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Teton Science Schools

  • 700 Coyote Canyon Road, Jackson, WY

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Summer Program Assistant

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

$15.60 - $17.20 / hour

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Position Description:

Do you love summer camp, but also have a passion for spreadsheets? Do you want to gain experience in a variety of tasks at a prominent environmental science education organization? Do you want to play a unique and essential role in a meaningful youth program? Keep reading!

The Summer Program Assistant is part of a collaborative seasonal team engaging participants in nature and play-based summer programs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Teton Science Schools’ summer programs* develop curiosity, critical thinking skills, social-emotional learning, and science literacy in early youth through exploratory, outdoor adventures. Working closely with the Summer Program Faculty member, the Summer Program Assistant supports program systems and the instructor team to minimize chaos and ensure meaningful experiences for over 100 campers each week. The Program Assistant helps with all essential summer program logistics including managing administrative systems, communicating with and providing customer service for camper families, building and organizing weekly camp materials, facilitating staff team meetings, and assisting with camp program planning and instruction. This position will spend stretches of time both indoors at a computer and outdoors supporting programs in variable weather.

*Though TSS offers summer programs for several age groups, this position would focus on early childhood through 5th grade.

This is a summer-seasonal position that begins on June 1st, 2023.


Manage weekly program data and materials, including group rosters, participant medical information, photo files, camping gear, teaching supplies, etc.

Support instructors in problem-solving, preparing materials, and implementing lessons and activities.

Interact with participants and families with professionalism, empathy, and clear communication.

Support team success by sharing ideas, challenges, and questions with teammates and supervisor in daily and weekly meetings.

Respond to emergencies as they arise according to TSS policies and support structures.

Safely drive 15-passenger vans and minibuses with trailers.

Take care of yourself to stay motivated and successful through a long, challenging season.

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.

To Apply: Please submit the online application, which includes uploading a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Position questions can be directed to [email protected].

Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2023. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

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


$15.60/hour for first year program assistants, $16.45/hour for second year program assistants, $17.20/hour for third year program assistants.

Pro Deals from brand name outdoor companies

Limited employee housing available at locally competitive rates.

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

Minimum Requirements


Desire to work as a collaborative team member; ability to give and receive feedback.

Ability to work independently with attention to detail.

Strong interpersonal skills working with kids and adults.

Desire to contribute to a safe, inclusive workplace and cultivate a sense of belonging for all.

Experience using Google Suite, spreadsheets, and database management systems.

Valid First Aid, Adult, Child, & Infant CPR & AED certification.

Valid driver’s license.

Minimum of 21 years of age.

Successful applicants must pass a criminal history background check and driving record review prior to start date.

Successful applicants must complete the licensing process for early childhood education.

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