The Chewonki Foundation is seeking a passionate Outdoor Educator with excellent leadership skills to join the Chewonki Team! The Outdoor Educator position is a 3-season position spanning the beginning of April through the end of October.

Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

Schedule/Approximate 2024 Dates: April 8, 2024 – October 30, 2024

Position Summary:

During the spring and fall, educators lead overnight school programs on base-camping trips, saltwater canoe trips, and day programs to facilitate positive learning experiences in nature. Curriculum includes teaching outdoor living skills, team building, farm and food, and ecology and span multiple place-based teaching methods and styles. During overnight programs educators camp with their students and a school chaperone in small camping groups at shore-side campsites on Chewonki Neck. The team of 12-15 Outdoor Educators facilitate approximately 140 groups over the course of the spring and fall Outdoor Classroom seasons. During the summer season, Outdoor Educators take on responsibilities within Camp Chewonki, in most cases as trip leaders. Trip Leaders are ultimately responsible for the safety of the participants and execution of all trip details.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Must be at least 21 years old.
High school diploma or equivalent required ; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred.
Current Wilderness First Responder Certification required.
Experience in the outdoor or experiential education field, or working with a wide range age of children preferred.
Experience in the outdoor or experiential education field, or working with a wide range age of children preferred.
Natural leadership qualities and exceptional communication.

Required Skills:

Salary: Salary for the Camp Chewonki season starts at a base rate of $4,500.00 for the approximately 9 week season. Salary for the Outdoor Classroom season (fall and spring) starts at $500.00 per week, housing is included throughout employment and meals when served during Chewonki programs.
Room and Board: As part of your employment, most educators live at the Chewonki Snow Squall property in Wiscasset, Maine. This property is the former Snow Squall Inn and is located 7 miles from Chewonki’s main campus.

About Chewonki Foundation

Chewonki is a school, camp and environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

Application Instructions

Please apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0320bc40-7a18-452e-ae7a-b4d87b0adb89&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=471425&lang=en_US

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