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Teton Science Schools

  • 700 Coyote Canyon Road, Jackson, WY

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Doug Walker Challenge Course Faculty

Teton Science Schools employees inspire curiosity. Our team members are engaged with the world around them. TSS employees are leaders in transformative place-based education for learners of all ages. Whether you’re working in an administrative role or in the field with students, your role at TSS will contribute to the development of lifelong learners and leaders. TSS ensures equal opportunity in education and employment for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or veteran status. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate people with physical disabilities.

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salary range

$50k - $52k / year

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

Position Purpose:

Field Education Faculty work with trip leaders of youth, family and adult groups to customize field science programs in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Faculty also train and coach field educators who may be paid instructors, graduate students or AmeriCorps members. Faculty also manage the logistics and administrative work of the Field Education team. The administrative work includes a programmatic focus area. This faculty position has a focus area of the Doug Walker Challenge Course (i.e. Ropes Course).


  • Hosting Educational Programs

    • Work with visiting groups to develop customized, high-quality, place-based education programs.

    • Facilitate the growth of educators through all aspects of programming including meetings and debriefs.

    • Complete administrative duties necessary for high quality programs and efficient customer service including resource management, scheduling and program logistics.

  • Focus Area

    • Manage programs and systems for the Doug Walker Challenge Course, both high and low ropes elements, including overseeing DWCC training, inspections, local operating procedures, and programmatic use.

    • Develop and manage an outreach plan to increase the use of the challenge course. Especially with local underrepresented constituencies.

  • Educator Development

    • Coach field educators to develop and refine pedagogical, instructional, and leadership skills.

    • Plan and implement onboarding, training and professional development for field educators to provide place-based programming in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that increases scientific literacy, understanding of place and leadership skills.

  • Field Education Support

    • Serve as a member of a Field Education faculty team focused on curriculum and instruction, operations, or staffing systems.

    • Serve in the faculty on-call rotation for Field Education.

    • Support and assist in the management of Field Education systems including food service, gear, hands to work, registration, operations, campus systems and marketing.

  • One TSS Responsibilities

    • Actively cross market TSS to all program participants and support offsite marketing efforts.

    • Actively seek opportunities for internal and external collaboration through programs, resources, curriculum and staff to efficiently and effectively support the mission of TSS.

    • Contribute to inclusive work and learning environments through continually developing cultural competency. Cultural Competence is one’s ability to interact effectively across various dimensions of diversity. It lies at the intersection of awareness of others, self-awareness, and applying skills & knowledge to promote inclusion and equity

This job description is not meant to state or imply that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager in compliance with federal and state laws.

Teton Science Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation in any of its policies or programs.

Special Benefits


  • Salary DOE

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Pro Deals from brand name outdoor companies

  • Limited employee housing may be available

  • Proximity to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Minimum Requirements


  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace

  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching in a combination of formal (K-12) and informal (outdoor/environmental education) settings

  • Experience coaching educators

  • Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings

  • Experience facilitating programming on both low and high elements of a challenge course preferred

  • Organizational and prioritization skills

  • Familiarity with Google Apps

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily based at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools with potential meetings/interactions/work on all campuses locations

  • Primarily indoors in an office setting: sitting and standing for long stretches while using a computer

  • Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions

  • Ability to facilitate programming and manage risk on high course elements that may include climbing, rescuing, and aiding participants at heights.

  • May be expected to work evenings, holidays or weekends to support programs and events

  • Carry a backpack of 20+ lbs for 8 hours a day over uneven terrain

  • Time spent hiking/camping in front- and back-country settings

  • Able to drive 15 passenger vans for extended periods (up to 10 hours per day)

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