The Wetlands Institute is currently accepting applications for the part-time and seasonal position of Seasonal Naturalist.

  • Assists the Director of Educational Program Development and other Education staff in teaching standardized programs to groups of students from grades preK-12. These programs include Wetlands Ecology, Barrier Beach Ecology, Cycles of Life, Beach Exploration, Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds, Turtle Talk, Marsh Critter Discovery Walk and Featured Environmental Education Field Trip Programs.
  • Helps with the supervision of student groups during breaks, in bathrooms, and in the Tidepool Shop.
  • Assists with maintenance of teaching supplies, and preparation and cleanup of teaching materials before and after the program.
  • It is expected that this position will work no more than 25 hours per week from approximately mid-April to mid-June and mid-September to mid-November.


Education and Experience:
  • Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an ability or aptitude to perform the above and related duties. A college degree in biology and/or educational field or current enrollment in such a college level course of study is preferred.
  • Previous public speaking and/or teaching experience to a variety of groups ranging in all sizes and age levels is a plus.
Special Qualifications:
  • Must be able to work outdoors in mud, sand, shallow water, and insects.
  • Must be able to work in all conditions, including sun, rain, and wind.
  • Some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds) may be required.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a background check.


To apply please send cover letter and resume to Brooke Knapick, Director of Educational Program Development via email or USPS. Email is preferred. Application closes March 3, 2024.
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247

The Wetlands Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, The Wetlands Institute complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. The Wetlands Institute also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with all applicable laws.