Open Air Classroom Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:30pm


Lincolnville, ME
United States

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Job Description:

Our mission is to teach Maine youth and adults to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and nature-based experiences. Our vision is to create a place where people learn to live responsibly and in balance with the earth.


  • 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).
  • 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
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR preferred.  
  • 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.

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

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references to:; (207) 789-5805. 

Contact Name:

Ian Collins

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