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The Glacier Institute Polebridge, Montana
Deadline Mar 01, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Big Creek Teacher/Naturalists assist the Program Manager with day-to-day operations and educational programs of the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center. Teacher/Naturalists work with school groups and youth camps to empower students of all ages through place and science-based education and meaningful outdoor experiences. Teacher/Naturalists are responsible for teaching varied science curriculum, leading students on hikes and backpacking trips, monitoring students during mealtimes and bunk-times and providing safe and supportive environments to facilitate learning. Teacher/Naturalists will also rotate cooking, cleaning and bunk shifts.

Responsibilities:

* Report to Program manager in facilitating day-to-day operations of the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
* Teach outdoor education subjects to small groups of K-12th grade students in varying weather conditions and environments.
* Lead naturalist hikes and outdoor education programs both on and off-site.
* Supervise students in all aspects of programming, including mealtimes, lessons, free time and bunkhouses.
* Rotate cooking, cleaning, food preparation and bunkhouse shifts with other staff members.
* Operate 15-passenger vans for field excursions.
* Assist office staff and Program Manager with marketing efforts, community outreach, curriculum development, social media and other duties as assigned.
* Assist with Field Camp programming when necessary.
* Professionally represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.

Qualifications:
* At least two years of undergraduate education in the natural sciences, education, or a related field.
* One season experience teaching outdoor education or similar programs. Demonstrate skills in developing and implementing outdoor education learning concepts.

* At least one year of experience working with people of all ages in a variety of circumstances.
* Excellent physical condition relative to hiking and variable weather conditions.
* Current and valid driver's license with an excellent driving record to be insurable under The Glacier Institute's automobile insurance policy.
* Ability to live on-site and in a small community with other employees and work in the field.
* Self-motivated, able to work efficiently with little supervision and committed to high quality work.
* Those with a working knowledge of the northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem will receive first consideration if other criteria have been satisfactorily met.
* Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications.

Those receiving college credits for intern position or applying for a short-term position must be at least 19 years old and have completed two years of college. Teaching experience is not required for interns.

Benefits:
* Free room and partial board
* $800/month stipend
* Employee Glacier Park pass
*An outstanding education and a gorgeous place to live and work

HOW TO APPLY

Please send Resume, Cover letter, and three references to

register@glacierinstitute.org

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