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Klamath Outdoor Science School

  • PO Box 721, Klamath Falls, OR
  • www.klamathoutdoorschool.org

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Outdoor School Instructor


min experience

salary range

$18 - $20 / hour

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Job Overview

Klamath Outdoor Science School is a non-profit organization based in Klamath Falls, OR. We are currently hiring instructors for our Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 seasons. Programs will include day trips and residential Outdoor School. Programs will be held at various locations in the Rogue Valley and the Klamath Basin. Instructors will be responsible for small and large group instruction in field studies as determined by the Executive Director. All curriculum and teaching materials are provided.

Day programs typically run from 8 AM – 3 PM. For residential programs, we prefer that instructors stay overnight (housing and meals provided), but travel to and from camp each day is permissible. If commuting, please plan to be at camp by 8 AM and stay until at least 5 PM, some days until 9 PM.

Spring programs run April – June. Summer programs run June – July. Fall programs run September – early November (weather dependent).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead small and large groups in hands-on science/natural history lessons.
  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment.
  • Lead games and activities between lessons.
  • Assist students in completing their field journals and other assignments.
  • Assist with daily routines, including meal times.
  • Communicate with teachers and chaperones as needed.
  • Administer first aid/CPR as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an outdoor education program
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resources of Southern Oregon
  • Experience teaching elementary and/or junior high students
  • Background in environmental science, education, or related field
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage instruction
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people and groups
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work within a timeframe and stay on schedule
  • Ability to tailor instruction to meet student needs

Working Conditions:

  • Programs take place outside in all weather conditions, unless conditions are deemed unsafe.
  • This position requires long periods of standing, walking, and hiking. Certain activities may require bending, crouching, kneeling, etc.
  • The residential camp is rustic, with some uneven terrain, wooded trails, and variable weather conditions. The bathrooms and dining areas are enclosed and heated. Other park locations have variable conditions and amenities.
  • Housing and most meals are provided during residential program days. Housing is available on weekends, and the kitchen will remain open for staff use. Housing is not provided during day program weeks unless special arrangements are made.
  • Instructors are guaranteed one hour of break/rest time each day during student free and quiet times.

Additional Requirements:

  • First Aid/CPR training (may be available during staff training)
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Must have personal vehicle with insurance

To apply:

Please send resume and two references to [email protected] 

Questions? Contact Natalie DiNenno, Executive Director 


[email protected]

The board and staff of Klamath Outdoor Science School believe in including and serving diverse populations in an equitable manner.  We tailor our programs to serve diverse needs and to be inclusive of other cultures, and strive to develop empathy and strong interpersonal relationships between people of all backgrounds and experiences. Klamath Outdoor Science School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), age, national origin (ancestry), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital or any other status or condition, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, recruitment, hiring and termination of staff, compensation, selection of volunteers and vendors, and services to and treatment of clientele.  We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, vendors, students, teachers, and families.

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