Outdoor Education Instructor

Nature's Classroom New England

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $125/day, meals, housing
Deadline Mar 30, 2023
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

We are looking for adventurous and passionate educators eager to grow their own knowledge while making a positive impact on students!

Who we are

Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest outdoor education program in the northeast. We specialize in hands-on education with an emphasis on nature, outdoor living skills, science, and social-emotional learning. We provide meaningful programming for thousands of elementary and middle school students across New England and eastern New York each year! Each spring and fall we host students at our 6 beautiful sites. During their 1-5 day stay, students participate in an exciting variety of day and night time activities, all facilitated by Nature’s Classroom instructors. 

“I've had such a great time working for Nature's Classroom. Being able to share my love and knowledge of the outdoors with so many kids has been truly special to me. If you love being outside and want to share that experience with others this is the job for you!”

- Sam F., 5 seasons 

What we do

Instructors deliver residential, 1 to 5-day outdoor education programs to students in 4th to 8th grade. The hands-on lessons focus on building critical thinking skills and exploring the connections between the natural and human-made world. Some of our favorite activities include wilderness survival, wood carving, aquatic biology, and a science fair! Instructors also facilitate team building to develop students’ leadership and problem-solving skills. Instructors are responsible for leading groups of 12-14 students throughout the program, including facilitating day and evening lessons. We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to our schools and are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated educators to join our team! 

Dates of employment

ASAP through June 9, 2023

Salary & benefits

  • $125 per day 
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel.
  • Shared accommodation is provided. (Service animals only. Sorry, no ESAs)
  • Most meals are provided

Desired experience & qualifications 

  • Experience working with elementary and middle school students.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Ability to walk/hike 3-5 miles per day.
  • Ability to work as part of a team of outdoor educators.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a group.
  • A passion for outdoor education!

Our locations

  • Freedom, NH
  • Groton, MA
  • Yarmouth Port, MA
  • Ivoryton, CT
  • Lakeside, CT
  • Ocean Park, ME

How to apply or get in touch

Please use our online application: https://naturesclassrooms.isolvedhire.com  

For any questions, please reach out to us at staff@naturesclassrooms.com

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Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation