Outdoor Program Instructor

Sierra Nevada Journeys

Portola, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $110 - $115/day + room and board
Required Experience 0 - 1 years
Students and Instructors on ab exploration hike at Sierra Nevada Journeys

“Sierra Nevada Journeys is like Disneyland for people who love the outdoors. Each day is different, full of surprises and I like to know that I’m making a difference with kids.” – Outdoor Program Instructor

Full-time seasonal position from February to November 2024, and with the opportunity to renew your contract for the next season. Earn $110 - $115 per day + addl. pay for certifications; including off-site housing and workday meals.

Instructors deliver residential, one-to-five-day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving fifth and sixth grades from regional elementary and middle schools. All of our lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem-solving with a focus on critical thinking, exploration, and environmental stewardship.

Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12–15 students throughout their program, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and working evening programs. All lessons are written according to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and we train our staff using the University of California at Berkeley’s BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) teaching techniques and pedagogy. We are looking for Instructors who have experience teaching youth of color from communities of low income. To learn more about this job, please visit https://www.sierranevadajourneys.org/jobs.


To learn more about this job, please visit https://www.sierranevadajourneys.org/jobs. To read about Sierra Nevada Journeys, visit our website at sierranevadajourneys.org.


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Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation