising up to 4 employees, and indirect responsibility of supervising volunteers. 

The ideal candidate with have a Bachelor's in Education, Communications, Environmental Science, Wildlife Ecology, Captive Wildlife Care and Husbandry, or a related field of expertise is preferred. 3-5 years in program management at a non-profit organization is required. 3-5 years of experience with
environmental education is a must. Experience at a nature center or with interpretive trails, signage, or exhibits is a plus. Combination of education and experience required performing the duties of the assigned position.

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To apply for this position, please review the complete position description, then send cover letter and resume to:


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applications for 2021-FULL

The Center for Wildlife Medical Clinic Apprenticeship offers practical, experiential learning opportunities in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic for those who already have experience working with wildlife. Some of the skills learned include providing wildlife hotline and admissions assistance, species identification, husbandry and handling techniques, medical exams and triage, feeding and fluid therapy techniques, outdoor cage and facilities maintenance,  and monitoring and evaluating patients throughout the rehabilitation process.

Medical Clinic Apprentices report directly to licensed staff and work closely with the medical clinic team in a more experienced and supervisory role, assisting with managing the center’s volunteers and seasonal Wildlife Care Interns. Training is provided as part of the apprenticeship program through workshops, hands-on experience, and supervisory responsibilities. Those that successfully complete the apprenticeship program will be in a position to pursue obtaining their own wildlife rehabilitation permit.

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Medical Clinic Apprenticeship