This is Work?!? Ziplining, Paddling, Fish Kissing, Mystery History!
Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay; a rural environment rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.
- Worton, Maryland
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts in 3 months. (Mar 12, 2023)
Are you ready to join an amazing team of outdoor educators? Echo Hill Outdoor School (EHOS), located on Maryland's Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is celebrating 50 years of residential and recreational learning experiences in the outdoors! Programs are designed to introduce and acclimate participants to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other, and their environment. Course areas include Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high-element challenge course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program is flexible and committed to custom designing programs so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students/ participants, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools, as well as college students and adults of all ages.
Responsibilities: At EHOS you would teach a variety of classes from all of our curriculum areas. You would also supervise and counsel all aspects of participant residential life during their stay at the school including overnights in platform tents or dormitories, table-heading at family-style meals, and supervision during the recreational time and other activities.
Qualifications: EHOS is seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity, commitment, and a passion for the outdoors. Experience working with and relating to children and people of all ages is extremely beneficial. A background in Education, Recreation, Environmental or Outdoor Education, Challenge Course facilitation, Psychology, Natural Sciences, Marine Biology, Liberal Arts or related fields is desired.
Compensation: Starting salary for a Teacher/Naturalist is $300 - $340 per week. Individuals with demonstrated current certification in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, or Valid State Teacher Certification will be considered at a slightly higher starting range.
EHOS-owned housing and board are a condition of this residential teaching position.
Ten-twelve-month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings, specialized positions available, and satisfactory job performance. A staff excess sickness and accident medical plan is available.
Deadline: Applications are welcome year-round. Primary starting dates are in early March and late August.
How to Apply
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please provide your cover letter, resume, three phone references and two letters of recommendation from different individuals to: firstname.lastname@example.org - Betsy Zelter McCown, Associate Director Echo Hill Outdoor School, 13655 Bloomingneck Road, Worton, Maryland 21678