Outdoor Educator - Instructor

Naturalists at Large

Ventura, California

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 14.00-19.00/Hr
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Are you a person with an appreciation for teaching and a love for the outdoors? Naturalists at Large offers custom designed outdoor education programs for tens of thousands of students from 200+ schools, with flexible dates and locations and a commitment to safety and comfort in the outdoors. Over 35 outdoor learning sites and lodge-based trip locations in California include Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, the Colorado River, Catalina Island, Coastal Redwoods, the Santa Cruz and San Bernardino Mountains, and more!

Instructors lead students in 1-6 day outdoor education programs for grades 4-12, teach natural history, human history, environmental education, team building and a variety of outdoor skills (camping, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing and backpacking), and assist specialists with student instruction (rock climbing, ropes course and kayaking/snorkeling). All staff are responsible for transporting themselves from site to site throughout California. For an average 4-day program plus a staff preparation day, the pay is $685 plus room (or tent space) and board during program. A variety of specialized trainings are also offered throughout the season. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, previous experience working with youth in an outdoor setting, demonstrated leadership/facilitator and safety/risk management skills, and familiarity with a variety of outdoor activities. WFA is required; WFR/WEMT is preferred. NAL is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who demonstrate a good rapport with both young children and teens, learns quickly, and has an inquisitive nature.

Naturalists at Large is a fabulous community to be a part of. With over 100 field staff and programs throughout California, this job will take you to all kinds of ecosystems and introduce you to the wonder and beauty of pursuing a fulfilling career in outdoor education!


Send an application, cover letter and resume to Ally Littell. Positions are available for fall 2021 (mid-August or early September through early November).

Ally Littell - Program Director



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