Seasonal Program Instructor

Organization:

Keystone Science School

Location:

Dillon, CO

Deadline:

Contact:

Katie Beeson

Seasonal Program Instructors will facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and overnight camp and adventure programs in the summer.

During the school year the Seasonal Program Instructor is responsible for teaching the wide variety of curricula options offered by KSS. Seasonal Program Instructors will lead groups of students in outdoor education programs including environmental science and community building curriculum. Program Instructors are responsible for lesson planning and organizing curriculum for each program. They are also responsible for the facilitation of meals, evening programs, and the completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis.

During the summer Seasonal Program Instructors may facilitate KSS summer camps including day and overnight programs on the Keystone Science School campus and at satellite locations around Summit County. Seasonal Program Instructors may also lead adventure programming with a focus on backcountry travel and high adventure activities. Programs are age-specific, full-week program sessions offering education, adventure and recreational activities based upon weekly science and adventure themes.  Campers in all programs range from entering Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and teach a group of up to 13 K-12 students on their own
  • Plan, prepare, and teach grade appropriate environmental education curricula
  • Facilitate team building, leadership, and social emotional learning activities
  • Program facilitation includes ‘support staff’ duties such as teaching evening programs, campus cleaning, meal set-up and clean-up and on-call responsibilities
  • Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies in all activities
  • Attend and help facilitate all staff meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Facilitate and provide support for a wide variety of KSS programs and activities
  • Drive a 15-passenger van and successfully complete Van Driver Training
  • Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by KSS
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience teaching students in an outdoor or classroom setting
  • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications minimum
    • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) required for Summer Adventure programs
  • Age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, excellent driving record, and a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to communicate verbally and teach in Spanish
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in a related field such recreation, education, or a subject in the human services field
  • Proficiency with Google Drive and CampSite camp management software
  • Previous employment experience at Keystone Science School

Pay:

  • $450 per week