Open Air Classroom Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00pm

Address:

Lincolnville, ME
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Other

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Take part in routine tasks of dishes, gardening, cleaning and upkeep of program spaces to support the staff community.
  • Overnight supervision in student/camper cabins (occasionally expected of Field Teachers in the spring and fall and dependent on specific camp position in the summer.)
  • Foster interpersonal relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
  • Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR preferred.  WFR and lifeguard needed for some summer trip leading positions.
  • Ability to be in an active, outdoor environment, in a variety of weather conditions
  • 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:  April 10, 2017 - June 9, 2017 (opportunity to extend season through summer and fall seasons)

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references to: ian.collins@maine.edu; (207) 789-5805.  For more information visit: http://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/  

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Compensation Information:

$300.00/ week, shared, rustic housing; meals are provided during overnight residential programs.  

Contact Name:

Ian Collins

Contact Email:

ian.collins@maine.edu