Field Instructor (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:45pm

Organization: 

Address:

Jamestown, CO
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Cal-Wood Education Center is seeking energetic, flexible, hard-working, and motivated applicants for an exciting and rewarding field instructor position. Instructors are responsible for providing a fun and educational experience for a learning group made up of 10-15 students during each school’s visit. Typical programs are three-day / two-night programs with 4th – 6th graders. Our field instructors enjoy working in our 1,200-acre outdoor classroom with a team of other motivated individuals passionate about the outdoors, natural science, and education. We provide access to dynamic, hands-on science education in the field to students from all different backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a learning group made up of 10-15 students during each school’s visit. Typical programs are three-day / two-night programs with 4th – 6th graders.
  • Design, teach, and evaluate education programs in accordance with local curriculum standards.
  • Incorporate science, math, history, creative writing, art and teambuilding into each program as requested by school.
  • Work two meals and one night program (typically a night hike or campfire) each week. Note: Instructors are not asked to work overnight.

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • High level of personal motivation for continued learning, personal responsibility for individual projects, and flexibility are necessary to meet the demands of a dynamic residential work schedule.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, natural resource management, education, outdoor education, or other related field), as well as two years experience in education.
  • Work and live with a team of other motivated and passionate staff to support operations of a small non-profit organization.
  • Ability to pass background checks.
  • Ability to hike 1-4 miles daily, lift heavy objects, and maintain a positive attitude outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • First Aid/CPR knowledge or willingness to get certified required. Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications a plus.
  • Spanish ability is highly desired, but not mandatory.

Position Start Date:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

Visit www.calwood.org to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Please send resume and cover letter to schoolprograms@calwood.org

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

Full-time instructors: $2,079/month, housing, and meals during programs.

After 90 days, employees qualify for 1/2 medical and full dental coverage.

Contact Name:

Jared Mazurek

Contact Phone:

(303) 449-0603 x. 1

Contact Email:

schoolprograms@calwood.org