Outdoor Science Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00am


Portland, OR
United States

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Job Description:

What you’ll do:

  • Teach concept-based, natural science curriculum, utilizing a mix of outdoor and classroom settings for students K-12, as well as adult learners.
  • Prepare daily lesson plans, and maintain equipment and teaching supplies for the program.
  • Lead summer programs onsite, traveling or both*. This includes driving a van or bus, teaching, dispensing medication, preparing meals, and campsite set up/breakdown.  

* applies to seasonal positions only.

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum 1 year of working with youth in an outdoor setting.
  • Working knowledge of the concepts in natural history and ecology.
  • Combination of experience and education equivalent to Bachelor's Degree.
  • Oregon Food Handlers Card (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense).
  • Current CPR for professional rescuer.
  • Current Lifeguard (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License w/ air brake & passenger endorsements (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
  • Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, American Camp Association (ACA) background checks (& on annual basis), and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check* and pre-employment drug test for the CDL Driver’s Policy*.

* applies to seasonal positions only.

Compensation Package:

  • Day rate between $60 - $75, depending on experience.
  • Onsite living available, including shared staff quarters.
  • Room and board provided during programming; room only during non-programming days.
  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay*!

*applies to seasonal positions only.

How to Apply:

Want to join the OMSI team? Please visit http://www.omsi.edu/outdooredjobs  to learn about the position and https://omsi.applicantpool.com/jobs to apply!


OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.