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Outdoor School Educator
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:00am
Website:Maine Outdoor School- Employment
Job Description: Maine Outdoor School (MOS), based in Milbridge, ME, is looking to hire a charismatic, adventurous, driven, and creative individual to lead all educational programming for MOS. The Outdoor School Educator will be directly responsible for supporting curriculum development, lesson planning, preparing for educational programs, delivering educational programs, and administering program evaluation tools as needed. Additionally, the Outdoor School Educator will be responsible for supporting MOS Co-CEO’s by identifying and reaching out to prospective customers. The educator must be enthusiastic and driven about contributing to a start-up organization in its dynamic first year of programming.
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 will collaborate with regional education and community organizations to provide educational outdoor programs primarily to children ages 4-13 as part of our Inreach/Outreach program. More information about MOS’s educational and organizational philosophy can be found at www.MaineOutdoorSchool.org.
Desired Competencies and Qualifications:
- A valid US driver’s license and a personal vehicle required
- 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
- 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 acceptance
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of applications starting to be reviewed on August 30th. Please email the following to Hazel Stark (firstname.lastname@example.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.
$18.50-22.98/hour, depending on experience. Given the variability in hours for MOS’s startup year, the Outdoor School Educator will receive a negotiated percent equity share in MOS as a benefit.