Big Creek Outdoor Education Center Teacher/Naturalist

The Glacier Institute Polebridge, Montana
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Big Creek Teacher/Naturalists assist the Program Manager with day-to-day operations and educational programs of the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center. Teacher/Naturalists work with school groups and youth camps to empower students of all ages through place and science-based education and meaningful outdoor experiences. Teacher/Naturalists are responsible for teaching varied science curriculum, leading students on hikes and backpacking trips, monitoring students during mealtimes and bunk-times and providing safe and supportive environments to facilitate learning. Teacher/Naturalists will also rotate cooking, cleaning and bunk shifts.

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  • Report to Program manager in facilitating day-to-day operations of the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
  • Teach outdoor education subjects to small groups of K-12th grade students in varying weather conditions and environments.
  • Lead naturalist hikes and outdoor education programs both on and off-site.
  • Supervise students in all aspects of programming, including mealtimes, lessons, free time and bunkhouses.
  • Rotate cooking, cleaning, food preparation and bunkhouse shifts with other staff members.
  • Operate 15-passenger vans for field excursions.
  • Assist office staff and Program Manager with marketing efforts, community outreach, curriculum development, social media and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with Field Camp programming when necessary.
  • Professionally represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.


  • At least two years of undergraduate education in the natural sciences, education, or a related field.
  • One season experience teaching outdoor education or similar programs. Demonstrate skills in developing and implementing outdoor education learning concepts.
  • At least one year of experience working with people of all ages in a variety of circumstances.
  • Excellent physical condition relative to hiking and variable weather conditions.
  • Current and valid driver's license with an excellent driving record to be insurable under The Glacier Institute's automobile insurance policy.
  • Ability to live on-site and in a small community with other employees and work in the field.
  • Self-motivated, able to work efficiently with little supervision and committed to high quality work.
  • Those with a working knowledge of the northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem will receive first consideration if other criteria have been satisfactorily met.
  • Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications.


  • Free room and partial board
  • $800/month stipend
  • Employee Glacier Park pass
  • An outstanding education and a gorgeous place to live and work


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