Outdoor Program Instructor
Sierra Nevada Journeys

Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor

There's nothing like living near Lake Tahoe (50 minutes north of Truckee, CA).

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Outdoor Program Instructor

Sierra Nevada Journeys
Portola, California
$107.00 - $112.00 / day
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Full-time seasonal position from February to November 2023, and with the opportunity to renew your contract for the next season. Earn $107 - $112 per day + addl. pay for certifications; including off-site housing and workday meals. Job location: Sierra Nevada Journeys Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, CA.

Instructors deliver residential, one-to-five-day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving fifth and sixth grades from regional elementary and middle schools. All of our lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem-solving-based with a focus on critical thinking, exploration, and environmental stewardship.

Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12–15 students throughout their program, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and working evening programs. All lessons are written according to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and we train our staff using University of California at Berkeley’s BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) teaching techniques and pedagogy. We are looking for Instructors that have experience teaching youth of color from communities of low income.

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