Environmental Institute Instructor


Eureka! McConnell Science Museum


Grand Junction, CO



Kelsey Wells

General Description of Responsibilities:

The Environmental Institute Instructor is responsible for facilitating outdoor, science-based, experiential learning for students K-10 during our summer programs. We are looking for applicants who love to adventure outdoors, have a passion for environmental science, and enjoy working with students in a wilderness setting. An instructor is responsible for helping to manage safety, logistics, gear, and fun on day-long and overnight trips.

EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum will be this role’s home office-base, though this job requires off-site travel within Mesa County.


  • Prior experience in an educational setting
  • Interest/Experience in environmental stewardship and/or ecology
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive larger vehicles including, but not limited to, 12-passenger van, 14 passenger bus, trailer, (CDL not necessary)
  • Comfortable hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and/or rafting
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth
  • B.A. in Education or Science
  • Experience driving a 14-passenger mini-bus (CDL not required)

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire (WFR/WFA preferred)

Additional Information:

Wages are dependent on the applicant's qualifications. Starting range between $18 - $20 / hour

Position is full-time summer seasonal with option to extend.

Latest start date May 22, 2023


A detailed job description can be found here.

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the hiring team at [email protected]

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with either an immediate start date or a start as late as May 22, 2023.