Teach them to love the outdoors! Fall and Spring Sessions
The Outdoor School is just what the name implies - a school in and about the great outdoors. Our mission is simple. We strive to use the outdoors to awaken others to the potential within and around them.
Marble Falls is just 60 minutes west of Austin, Texas and Burton is just 90 minutes east of Austin, Texas. Both locations are in absolutely beautiful areas. The Outdoor School at Camp Champions in Marble Falls is within the Hill Country on Lake LBJ. The Outdoor School at Camp for All in Burton is in the lush hills of the Brazos Valley.
About The Outdoor School
***We are currently interviewing for Fall 2020 Instructors - training for our fall season is scheduled to begin on August 17th, 2020. If it is deemed unsafe to begin our season at this time changes in our schedule will be made accordingly.
The Outdoor School is a place where kids can see, hear, touch, smell, even taste nature. Students can learn about themselves, their natural environment and their peers while participating in fun and educational outdoor activities. There’s something for every age that will help students grow by facing challenges, overcoming their fears and spark new ways to see the world. We are located on beautiful Lake LBJ, about 90 minutes from Austin, Texas, offering an excellent setting for a range of educational adventures.
The Employee Experience
We employ a diverse group of people who share a common mission to educate in the outdoors and have fun! Team members live on property and enjoy the experience of spending three months working and playing in the outdoors.
Instructors also get the opportunity to work with students and guests from all different backgrounds. Students come from public, charter, and private schools allowing instructors to work with students coming from a wide range of cultural, philosophical, and socio-economic backgrounds. This job is extremely rewarding when you help a student learn to kayak, catch a bug in a jar, or see what the night sky looks like outside of downtown Houston for the very first time. This job is rewarding and magical in all aspects of the work you do!
We have an ideal candidate. Contact us if any of these characteristics that we seek match for you:
- willing to CHALLENGE themselves
- willingness to go with the flow and has FLEXIBLE as their middle name!
- Sense-of-humor with the kids and teammates
- open to FEEDBACK & GROWTH
Room and Board
The Outdoor School provides housing for their team-members. The Outdoor School at Camp Champions provides on-site housing 24/7 for the 3 months that the semester is running. The Outdoor School at Camp For All provides on-site housing typically monday-friday, and has housing in the Austin area on weekends. Housing is provided 24/7 for both sites, but The Outdoor School at Camp For All does a little bit of a commute on the weekends.
Our housing varies at each location. All team-members should expect to have at least one roommate. Each housing unit has a kitchen and living area associated with it. A few of the rooms we provide are set up in a dormitory style and those people need to walk about 100 yards to get to the team kitchen and lounge.
We provide MOST meals (board) to our team. The kitchen team will provide meals to everyone as long as there are guests on property (which is 85% of the time). Again, all housing units have a full kitchen to work with when there will not be meals provided by the kitchen team.
The Outdoor School definitely provides employee perks. WE love our team and want to show it! Our team members do receive special discounts and professional deals from various outfitters. We always encourage our team-members to take full advantage of this!
When we do not have guests enjoying our property we also encourage our team to go out and have fun with all the property has to offer (i.e. climbing activities, kayaking, archery, trails, etc.). It's fun seeing the team be truly passionate about what they do!
Throughout the season the director team enjoys treating the team to small, yummy surprises, periodically. Every once in awhile you might hear a fun radio call asking to stop by the office during the next break! These are not every week because we don't want to take away the surprise element...believe us it is sooo fun seeing teammate's faces light up when they hear the radio call!
Getting Here and Getting Around
It is possible to work at either location without a vehicle handy. We highly recommend a vehicle for The Outdoor School at Camp For All location due to their weekend commute. It's nice when multiple people can volunteer to drive the carpool that week.
We will pick people up at the airport upon their arrival for either location. More often than not there will always be people on the team going "here and there" who are more than willing to offer rides. It has never been a problem for people to work at The Outdoor School without a vehicle.
There is so much you can do while working at The Outdoor School. First off, we encourage our teammembers to enjoy the spoils that the property itself provides! Guests are not currently on property...that is your invite to enjoy the property and have some fun!
Both locations are close to Austin, Texas. Austin is an extremely outdoorsy city with a lot of hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, cycling and so much more! About 8 hours west of Austin is Big Bend National Park. We have had many groups of instructors use long weekends to explore this spectacular National Park in Texas!
Austin is also known for its great food and live music! It is the LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL!!! South by Southwest is the music festival that takes place during the spring season and Austin City Limits (ACL) is the musical festival that takes place in the fall. Either way, anywhere you go in Austin we can guarantee you there will be live music playing!
How to Apply
To apply, you can click APPLY HERE or The Outdoor School Instructor/Facilitator Application
Or visit our website at www.outdoorschool.com
Feel free to connect with Mark Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org