Field Educator

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Leavenworth, WA
United States

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We are hiring Field Educators! We are seeking to fill a year-round Field Educator position and multiple summer seasonal Field Educator positions. The year-round Field Educator will work with WRI's education program. This can include instructing youth camps, teaching in person school programs, developing lessons for field education program, and supporting adult and community education programs and workshops.

The Field Educator supports the implementation of field education programs at WRI. The following list of job duties is not an exhaustive list of all tasks associated with the position.  

Responsibility: Program Implementation & Operations 

  • Teach hands-on, natural science education programs in classrooms, outdoor settings, and virtually on our campus and at off-site locations 
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment and field equipment 
  • Manage participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety/risk 
  • Teach programs independently and as part of a team 
  • Collaborate with Community Programs and Youth Education staff 
  • Assist and support volunteers and high school interns 

Responsibility: Program Development 

  • Assist in development of lessons and activities for education programs 

Responsibility: Program Sustainability 

  • Support Wenatchee River Institute mission and community outreach 
  • Support evaluation of impact of Field Education Programs 
  • Share in campus stewardship responsibilities 
  • Take photos of programs and manage for social media and marketing use 


Studies have shown that women and BIPOC candidates are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role. Your skills, experience, and education can come from personal interests, self-directed learning, community roles, and life experiences. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested in the position, even if you do not believe that you meet all of the qualifications. 

The candidate must be self-motivated, outgoing, reliable, punctual, and able to work effectively with the public. All employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the start of employment. 

Minimum Qualifications include: 

  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with youth and adults 
  • Have an interest in science, environmental studies, nature, or related field and an interest in sharing this subject with other people 
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting people to the natural world 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within teaching and community 
  • Ability to work actively outdoors in a variety of conditions and share a tight office space 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances 
  • Ability to get to WRI campus and other programming sites in and around Leavenworth and Wenatchee 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications or willingness to obtain 

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Ability to lead programs in Spanish 

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How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Please state in your cover letter whether you are interested in the year-round position, the summer seasonal position, or both. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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The starting pay range for the Field Educator will vary based on a number of factors including: education, ability to instruct program in another language, and experience. The pay range for the Field Educator position is $16.32-$22.00/hour. To see the full job description please click here. Please note that the benefits listed in the job description are for the year-round position only.

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Rebecca Ryan

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