Outdoor Educator

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Students heading off to explore the woods to learn.
Students heading off to explore the woods

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00pm



Cherryfield, ME
United States

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Title: Outdoor Educator

Duration: Summer 2017 with possible continuation into the Fall, upon reapplication

Starting Date: TBD, but likely between late June and mid-July 2017

Job Description 

Maine Outdoor School (MOS), based in Milbridge, ME, is looking to hire a charismatic, adventurous, driven, and creative individual to lead outdoor education programming for MOS during Mano en Mano’s Blueberry Harvest School and “El Bosque de Nosotros/The Forest of Us” youth programs. The Outdoor Educator will be directly responsible for supporting curriculum development, lesson planning, preparing for educational programs, delivering educational programs, working collaboratively with a college intern, and administering program evaluation tools as needed. Additionally, the Outdoor School Educator may be asked to assist with identifying and reaching out to prospective MOS clients.

Program Description 

Maine Outdoor School’s mission is to serve as an educational catalyst for personal and community resilience in Downeast Maine through the lenses of economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and social equity. MOS believes that personal and community resilience in rural Maine is essential to the resilience of society as a whole and that resilient, flourishing communities are rooted in the careful study of our history and natural surroundings by lifelong learners of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations. MOS will be closely collaborating with Mano en Mano to provide educational outdoor programs to local and migrant youth ages 3-13.

More information about MOS’s educational and organizational philosophy can be found at www.maineoutdoorschool.org.

More info about the Blueberry Harvest School can be found at www.manomaine.org/bhs.

Desired Competencies and Qualifications
•    A valid US driver’s license and a personal vehicle required

For more information, visit www.MaineOutdoorSchool.org, call (207) 358-0412, or email hazel@maineoutdoorschool.org
•    Minimum of CPR and First Aid certifications required; Wilderness First Responder preferred
•    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Studies, or related field
•    Minimum of 2-3 years of experience delivering interdisciplinary, experiential outdoor education programs
•    Experience working with elementary and middle school-aged children
•    Experience with developing curricula and formal lesson planning
•    Experience in leadership roles and working collaboratively with a team of colleagues
•    High self-motivation and excellence at performing group and individual tasks
•    Ability to speak Spanish desired
•    Experience with natural and cultural history of Downeast Maine preferred
•    Must be able to complete a Criminal History Record Check through the Maine Department of Education upon acceptanc

For more information, visit www.MaineOutdoorSchool.org, call (207) 358-0412, or email hazel@maineoutdoorschool.org

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How to Apply:

To Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please email the following to Hazel Stark (hazel@maineoutdoorschool.org):

•    Cover Letter: Please include in a cover letter of 2 pages or less a description of why you would be a good fit for this position and a response to the following question: How do you define “personal and community resilience” and how can outdoor education help to advance those goals?
•    Résumé (2 pages or less): Please include contact information for 3 peer or professional references and provide evidence of First Aid and CPR certifications.
•    2 Letters of Reference: At least one should be from a supervisor of a past outdoor education position. These letters should be from different references than the ones listed on the résumé.

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Compensation Information:

Compensation and Benefits: $18.00-23.00 per hour

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(207) 358-0412

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