Open Air Classroom Field Teacher

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  • Teach hands-on, outdoor, ecology- lessons to grades K- 12 for day and overnight programs.
  • Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources. 
  • Participate in staff training and daily staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Participate in other program-related events and functions.
  • Contribute ideas for continual development of programs and to strengthen our teaching team.
  • Take part in routine tasks of cooking, gardening, cleaning and upkeep of program spaces to support the staff community.
  • Responsible for cabin-duties (student supervision) on some overnight programs.
  • Foster interpersonal relationships that reflect courtesy, civility and mutual respect.
  • Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills.


  • Motivation to work with children in a high energy, outdoor setting
  • Experiential education experience with youth, preferably in an outdoor, setting
  • Knowledge of ecological concepts and natural history (degree in related field preferred)
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to be in an active, outdoor environment, in a variety of weather conditions for 5 or more hours per day
  • Ability to lead groups over various terrain (uneven ground, roots, uphill hiking), while carrying a small backpack with teaching and first aid supplies
  • Professional appearance and attitude 

Dates: August 29  – October 25, 2016 Monday – Friday workweek primarily, possible weekend work.  Fall and summer position also available; contact us for more details.

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Position Start Date:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information of 3 references to: Open Air Classroom Coordinator, Tanglewood 4-H Camp; One Tanglewood Rd.;  Lincolnville, ME 04849  Email:  Phone: 207-789-5805

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$280/week starting salary, depending on qualifications; shared, rustic housing (optional) and meals are provided during overnight programs.