Join our dynamic outdoor education team as a Program Staff member specializing in archery, rockwall, challenge course, forest ecology, and salmon ecology. We seek an enthusiastic individual passionate about environmental education and experiential learning. This position offers a unique opportunity to instruct diverse programs, foster a love for nature, and provide hands-on experiences for participants.
Position Title: Seasonal Part-time Program Staff
Compensation: $20.00 per hour; exclusive outdoor gear discounts
Employment Term: February 2024 through June 2024 (with opportunities outside of these dates)
Plan and conduct archery programs, ensuring safety and adherence to best practices.
Instruct participants in archery techniques and skills.
Maintain and oversee archery equipment.
Lead Rockwall climbing programs, emphasizing safety and proper climbing techniques.
Instruct participants in Rockwall climbing skills.
Conduct routine inspections and maintenance of Rockwall equipment.
Challenge Course Facilitation:
Facilitate challenge course programs, fostering teamwork and personal growth.
Instruct participants in challenge course elements and safety procedures.
Collaborate with team members to enhance the overall program experience.
Forest Ecology Programs:
Develop and lead forest ecology programs, incorporating hands-on learning experiences.
Educate participants about local flora, fauna, and ecosystems.
Foster an appreciation for the natural world through interactive activities.
Salmon Ecology Programs:
Conduct salmon ecology programs, focusing on salmon’s life cycle and importance.
Lead field trips to local waterways for hands-on exploration.
Collaborate with educators to integrate salmon ecology into broader environmental education.
High School Diploma or GED.
Minimum age of 18.
Ability to lift 50 lbs and complete physically demanding tasks.
Capable of standing for multiple hours, setting up, and accessing all areas of the challenge course and climbing wall, up to 60 ft in the air.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Experience working with youth and adult groups.
Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, age, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Additional language proficiency beyond English may be advantageous.
Terms of Employment:
This position is on a seasonal, as-needed basis. Facilitators must commit to at least ten programs annually and attend yearly facilitator training. Employment is contingent upon a background check.
We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about outdoor education, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a dynamic and natural setting. Join us in creating unforgettable experiences and fostering a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors through essential outdoor education!
Please submit the following to Michael Duelley, Challenge Course Manager, at [email protected]:
Please include “Outdoor School Program Assistant Application” in the subject line.
Resume & Three (3) References
Brief Message of Intent (Why are you interested in this position?)
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