Outdoor Education Program Instructor - Spring

Keystone Science School

Keystone, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 720/week + 10% increase for Spanish+English Speakers
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Department: School Year Programs
Reports to: Programs Managers; Assistant Program Managers; Program Directors  
Housing Available: Yes
Start date: April 15, 2024
Pay: $720 per week, 10% increase for Spanish speakers

About Keystone Science School 

With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills.  For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org 

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team. 

Position Overview

Seasonal Program Instructors will facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year. 

During the school year Program Instructors are responsible for teaching the wide variety of curricula options offered by KSS. Program Instructors will lead groups of up to 13 students in outdoor education programs including environmental science and team building curriculum. Program Instructors are responsible for executing a lesson plan and preparing materials for each program. They are also responsible for the facilitation of meals, evening programs, possible off-site/camping-based programs, and the completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis. 

The job duties of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and teach a group of up to 13 K-12 students on their own
  • Plan, prepare, and teach appropriate environmental education curricula
  • Facilitate team building, leadership, and social-emotional learning activities
  • Program facilitation includes ‘support staff’ duties such as teaching evening programs, campus cleaning, meal set-up and clean-up and on-call responsibilities
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Possibly stay in dorms with students for one or two specific weekend programs (ex. Girls in STEM, H2O outdoors)
  • Possibly instruct camping or cabin based programs during “off site” programs at various locations around Colorado. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends
  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to create an inclusive learning environment for students with a wide range of learning abilities and backgrounds
  • Proven ability to creatively carry out science education curricula and lesson plans
  • Ability to be creative, adaptable, and flexible while managing children in a variety of situations
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community
  • Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Customer service skills, with the ability to be creative and think 'outside the box'
  • Facilitate and provide support for a wide variety of KSS programs and activities
  • Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by KSS

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Category Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation