Cal-Wood Field Instructor 2022

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Jamestown, CO
United States

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Full-time

Overview:

Cal-Wood Education Center is seeking energetic, flexible, hard-working, and motivated applicants for an exciting and rewarding field instructor position. Instructors are responsible for providing a fun and educational experience for a learning group made up of 10-15 students during each school’s visit. Typical programs are three-day / two-night programs with 4th – 6th graders. Our field instructors enjoy working in our 1,200-acre outdoor classroom with a team of other motivated individuals passionate about the outdoors, natural science, and education. We provide access to dynamic, hands-on science education in the field to students from all different backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a learning group made up of 10-15 students during each school’s visit. Typical programs are three-day / two-night programs with 4th – 6th graders.
  • Design, teach, and evaluate education programs in accordance with local curriculum standards.
  • Incorporate science, math, history, creative writing, art and teambuilding into each program as requested by school.
  • Work two meals and one night program (typically a night hike or campfire) each week.
  • Note: Instructors are not asked to work overnight.

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • High level of personal motivation for continued learning, personal responsibility for individual projects, and flexibility are necessary to meet the demands of a dynamic residential work schedule.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, natural resource management, education, outdoor education, or other related field), as well as two years experience in education.
  • Work and live with a team of other motivated and passionate staff to support operations of a small non-profit organization.
  • Ability to pass background checks.
  • Ability to hike 1-4 miles daily, lift heavy objects, and maintain a positive attitude outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • First Aid/CPR knowledge or willingness to get certified required. Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications a plus.
  • Spanish ability is highly desired, but not mandatory.

Compensation

  • $2177/monthly.
  • Housing available on site or nearby in Jamestown. 
  • Insurance available: 75% of health insurance premium covered by Cal-Wood. 100% dental insurance. 100% vision. 
  • 100% life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment premium 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation