Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a nationally recognized leader in environmental education for people of all ages, seeks an environmental educator to teach at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale, CO and at field sites in and around the Roaring Fork Valley.
ACES is a nonprofit environmental science education organization. Since 1968, ACES has inspired a lifelong commitment to the Earth by providing innovative and immersive programming for all ages. We have three locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch and Catto Center at Toklat. Our programs reach more than 140,000 individuals every year, and focus on ecological literacy, regenerative agriculture, forest and ecosystem health, land restoration and environmental leadership.
ACES teaches in schools and at field sites from Aspen to Rifle, and provides youth camps, field trips, adult classes and guided hikes. ACES works diligently to directly affect environmental and climate change education, awareness and action. We also engage our community by hosting public lectures and events. ACES collaborates with land trusts, public agencies and other nonprofits to achieve our mission.
Please visit the ACES website for more information on our education programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Position begins January 5, 2023.
This position reports to the ACES School Programs Manager. The ACES Education Director and ACES Community Programs Senior Manager also provide management and support.
Rock Bottom Ranch (RBR) educators are based at ACES’ 113-acre ranch located in Basalt, Colorado. RBR educators teach at Basalt Elementary School, Crystal River Elementary School or Kathryn Senor Elementary School, and may assist at other school sites in the Aspen, Roaring Fork and Garfield Re-2 School Districts.
Hallam Lake educators are based at ACES’ 25-acre nature preserve located in Aspen, Colorado. Hallam Lake Educators teach at Aspen Elementary School or Basalt Elementary School and may assist at other school sites in the Roaring Fork and Garfield Re-2 School Districts.
Educator positions may be housed at either the Hallam Lake preserve in Aspen, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt or the ACES Farmhouse in Carbondale. Travel throughout the Roaring Fork Valley is required.
Benefits and Compensation
Salaries begin at $25,000 with housing provided. If ACES housing is not provided, additional compensation will be offered. ACES’ benefit package includes include a medical insurance plan, dental insurance plan, matching retirement savings plan, health reimbursement account, flexible spending account, paid time off, a recreation benefit, and a discount on items in the ACES gift shops and on ACES classes.
Applications accepted until positions are filled. Please do not make any phone calls regarding this position.
ACES employees work with school children, therefore ACES conducts background checks for criminal history and motor vehicle records.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ACES does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
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