Position: Outdoor Educator

Program: Nature Days Forest School

 

Position Description:

This is a forest school and we are outside learning and exploring all year long, through all sorts of weather conditions and are active all day. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who can work independently as well as in a team, is confident in working with children of various ages and abilities, enjoys being out of doors - rain or shine - , and finds a job that offers new adventures each day energizing.

 

Responsibilities:

Nature Days Forest School* - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-3:30pm

  • Develop and deliver nature-based, experiential learning opportunities for children 6-12

  • Provide a safe environment at all times

  • Hold students in an artful and kind way through thick and thin

  • Maintain the rhythm of the day

  • Communicate clearly with parents and students

  • Communicate clearly with other instructors

  • Handle emergency situations safely and effectively

*To see a full description of the program visit www.edenacres.org/nature-monday

 

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Passion for outdoor and experiential education

  • Experience working with children/youth ranging from k-12 in diverse and often challenging situations

  • Basic forest/primitive skills

  • Knowledge of native flora and fauna

  • Wilderness first aid

  • Love and appreciation for the natural world

 

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting

  • CPR & First Aid, Epi-pen training

  • Full rain and winter gear

  • Be able to lift at least 50 lbs

  • Be on feet for long periods of time

  • Grit and compassion

 

 

 

Hours and Compensation: Begins September 1, 2019. Average 23 hours per week. $15.00 - 20.00/hour DOE. Option to add Tuesday/Thursday site and garden maintenance for an additional 10 hrs/week for a total of approximately 33 hrs/week.

 

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to info.edenacres@gmail.com

Supporters:

S&H Landscape

Contact us:

info.edenacres@gmail.com

 

(440) 479-4813

P.O. Box 51 

Forest Grove, OR   97116

EdenAcres Environmental Education
  • Early Learning and Homeschool outdoors

  • School Gardens and Outdoor Classrooms 

  • Programs, Classes & Field Trips for K-20

  • Curriculum & Design Services for Schools

  • Site Design, Construction & Maintenence

EdenAcres is a
Lions Club and a 501c3
tax exempt organization