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Summer Environmental Education, Assistant Camp Director, SEO Job Openings

Almost all of the staff who directors Kim & Chris Chisholm hire including our Active Program Faculty & Summer Camp Instructors as well as Administrative & Adjunct Faculty comes on board via our Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship so unless you are already a well-trained teacher and earth skills specialist, please apply for our summer apprenticeship or farm internship which often result in employment here and elsewhere within months of starting the program.

That said, we do have a couple of new paid positions available this summer, all of which may include room and board (food and facilities wherever we may be teaching outdoor skills). Applications are accepted through April, with hiring decisions made by April 30th. To get a jump-start go to our apprenticeship application page where you will see everything we will need (same as for apprentices, excluding fees) to let you know whether you are eligible for hire, or alternatively, if we can accept you into our apprenticeship program for reduced tuition or work trade until eligible for payroll.

Seeking one full time Camp Director to help transition Wolf Camp from a being run under Chris & Kim to the new non-profit organization taking over in 2019. The applicant must either be familiar with Wolf Camp, or have previous experience at another summer camp. The applicant will be supervised by Chris & Kim in 2018 and may be promoted to interim Executive Director of the new non-profit organization after the initial transition in 2019. It is also important that the applicant have compassion for multinational members of the community, including multiple Asian, eastern European, African and Latin American cultures, as well as a genuine willingness to learn about and serve historically marginalized communities in the Seattle area.  Compensation will be on a salary basis, from $20-$30 per hour plus a percentage of enrollment depending on start date prior to summer, with the understanding that hours/week will vary widely depending on the season.

Seeking one full time Assistant Camp Director fluent in written Chinese and fluent in at least one spoken Chinese dialect. The applicant will be supervised by Chris & Kim in 2018 and may be promoted to interim Executive Director of the new non-profit organization after the initial transition in 2019. It is also important that the applicant have compassion for multinational members of the community, including multiple Asian, eastern European, African and Latin American cultures, as well as a genuine willingness to learn about and serve historically marginalized communities in the Seattle area. Compensation will be on a salary basis, from $20-$30 per hour plus a percentage of enrollment depending on start date prior to summer, with the understanding that hours/week will vary widely depending on the season.

Full-Time, 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. Compensation varies from $500-$800 per week ($12.50 – $20.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience.

Full-Time, Summer Residential Traditional Technology & Survival Instructor 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. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Full-Time, Summer Residential Ethnobotany & Herbalism Instructor 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. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Full-Time, Summer Residential Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Instructor 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. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Full-Time, Summer Residential Outdoor Leadership & Nature Guiding – Day & Overnight Camp Instructor for a candidate with previous experience teaching at other earth skills schools. The position is for a generals with expertise in a mix of the above instructor descriptions. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach day or overnight camps.