Nature’s Classroom hires instructors who are passionate about the program, education, and sharing their knowledge with the participants who attend. Working for an outdoor education program entails:
- being outside in great and not-so-great weather
- reviewing and preparing educational and fun programs to be delivered
- exhibiting high energy towards all
- working as a team with the other staff
- being flexible and hard-working
- truly enjoying children
- a willingness to be silly
- and the ability to both teach and learn from others
Contracts can be made for Spring, Summer, Fall, or a combination of each. Training is provided immediately prior to give you the tools needed for a successful season. Salaries start at $300/week and include community housing plus meals during the work week and when groups are on site. The work week is 5 days, generally Monday-Friday, with weekend opportunities that come with an additional stipend.
A work day begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m., 1-2 morning activities, lunch at 12:30 p.m., 1-2 afternoon activities, dinner at 5:30 p.m., evening program at 7:00 p.m., and participant dismissal at 9:00 p.m.
Other than the main responsibility of teaching activities, we also take turns leading the meals, cleaning up program areas as needed, singing songs, morning cabin checkout, greeting buses, helping with luggage, taking care of animals, telling stories, general program area maintenance, leading conversations at meal times, and just generally being awesome ALL THE TIME!
Nature’s Classroom Ohio Conference UCC hires a team of incredible folks for each season, providing a solid programming experience and overall life-changing opportunity for all of our guests! If you have camp experience or a science background, that does put you one step ahead, but diversity in the staff is very important to us! So, if you read the above bullets nodding your head in agreement to each one and becoming more excited along the way, please send us your resume and cover letter.