Earth Sciences Instructor

Our organization is seeking an energetic, creative and motivated Earth Sciences Instructor for year-round employment in a dynamic, team-based environment.


Date posted

May 4, 2023 1:15 pm

Application deadline

June 4, 2023 5:00 pm


Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy


  • United States

Job description

The mission of Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy is inspiring today’s children to invent tomorrow. Our organization is seeking an energetic, creative and motivated Earth Sciences Instructor for year-round employment in a dynamic, team-based environment. 

In this role, the primary responsibility is creating and delivering innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences for K-8 students at Talcott Mountain Academy, as well as TMSC’s outreach and co-curricular programs. Instruction will include classroom, lab, and field settings on campus and at off-site locations; occasional evenings and weekend days may be required, and the summer months are among TMSC’s busiest. Additional responsibilities may include maintaining materials, equipment, and spaces relative to the Earth Sciences program; participating in and leading professional development opportunities; contributing to organization-wide initiatives and teams; and other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will be an innovative and inspiring educator with expertise in one or more of the following scientific areas: geology, meteorology, or alternative energies. In addition to at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, the successful candidate will possess solid classroom, group instruction, and/or outreach experience, along with the ability to differentiate instruction to meet students’ needs. Teaching certification is not required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license, have access to reliable transportation, and successfully complete a background check. 

Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups, welcoming faculty and staff from all backgrounds and perspectives. We do not permit and will not tolerate discrimination in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. 

Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy’s campus is located in Avon, CT with beautiful mountaintop views of the surrounding area. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications. Please email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to The subject line of the email should be “Earth & Environmental Sciences Instructor.” No phone calls please. 

Job Type: Full-time; 12-month; Exempt

Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy
Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 324 06001