We are now looking to build our Rewilding School family.
Hourly Outdoor Educator
Imagine your lesson plans driven by your students’ interests, not by a rigid curriculum. Imagine that you are able to support kids through challenging times and help them grow as human beings. Imagine that your school has no screens, no pens, no paper, that your school isn’t a school at all- but instead it's the streams, fields, and forests of our local wild places.
We are looking for creative and passionate educators to lead our Forest Preschool, Wild Homeschool, and Outdoors Afterschool programs in Croton-on-Hudson and Mount Kisco, NY.
This job is hourly, paid at $14-$17 an hour, dependent on past experience. We have programs 5 days a week. We would want to hire someone who could work more than one program a day, for about 5 – 8 hours of work during the weekday. There may also be additional opportunities for one off private programs. We are truly looking to grow the Rewilding School family, and pending a good Fall 2020 season, we are open to offering long term employment opportunities with scheduled salary increases.
-Ability to effectively manage groups of up to 10 kids in the outdoors.
-Ability to follow and reinforce COVID safety protocols established by the organization.
-Ability to recognize and act effectively upon safety concerns in the outdoors, including rough terrain, ticks, poison ivy, rabid animals, stinging insects and lost children.
-Ability to plan engaging and effective lessons that meet the themes and needs of the program.
-Ability to communicate effectively with administration, co-workers, parents, and students.
-Working knowledge of Hudson Valley Flora and Fauna.
-Ability to safely carry up to 30lbs of teaching gear over moderate terrain for a distance of up to 1 mile.
-Eligible to work in the USA
-Ability to pass a background check in accordance with State and Federal laws
-Prior experience working with the desired age group in an outdoor education setting.
-Knowledge of ancestral skills like fire making, shelter building, spoon carving, basket weaving, etc.
-Certified in First Aid
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to highlight your relevant experiences in outdoor education or ancestral skills in the body of the email.