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Echo Hill Outdoor School

  • 13655 Bloomingneck Road, Worton, MD
  • www.ehos.org
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Outdoor Education Teacher / Staff Naturalist

Industry

min experience

salary range

$300 - $340 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Yes
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

ECHO HILL OUTDOOR SCHOOL (EHOS), located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, has successfully provided over forty-five years of residential and recreational learning experiences. Programs are designed to introduce and acclimate participants to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high element challenge course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program is flexible and committed to custom designing programs so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students/ participants, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools, as well as college students and adults of all ages.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and teach a variety of experiential classes from all curriculum areas: Science & Ecology, History & The Human Environment and Individual & Group development
  • Create and implement new course and curriculum ideas
  • Supervise all aspects of student residential life including overnights in platform tents or cabins, table heading family-style meals, supervising free time and recreational activities
  • Active involvement in the end of week staff program assessment of visiting groups and general operation
  • Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities)

Special Benefits

Compensation: Starting salary for Teacher/Naturalist is $300-$340 per week. Individuals with demonstrated current certification in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, or Valid State Teacher Certification will be considered at a slightly higher starting range.

EHOS owned housing and board are a condition of this residential teaching position.

Ten-twelve month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings, specialized positions available, and satisfactory job performance. A staff excess sickness and accident medical plan is available.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Background in education, recreation, environmental/outdoor education, challenge course learning, psychology, human service professions, natural sciences, marine biology, liberal arts or related fields
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the environment and students of all ages
  • Must work effectively with fellow staff, be able to take initiative, and problem solve

Requirements: Current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR are required. All program staff must participate in a Maryland and FBI Criminal History check and USCG and Department of Transportation employee drug-testing program.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please send cover letter and resume, to:

Betsy Zelter McCown

[email protected]

Echo Hill Outdoor School

13655 Bloomingneck Road

Worton Maryland 21678

(410) 348-5880


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