The Outdoor Educator position is a 3-season position spanning the beginning of May through the end of October. During the spring and fall, educators work with residential school programs leading groups of students on base-camping trips, saltwater canoe trips, and day programs to teach outdoor living skills, team building, farm and food curricula, and ecology through facilitating a variety of place-based teaching methods and styles. During overnight programs educators live with their students and a school chaperone in small camping groups at shore-side campsites on Chewonki Neck, sleeping in tents, and cooking over open fires are a part of the core curriculum to facilitate positive learning experiences in nature. The team of 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 many cases as trip leaders.

In addition to their job responsibilities by season, educators are expected to take initiative and be part of the greater community, to support the Chewonki mission of promoting personal growth, natural history, and community development.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Crew, Development, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Sales and Marketing, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders, Water Skills


At least 21 years old

High school diploma or equivalent

Current Wilderness First Responder Certification

Pass background check

Ability to lift up to 50 lb and work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions

Ability to live and work in a small community

The Chewonki Foundation requires that 100% of staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, as allowed for by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Preferred Skills:

Valid Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier

Experience in the outdoor or experiential education field

Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field

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 visit our website https://chewonki.org to find job postings and apply

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