Employment Opportunities


Bluff Lake Nature Center is currently seeking an experienced, energetic environmental educator to lead students at our Nature Explorers after-school programs.

Bluff Lake is an outdoor classroom for thousands of students (Preschool- 6th Grade) each year, both during the school year and the summer months. Our unique oasis in the city literally brings curricula to life as students see, hear, smell and touch their lessons. In addition to our on-site environmental education programs, we offer an after-school program called “Nature Explorers” in local elementary schools. Nature Explorers uses exploration missions to help students engage with and learn from the natural world around their school. Student missions include Nature As an Artist, Looking at a Leaves, Waterways, Adopt a Tree and Crazy Clouds.


  • Teach and continue to develop and expand Nature Explorers After-School Program
  • Lead students using rapport-building and management skills to create an engaging and fun learning environment
  • Implement Bluff Lake’s inquiry-based educational philosophy and share our enthusiasm for student-led discovery
  • Develop and evaluate program curriculum
  • Demonstrate respect and knowledge about the environment, plants and animals around the Denver area
  • Perform other reasonable responsibilities as determined.


  • At least 21 years old with a background in science and/or environmental studies
  • Teaching experience with elementary and/or middle school aged students preferred
  • Background check and fingerprints submitted and cleared by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (BLNC helps and pays for this)
  • Passionate about Bluff Lake Nature Center’s mission and teaching environmental education to young people
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, patiently and professionally
  • Strong communication skills with adults and children
  • Team player, enthusiastic, organized, creative, critical thinker, and self-motivated
  • Reliable transportation to Bluff Lake and Denver Metro Area elementary schools


This is an hourly position averaging 10 hours per week during the school year, and paying $16 per hour. (More or less hours is based on education programs schedules). After school programs typically run between 3pm-5pm on selected afternoons. The ideal candidate is also available to work at most Bluff Lake community events as well as attend staff meetings monthly. This position has room to expand into other education programs in the spring and summer months.


Please send a resume and names of three references to: Fran Taffer, Education Program Outreach Coordinator, ftaffer@blufflake.org.


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