Animal Care Specialist / Outdoor Education Instructor
The Outdoor School

Outdoor Education in progress!

Bring your farm skills and passion for youth programs to Marble Falls Texas!

Our location on Lake LBJ offers BEAUTIFUL access to nature just about 50 miles from Austin Texas


Animal Care Specialist / Outdoor Education Instructor

The Outdoor School
Marble Falls, Texas
up to $375.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Jan 16, 2023)

Pay: Up to $375/week with opportunities for additional weekend work at $14-15 per hour. 

Room and Board: Room and most board is provided. Compensation includes on-site housing at our camp in Marble Falls Texas and meals when program is running (about 85% of the time).

Dates: This is a seasonal position, and exact dates vary year to year. Generally the fall season runs from mid-August through mid-November and the spring season runs from early-February through late-May. For successful candidates there is opportunity for continual employment through the year with season completion bonuses.

Location: The Outdoor School is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with direct waterfront access to Lake LBJ, and just 50 miles away from awesome food and live music in Austin.

The Animal Care Specialist will be the primary caretaker for our on-site animals including longhorns, ponies, miniature horses, a miniature zebu, pigs and piglets, Nigerian pygmy goats and kids, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits. When not attending to animals, you will work alongside our team of outdoor education instructors to teach kids in and about nature.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • About 50% animal care:
    • Feeding and caring for animals including horses, cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and their young.
    • Inventory and stocking supplies
    • Maintaining clean, safe, healthy, and presentable habitats.
  • About 50% outdoor education:
    • Facilitating adventure and recreation activities including rock climbing, ropes courses, and archery.
    • Teaching experiential education curriculum to youth 4th-12th grade
    • Contributing to overall programmatic needs

*If you are interested in one part of this role but not the other, apply anyway and we can talk about other options and opportunities*


  • Some demonstrable prior experience and knowledge about farm animal care
  • Some prior experience working with children in educational and/or recreational settings
  • Enjoy working in the outdoors with animals


  • $375 per week
  • Onsite housing provided for the duration of employment
  • Most meals provided

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email to our Personnel Director Amy Koch  ( with the subject line "Animal Care Specialist application" and attach a resume including all relevant work history. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions before, during, and after your application - our goal is to ensure you are as informed as possible throughout our hiring process!

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