Outdoor/Environmental Educator

Deep Portage Learning Center

Hackensack, Minnesota

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $415/week + housing + food
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

This is a field teaching position. An instructor can count on spending most of the instructional day outside with students, chaperones, and visiting staff. Our programs include field science classes (Bog Ecology, Bass Pond in Winter, Macroinvertebrate Sampling, Forest Ecology), physical skill building (Canoeing, Climbing, Archery, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing), and cross-disciplinary lessons (Orienteering, Nature Journaling, Biomass Basics, Wind Power, Team Building).

Outdoor Educators primarily focus on teaching. The primary audience is children in 4th-6th grade, but educators will gain experience with K-12 students throughout the school year. There are also opportunities to develop and refine curriculum, create interpretive displays, participate in community programming, and contribute to a sustainably managed school.

Why should you consider working at Deep Portage? This job will provide you with valuable teaching experiences in a beautiful outdoor setting. The number of hours and students that you will interact with will tremendously improve your skills as an educator. The campus is a beautiful and inspiring place to live. Client schools and organizations that utilize the Deep Portage program are leaders in their fields. You will find a strong institution that is here to support your professional journey and give you ample opportunities to grow.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate's Degree, or significant experience
  • Teaching experience or experience working with youth
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment
  • Creativity, flexibility, and initiative are vital skills
  • An interest and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Desire to maintain a healthy community and workplace.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Conversational language skills in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or other languages
  • First aid or first responder certified

Position Dates:

Start Date: September 3rd, 2024

End Date: May 23rd, 2025

More information about the position can be found on our website! https://www.deep-portage.org/environmentaleducator


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Lindsay, lindsay@deepportage.org.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Naturalist