Field Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:00am

Address:

Florissant, CO
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

State/country/province of primary work location. Florissant, Colorado. Our center is located at an elevation of 8,600 feet on 6,000 acres in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado.  It is about 1 hour west of Colorado Springs and is surrounded by Pike National Forest and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

Brief overview of organization. High Trails is a residential outdoor education experience available to public and private schools in Colorado, typically serving students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. School groups attend for 3, 4, or 5, day periods, during which students are constantly engaged in learning, exploration, and fun. During their time here, students participate in Discovery Groups, with imaginative, creative curriculum focusing of increasing our curiosity, excitement for learning, and overall Sense of the Earth. In addition, students live together, share dining hall duties, cabin cleanup, and group projects to achieve a Sense of Community. Responsibility, leadership, new skills, self-reliance, wholesome fun, new friends, and love of simple enjoyment are the outcomes of an increased Sense of Self. All contribute to this valuable learning experience and help students achieve a greater Sense of Wonder about the highly interconnected and interdependent world in which we live.

Position qualifications. Our programs at HTOEC are in-depth and our days are full.  Because of this, we encourage hardworking applicants with college degrees, positive references from former employers and teachers, knowledge and experience in the outdoors and working with children.  Applicants must have a willingness to be a contributing member of the educational community and the desire to be a positive influence in the life of children.  And sorry, no pets.

Position responsibilities. Our outdoor education instructor position involves teaching students 2 ½ - 6 hour sessions in the outdoors, developing a community in student living quarters, facilitating our high school leadership program, and working closely with teachers from attending schools.

    All staff live on the ranch in one of several cabins or houses and work together to create a strong community.  When not in program with the students, all staff help with cleaning, maintenance, and other duties assigned to keep the lights on.

Dates of employment - March 23 - May 12, 2017

How to Apply:

Please visit the Employment page of our website: http://www.htoec.org/employment

Send us your resume, a cover letter, and our Employment Application (which you can download from our website) by February 25th, 2017

Contact our Director Patrick Perry at patrick@htoec.org or Assistant Director Sarah Krumholz at sarah@htoec.org for any questions.