Environmental Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:00am



United States

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Fenton Ranch is a residential environmental education facility.  It is located in a beautiful canyon in the Jemez Mountains 80 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fenton Ranch offers many lessons and activities that encourage growth for youth ages 5 to 11, such as exploring nature, fishing, hiking, canoeing, as well as arts and crafts. These experiences help to foster respect and an appreciation for the natural world. Fenton Ranch encourages youth to grow as an individual by facilitating experiences that foster independence, self-confidence, and creative thinking. The mission of the Fenton Ranch program is to provide all students with yearly environmental education experiences. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and facilitate a variety of environmental science lessons. 
  • Lead and facilitate a variety of outdoor activities, such as: canoeing, hiking, archery, camping, campfires, noncompetitive games, fishing, and exploring. 
  • Lead and supervise a variety of residential camp activities, such as: meal time, clean-up activities, journaling, free time activities, craft projects, and bedtime. 
  • Complete logistical and maintenance requests, as assigned.
  • Play, laugh, and share in the joy of learning with very enthusiastic youth.

Other Position Logistics: All applicants will complete a background check. Housing is provided in a shared room in a rustic cabin on the property. Pets are not permitted. Fenton Ranch is in a remote part of the Jemez Mountains, so a car is helpful. There is a desktop computer and a home phone for calls, but there is no wifi or cell phone reception.  The staff is small and is expected to work and live cooperatively.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma, preferred bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, and cooperation skills 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several major activities simultaneously
  • Experience with teaching or leading elementary aged children
  • Experience or an interest in outdoor recreation activities: hiking, biking, camping, canoeing
  • Appreciation for the natural world and an interest in teaching environmental education 
  • Comfortable working outdoors, including warm and cold weather, rain and sun 
  • Applicants should be reliable, mature, enthusiastic, creative, and independent 
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license 

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Kichler, Director of Fenton Ranch, at skichler@manzanodayschool.org

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Compensation Information:

Position Compensation: Individuals are given full room and board, travel reimbursement of $150, and hourly pay starting at $9.50 per hour.

Contact Name:

Stephanie Kichler

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