“Naturalists are passionate about what they’re doing and use multiple modalities to reach every student.”
Our Staff is made up of enthusiastic lifelong learners who bring a love of the outdoors and a commitment to outdoor education to all their work with students and teachers. We spend over two weeks each year in specialized staff trainings including safety seminars, group-building, leadership, and content area knowledge for our science, history, and group building programs. Our staff act as positive role models for their students and create a safe and supportive community for the students at the WOLF School.
WOLF values inclusion and diversity. We seek to diversify our workforce and invite applicants of all backgrounds, cultures, orientations, abilities, identities, and communities to apply.
We accept resumes and cover letters throughout the year for the positions listed below. We are interested in enthusiastic, organized educators and leaders. You must be a safety-oriented team player certified in First Aid and CPR.
Position Description: Design and teach K-12th grade residential outdoor science school groups of 15–18 students for 2–5 day programs. Plan and teach curriculum based on 7 concepts and CA State Content Standards and Frameworks. Teaching takes place on interpretive hikes, at meals, campfires, and educational activities at any of WOLF School’s 6 campuses in Northern California.
Qualifications: Must be able to plan and implement experiential, hands-on outdoor science school curriculum. Requires travel, reliable vehicle, teamwork, BA/BS degree, and interest in environmental education and children. First aid, CPR, and ability to pass TB test, background check required. Flexibility, maturity, teamwork required. Experience working with school-aged children in community / residential / educational programs desired. Knowledge of education, science, natural history, group building, musical, Spanish-speaking, and leadership skills desired.
Position Description: Coordinate staff and students, teachers and chaperones for 2–5 day programs at any of WOLF School’s seven campuses in Northern California. Act as on-site director and coordinate with the School Director, teachers, naturalists, chaperones, and students. Act as Health Supervisor and director on call for duration of program. Dispense medications and provide leadership to all staff and participants during program. Participate in design, implementation, and evaluation of WOLF School curriculum as well as other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Must have BA/BS degree and minimum three years’ experience in environmental education programs and curriculum design and implementation, or equivalent experience. Requires travel, reliable vehicle, flexibility, maturity, teamwork, and excellent organizational and communication skills. First aid, CPR, and ability to pass TB test, background check required. Spanish-speaking, leadership skills, musical skills desired.
Although we always accept resumes and cover letters, there are not always positions available. Hiring for the spring season begins October 1. Fall hiring begins May 1. In general we hire more new staff for the spring season than for the fall. If you send us your resume at a time that there are no positions currently open, we will hold it for six months for the next available hiring session. If you have questions, please contact us by phone. We recommend you make an appointment to come observe our program in action if you are serious about applying and are able to.
To submit an application, email a .PDF of your RESUME AND COVER LETTER to program [at] wolfschool [dot] org or mail your resume and cover letter to:
Web of Life Field School
220 Cloister Lane
Aptos, CA 95030
Phone: (831) 338-8018
Fax: (831) 338-8020