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Youth Programs Restoration Educator

Teaching Restoration

The Restoration Educator facilitates and teaches the Restoration of New York City’s Natural Areas, a college-level ecology course curriculum offered to students in our Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) and Forest Project internship programs. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to the email address below. Applications received by March 31, 2023, will be given preference.

Specific duties include:

  • Supervise and instruct a group of 10-15 students
  • Implementing all aspects of the course, including teaching lessons, leading in-class activities, evaluating students and conducting general course administration
  • Coordinate student’s summer-long final projects that incorporate field data collection and analysis with concepts learned in class.
  • Work with the Youth Programs Manager on adjusting or updating course curriculum when necessary


  • An undergraduate degree in Biology, Forestry, Environmental Science, or related natural sciences field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with ecological restoration and natural areas in and around New York City
  • Experience working with teens or young adults in a formal academic setting
  • Must be enthusiastic, organized, have strong interpersonal skills, and be flexible in handling different situations


Some portions of the program might take place virtually due to Covid-19. Typically, the Restoration Educator teaches primarily in Wave Hill’s Woodlands and Ecology Building (only accessible by stairs). When outdoors, the Restoration Educator should expect to traverse all of Wave Hill’s Woodlands, both on and off path. When not teaching, Educator may work in shared youth programs office space with other members of the team.

Schedule and Salary

This is a seasonal position paid by stipend, with flexible orientation in June and teaching two days per week in July and August. This position will receive a stipend of $5,000.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Wave Hill is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact