Summer Environmental Education Jobs Available

Contact directors Kim & Chris Chisholm about joining our Active Program Faculty & Summer Camp Instructors and Administrative & Adjunct Faculty. Or to train up to that level and build a career in environmental education, consider our Outdoor Teaching Apprenticeship, or the Wilderness Skills Training Intensive, or Blue Skye Farm Internship.

Job Positions Open for Summer 2019

Lead Instructor

If you are an experienced earth skills educator, then you may be qualified to come on board as a Lead Instructor at Wolf Camp and the Conservation College. You would still be required to attend the first 2 summer training weeks before joining payroll at an $800 per week salary, with $100/wk raises each summer, with food and facilities provided during teaching weeks.

Assistant Instructor

If you are already a teacher of other subjects, or an earth skills specialist who has not yet learned to teach, then you may be qualified to begin as an Assistant Instructor at Wolf Camp and the Conservation College. You would be required to attend the first 2 summer training weeks and then alternate between weeks where you would earn $600/wk salary where ready to help teach, and attend training weeks needed to round out your earth skills. Food and facilities are provided during all teaching weeks, and during training weeks via work-trade.

Teaching Apprentice

If you do not have enough teaching experience or earth skills training to start as an instructor, but you have a some academic training and/or personal outdoor experience, you may be qualified to join the Outdoor Teaching Apprenticeship program to prepare for a paid position. It’s 100% work-trade: the official tuition is $3,600 reflective of training weeks in the first half of the summer, all of which is refunded at $600/wk for assisting and co-teaching youth camps in the second half of the summer. Food, facilities, etc. are all provided, with no other expenditures needed throughout the summer. Click here for details if you feel ready for the teaching apprenticeship.

Kitchen Coordinators

If you enjoy cooking, and/or you want to learn earth skills and/or how to teach outdoors, but don’t have the funds to enroll in our summer Wilderness Skills Training Intensive program, then you can work-trade for that $8,000 program tuition by applying for one of our two coveted summer kitchen coordinator positions. You would gain a good introduction to earths skills education over the summer, but also be busy shopping on weekends, rising early to start breakfast Mon-Fri, cooking dinner from 3:30-5:00 Sun-Thurs, and taking turns with other staff to clean up after meals.

Positions Already Filled for Summer 2019

New Position Filled: Summer Residential Homesteading & Sustainability Instructor for a candidate with a degree or real-world experience with energy conservation and self-sufficiency, permaculture, self-sufficient homesteading and sustainability skills, including • Farm Animal Cultivation • Organic Fruit Orcharding & Vegetable Gardening • Sustainable Building & Natural Selection Forestry • Wild Edible Foraging & Preparation • Paleo Cooking & Food Storage • Medicinal Herb Collection & Preservation • Entrepreneurial Cottage Industry. Communal cooking, cleaning and organizing is also an important aspect of the job. Compensation varies from $600-$1000 per week ($15 – $25 per hour plus room and board) depending on your experience and whether you also teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions. For more information on the skills necessary to be successful in this position, click on our Blue Skye Farm Internship description, and then to apply, complete our Homesteading & Sustainability Instructor job description and application by April 30th.

Additional Positions Available: Summer Residential Traditional Technology & Survival Instructors for a candidate with certifications or demonstrated proficiency with skills like navigation and orienteering; fire and shelter; wild edible foods foraging; and traditional craftwork like tanning hides for leather, making bows and fishing gear for the fall harvest, working with stone to make knives and arrowheads, emergency survival scenarios, and harvesting plants, animals and minerals with understanding of how to honor their gifts. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of herbalism, wildlife tracking, and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half survival/traditional technologies, and half other earth skills in our curriculum. Communal cooking, cleaning and organizing is also an important aspect of the job. Complimentary training will be provided in the first part of the summer, after which compensation will vary from $600-$1000 per week ($15 – $25 per hour plus room and board) depending on your experience and whether you are ready to teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions. For more information on the skills necessary to be successful in this position, click on our Traditional Technology & Survival Apprenticeship  description, and then to apply, complete our Traditional Technology & Survival Instructor job description and application by April 30th.

Additional Positions Available: Summer Residential Ethnobotany & Herbalism Instructors for a candidate with an herbal degree and real-world experience with plant conservation and ethnobotany, knowing how to cultivate wildcrafting sites, honorably harvest flora for all of its medicinal, nutritional, and utilitarian gifts including traditional craftwork such as basketry, properly process and store the plants, as well as sensibly administer plants to clientele. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of wilderness survival and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half ethnobotany/herbalism and half general wilderness skills. Communal cooking, cleaning and organizing is also an important aspect of the job. Complimentary training will be provided in the first part of the summer, after which compensation will vary from $600-$1000 per week ($15 – $25 per hour plus room and board) depending on your experience and whether you are ready to teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions. For more information on the skills necessary to be successful in this position, click on our Ethnobotany & Herbalism Apprenticeship description, and then to apply, complete our Ethnobotany & Herbalism Instructor job description and application by April 30th.

Additional Positions Available: Summer Residential Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Instructors for a candidate achieving Cybertracker Level III Certification in both “trailing” as well as “track & sign” evaluations and who have college degrees or similar certificates like the Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist or other demonstrated understanding of wildlife conservation, animal tracking and zoology for purposes of research, teaching, and sustenance. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of ethnobotany, wilderness survival and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half on wildlife themes, and half other earth skills in our curriculum. Communal cooking, cleaning and organizing is also an important aspect of the job. Complimentary training will be provided in the first part of the summer, after which compensation will vary from $600-$1000 per week ($15 – $25 per hour plus room and board) depending on your experience and whether you are ready to teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions. For more information on the skills necessary to be successful in this position, click on our  Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Apprenticeship description, and then to apply, complete our Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Instructor job description and application by April 30th.