Summer Educator Overview:
This full time, 3-month position at Walking Mountains Science Center is responsible for serving the organization with a personal commitment to awakening a sense of wonder and inspiring environmental stewardship and sustainability though natural science education. The Summer Educator prepares, supports, and teaches our week-long day summer science camps, overnight camps, and Earth Explorers program.Responsibilities:
• Organize and maintain curriculum and materials.
• Participate in ongoing program evaluation and revision.
• Work as a team with other instructors and Walking Mountains staff.
• Plan and prepare environmental education lessons based on pre-set curriculum.
• Co-teach at least one backcountry hut overnight experience. During this trip you will provide overnight supervision to campers.
• Lead field experiences throughout the summer for campers entering 1st-12th in all weather conditions. The majority of these programs are for campers entering 1st-6th.
• Attend occasional evening /weekend programs and events.
• Rotate ‘Lead Instructor’ responsibilities and assist Summer Programs Coordinator with program logistics and coordination.
• Participate and provide feedback on summer programs and logistics in weekly debrief sessions.
• Take program photos and collect camper work to be used for website updates and development efforts.
• Participate in regular program team meetings.
• Communicate with parents of campers before and during the camper’s experience in a professional manner.
Operations & Risk Management:
• Assist with upkeep and maintenance of vehicles and program resources including first aid supplies, teaching supplies/ equipment, field gear, specimens, and library books
• Maintain a clean shared workspace and fulfill facility cleaning and upkeep responsibilities
• Safely transport students in 15-passenger vans.
• Maintain required medical certifications.
• Evaluate environmental conditions and make safety decisions that incorporate Walking Mountains’ emergency protocol and current wilderness emergency medical procedure
• Perform all other duties as assigned
• Must be 21 years of age or older.
• Valid driver’s license.
• BA/BS in science, education, or an environmental science-related field
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications; Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid preferred
• Experience with formal or informal education of children in a school or camp setting.
• Enthusiasm for educating children about the natural environment while expanding personal knowledge of Rocky Mountain ecology.
• Positive, self-motivated, organized, and creative individual who can work independently and as part of a team. Walking Mountains Science Center hires friendly, energetic and professional people.
• Ability to hike up to 3 miles, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and lift up to 50 pounds.
Compensation: Housing provided at River Edge Apartment Complex, $225 weekly stipend, and 2 weeks of extensive training.
Contact: Rachel Zacher, Summer Programs Coordinator, at [email protected] or 970.827.9725 x114
Duration of Position: May 30-August 18, 2017. You will work Monday-Friday during this period.
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To Apply: Please upload a current resume, cover letter, Walking Mountain Application Form, and contact information for 3 professional references: https://www.walkingmountains.org/…ator-position/
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