Outdoor Education Facilitator

Work, learn and play as an outdoor education facilitator in the Ossipee Mountains!

600 acres in Ossipee Mountains, waterfront

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Outdoor Education Facilitator

Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
$600.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Mar 19, 2023)

Merrowvista’s school and youth programs are intentionally designed to develop individual skills, enhance group effectiveness and positively influence school or organizational culture. Utilizing our core program curriculum, we are able to customize a multi-day program to meet the specific needs of your school or organization. Our staff facilitates fun and engaging experiential activities as metaphors for real-world challenges. These experiences have a lasting, positive impact on children’s academic achievement and social skills as they return to their home and school communities.

Philosophy of the Facilitator Program:

The American Youth Foundation is committed to the professional advancement of our facilitators. This program is meant to provide rich learning experiences as an effective educator in our dynamic and intentional outdoor programming. We seek to inspire our facilitators to discover and develop their personal best and create an environment where they can explore their own gifts and learn skills as competent leaders in their careers.

Ideal Applicants:

We are looking for caring, energetic, experienced people invested in working with youth and committed to fostering growth in themselves and others. Our team is the strongest comprised of passionate, creative, and adventurous people. Applicants do not need to have previous experience as on-site job training is provided.

Applicants must:

• Be 21 and have one year of higher education or equivalent experience

• Have experience working in experiential education

• Be able to lead a two-mile hike in the mountains and lift over 25 pounds

• Be first aid and CPR-certified

• Ideally, have a driver's license and clean driving record


When facilitating a program: leading experiential, environmental, and recreational group activities, leading discussions, managing safety, and learning on ropes courses

When supporting a program: supporting program objectives by preparing program spaces for use, hanging climbing ropes, delivering materials to facilitators, leading, or supporting program activities

Non-program responsibilities: program area preparation and closure, possible independent and collaborative projects to advance AYF, staff development workshops, off-site development opportunities, regional conferences

When coordinating a program: pre-program communications, creating schedules, prep lists, and briefings, managing fellow staff, and leading post-program debriefs


• $600 per week

• $180 health insurance premium is available

• Housing provided (meals will be provided when there is a program)

Facilitator Dates:

March 19, 2023, to June 10, 2023 (final dates pending and summer employment opportunities are available)

How to Apply

To apply, please email Program Design and Staff Manager Nicky Gerome at ngerome@ayf.com

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