• Austin, Tx
  • Region: South Central: MO, AR, KS, OK, TX, LA

Website Natureversity

Natureversity is looking for motivated, experienced, outgoing, competent, and organized applicants to teach year round at our environmental education youth nature programs. You will get to spend each day outdoors teaching classes and programs that involve nature at the core.

Responsibilities:

  • Passion and love for teaching and working with children ages 5 – 12
  • Work with a team of teachers and program directors to design and implement exciting outdoor nature programs for kids
  • Manage 8 children alone or with your team of 2 other instructors, not to exceed 24 children total at once, in the outdoors day to day, week to week, month to month
  • Interact with parents week to week in person at drop off/pick up
  • Facilitate nature inspired games, activities, challenges and projects
  • Maintain an organized, creative, self-directed, energetic, motivated, positive, respectful, responsible, flexible, punctual and professional attitude and work ethic
  • Interest in encouraging children to be playful, creative and passionate about learning in the outdoors
  • Provide high quality of education in the outdoors focusing on a wide variety of nature skills
  • Communicate weekly with families enrolled in the school to onboard the plans for the week
  • Ability to work 2 Saturday’s a month (Sept-May only)
  • Help maintain a safe and functional outdoor learning environment
  • Assist with local special events and outreach opportunities for the school
  • Instruct full time (40 hour wk) during summer months (Jun-Aug)

Requirements:

  • Natural interest in learning and teaching outdoor skills
  • Ability to play with the kids and get messy
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Convenient access to commute around the Austin & Central Texas area
  • CPR & Basic First Aid
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication abilities & skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Wisdom of local central Texas ecology
  • Plants, trees, mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, soils, minerals, rocks, animal tracks, weather
  • Wisdom of local hazards
  • Plants, snakes, spiders & insects
  • Wisdom of survival skills
  • Knife carving
  • Fire starting
  • Shelter building
  • Water purification
  • Wild edible Plants
  • Wild game
  • Navigation
  • Traditional Archery Skills
  • Making bows
  • Making arrows
  • Shooting traditional wooden bows & arrows
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Experience in Waldorf, Head Waters, Reggio or Montessori is a plus
  • Experience from Primitive Pursuits, Wilderness Awareness School, Alderleaf, Tracker School, Trackers NW, Whole Earth Nature School, Twin Eagles, Earth Native
  • Interests in Nature, Journaling, Rock Climbing, Arts & Crafts, Permaculture & Gardening, Dancing, Singing, Playing Guitar or any other Instrument, Theatre, Yoga, Cooking, Making Soap or Candles, Basket Weaving, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, Herbal Remedies, Leadership Skills

Salary/Pay

  • Average of 32 – 40 hours each week – $17-$19/hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Seasonal

Pay: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour

Expected hours: 32 – 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work setting:

  • Camp
  • In-person
  • Outdoor work
  • School

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Outdoor Teaching: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Austin, TX 78741: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

To apply for this job please visit natureversity.org.

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