Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:00pm
Founded in 2015, Wild Folk helps students build lifelong connections to the outdoors as well as to one another and the broader community. Through a deep, place-based connection, we cultivate compassionate, empowered, ecologically-minded citizens.
Tapping into enduring traditions as well as the latest educational research, we encourage learning's inherent passion, curiosity, and joy. Wild Folk weaves together experiential, place-based learning, diverse mentorship, creative play, skill-based education, democratic decision-making, and collaborative community-building.
We offer unique, fun, and informative programs that lead our students down a path of discovery and greater self-reliance. An environment is created where students take responsibility for their individual learning path as well as for collective governance.
We offer an array of opportunities such as a forest school, an herbalism workshop, and citizen science projects, and other programs based on students’ interests and our community’s resources.
- Collaborate with a team to design and implement cohesive and exciting programs for ages 5-12 (with the possibility of creating programming for teens and adults).
- Provide high-quality outdoor, community, and place-based education
- Support democratic decision-making and facilitate project-based learning
- Communicate with families and do community outreach
Preferred Qualifications/ Skills:
- We are looking for educators with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, a deep well of patience, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Experience with outdoor and/or youth education; specifically, experience with alternative/ progressive/ democratic education and/or nature connection or place-based mentoring
- Highly enthusiastic, motivated, and self-directed
- Proven excellence in guiding others and leadership skills
- Excellent written/oral communication skills
- Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification
- Specialty knowledge/ skills (e.g. wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, navigation/ mapping, botany/ horticulture, art/craft, storytelling)
- And most importantly, candidates should have a deep respect for all children.
How to Apply:
You can learn more about our program at wildfolk.org
Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to: email@example.com
Please let us know why you are interested in working with Wild Folk; how your skills and experience would enrich our community; and how this opportunity fits your life’s journey.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Thank you for your time and consideration!