Environmental Educator

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Address:

Sandstone, MN
United States

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

We're hiring! Join our team of Environmental Educator Fellows! Gain experience teaching environmental education to students of all ages! Grow as an instructor through training seminars, direct mentorship, graduate-level coursework, and on-the-job learning. 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in a related field, or equivalent work experience/training
  • 21 years of age or older at the time of employment
  • Ability to commit to eight months, from January-August 2022, and live on site
  • Interest or experience in working with learners of all ages; particularly elementary and middle school age
  • Interest and experience in outdoor activities including, but not limited to: camping, canoeing, backpacking, climbing, hiking, etc.
  • Experience with, and enthusiasm for, summer youth camps and community programming
  • Experience in working with or teaching members of underserved communities
  • Must be open-minded, self-directed, and enthusiastic–excited to learn and try new things!
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment, such as a canoe, hike long distances, and work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lead and participate in our climbing wall and high ropes course (max-height: 40 ft.)
  • Valid First-aid/CPR/AED certification is a plus!
  • Conversational speaking ability in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong is a plus!

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to ongoing conversations about how to serve our community with diverse offerings during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond
  • Teach ecology, wildlife, adventure, and cultural classes to large and small groups of all ages, including evening and weekend programming, both virtually and on-site where appropriate
  • Plan and lead Summer Camp programming and free-time activities, whether virtual or on-site
  • Serve as the primary representative and host to visiting conference and retreat groups. This includes being on-call for overnight visitors (2-4/month)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and regular training throughout the year
  • Provide basic husbandry for our animal ambassadors, including raptors, corvids, mammals, fish, invertebrates, and herpes
  • Complete other self-directed projects, or projects as assigned

Benefits:

  • Work outside in a beautiful setting: 780 acres with coniferous and mixed hardwood forest, creek, prairie, and wetland areas, as well as a lake with a beach adjacent to the staff house
  • Ongoing training in pedagogy, curriculum development, and environmental education theory
  • Broad natural history and animal husbandry training
  • $360/month stipend + 8 Paid Graduate Credits through Hamline University for an Environmental Education Certification ($2,800 value) and National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide certification ($150 value)
  • Private room in on-site Staff House, and meals during the workweek/when groups are present
  • Eight days off each month, plus 6 additional days of paid sick leave/PTO

Position Dates:

This fellowship begins January 3, 2022, and ends on August 31, 2022 (start date is subject to adaptation)

There are 3 positions available. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021. This position is required to live and work on-site in Sandstone, MN. 

View and download the full job description: https://ospreywilds.org/aboutus/work/fellowship/

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Ashley Bozman, Fellowship Coordinator

Email: bozman@ospreywilds.org  |  Phone: (320) 245-2648 ext. 111