Summer Environmental Education Jobs Available: Experienced Earth Skills Instructors

Almost all staff hired by directors Kim & Chris Chisholm including our Active Program Faculty & Summer Camp Instructors and Administrative & Adjunct Faculty comes on board via our Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship and other Wilderness Skills Training programs with solid pedagogical components. Unless you are already a well-trained teacher, non-profit administrator, or 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 have experienced a spike in enrollment and have created new positions for summer, all of which may include room and board, i.e. food and facilities wherever we may be teaching outdoor skills. Applications will be accepted into the spring until positions are filled. If you feel you are not yet eligible for any of the positions listed below, go to our apprenticeship application page where you can apply to train and work into the positions until eligible for payroll.

 

New Position Available: 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.