Environmental Educator - Spring

Manzano Day School

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Starting 13.50/hr
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Environmental Educator at Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains

Fenton Ranch is an environmental education facility located in a beautiful canyon in the Jemez Mountains 80 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fenton Ranch offers many environmental education lessons and activities (hiking, fishing, exploring) that encourage youth, ages 4  to 11, to grow into environmental stewards. Fenton Ranch also encourages youth to grow as individuals by facilitating experiences that foster independence, self-confidence, and creative thinking. The mission of the Fenton Ranch program is to provide all students at Manzano Day School with yearly environmental education experiences. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and facilitate a variety of environmental science lessons
  • Lead and facilitate various outdoor activities, such as hiking, archery, noncompetitive games, canoeing, birding, and nature journaling. 
  • Complete logistical and maintenance requests as assigned
  • Play, laugh, and share in the joy of learning with very enthusiastic youth.

Position Dates: 

  • Staff Orientation will be from April 1st through April 5th, 2024
  • Programming will take place between April 8th and May 17th, 2024

Position Compensation:

  • Individuals will receive housing and hourly pay starting at $13.50 per hour. Individuals traveling from out of state for this position will be eligible for travel reimbursement of $150. 
  • Weekends are free for exploring the area -- ancient Puebloan sites, hot springs, and wilderness areas full of biking, hiking, fishing, and rock climbing opportunities. Nearby Jemez Springs is a pleasant mountain village, and Los Alamos is 40 miles away.

Other Position Logistics: All applicants will complete a background check. Housing is in a rustic cabin on the property. Pets are not permitted. Fenton Ranch is in a remote part of the Jemez Mountains, so a car is helpful. There is a desktop computer, a landline, and wifi. The staff is small and will work and live cooperatively.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma, preferred bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, and cooperation skills 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several major activities simultaneously
  • Experience with teaching or leading elementary-aged children
  • Experience or an interest in outdoor recreation activities: hiking, biking, camping, canoeing
  • Appreciation for the natural world and an interest in teaching environmental education 
  • Comfortable working outdoors, including warm and cold weather, rain, and sun 
  • Applicants should be reliable, mature, enthusiastic, creative, and independent  
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license  

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:

Brad Hall, Director of Fenton Ranch, at bhall@manzanodayschool.org 

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Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation