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Lead Instructor

Job in Orange - Orange County - CA California - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-11
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Elementary School, General Education, Environmental Studies
  • Outdoor/Nature/Animal
    Nature, Environmental Studies, Outdoor
Job Description & How to Apply Below

We are seeking mentors who enjoy being positive role models for children, who lead by example with the Earth in mind, and who have a strong desire to engage children with their environment through a hands-on approach.

This position is for a lead instructor. Our instructors are responsible for creating and leading activities for our 5-12 year old students based upon our nature and academic focuses of the year.

We are looking for creative, forward thinking, and motivated individuals to grow and expand with our organization.

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-3:30pm, Friday Staff Meeting from 8:30am-10:30am and Special Event Participation at 3 events per year

Salary: Negotiable based on experience. The pay period is bi-monthly for the duration of 10 months (September - June). Pay is issued by check or electronic funds transfer.

Location: All programs are entirely outdoors and explore various nature destinations in the local mountains, canyons, and beaches of Orange County.
Position Requirements
College, 1 to 2 Years work experience
Experience with outdoor/nature based mentoring
Some knowledge of local flora and fauna
Familiarity and/or experience with place-based education, ecological literacy, project-based learning, and child-led learning
Experience with ancestral and primitive skills
Physically fit, able to crouch, dig, climb, hike, and carry up to 40lbs
Have reliable transportation (public transit is not near all of our locations)
A working cell phone
Ability to pass criminal records check
CPR and Pediatric First Aid Certified or willing to obtain such
Experience and access to a computerExperience working with and leading groups of children ages 5-13 years of age
Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
Comfortable sitting on the ground, swimming in the ocean and creeks, and getting dirty
Comfortable handling insects and other small creatures
Interested in further growth in naturalist studies and mentoring
A nurturing, loving, creative and positive attitude
Dedicated to developmentally appropriate practice and aware of developmental needs of young children
Observant and communicative
A strong team member
Experience in early childhood development and education
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Contact Information
Contact Name: Camino De Santiago Nature School
Contact Phone: 7146188925
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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