Overview

The Dunn School Outdoor Education Program is seeking experienced field instructors for the school’s annual fall trip season.

The field instructor will be responsible for the facilitation of the outdoor education trip, the teaching of the Dunn School Outdoor Education curriculum, and risk management while in the field.

The successful candidate will hold a current WFR or W-EMT and CPR certification, will have extensive personal and professional experience on extended backcountry trips, and will be passionate about facilitating powerful educational experiences in the backcountry.

The Program:
The Dunn School is dedicated to educating the whole student for a lifetime of learning and growth beyond the classroom. The School recognizes that not all learning happens within the confines of a traditional classroom and is therefore committed to engaging students in a variety of different educational environments.

The Outdoor Education Program is a central aspect of a Dunn School education. As of 2018, successful participation in at least one outdoor education trip each year is a graduation requirement for all students. These trips are designed to help students integrate classroom learning into the outside world, foster a sense of place, and facilitate the development of leadership skills all while having a rollicking good time outside.

The Role:
The field instructor will be responsible for the facilitation of all aspects of the of the school’s annual outdoor education trips. This includes pre-trip packing and planning, in-field risk management, and post-course student evaluations.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serve as the lead instructor, alongside a member of the Dunn Faculty, on a 6-day expedition or basecamp-style trip for 8-12 students
Assist in route planning, equipment packing and repair, food packing, and trip administration
Drive vehicles of various sizes with students to and from the trip site
Teach and facilitate the learning of outdoor living skills, environmental education, technical skills, risk management and awareness, self-care, and the Dunn Leadership Curriculum

The contract dates for the spring season are:

9th grade: September 2 – September 11
12th grade: September 16 – September 25
11th grade: September 30 – October 9
6th and 7th grade: October 15 – October 23

Trip locations include:
Pinnacles National Park
Joshua tree National Park
Jennie Lakes Wilderness
Inyo National Forest
Colorado River

Work begins at 8:00am on the first day of the contract and ends at 12:00pm on the final day of the contract. This contract includes 3 days of pre-trip briefing and prep, 5 days in the field, and 1/2 day of debriefing/clean up.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

Certified WFR with CPR
SPI Certified

About Dunn School

The Program:
The Dunn School is dedicated to educating the whole student for a lifetime of learning and growth beyond the classroom. The School recognizes that not all learning happens within the confines of a traditional classroom and is therefore committed to engaging students in a variety of different educational environments.

The Outdoor Education Program is a central aspect of a Dunn School education. As of 2018, successful participation in at least one outdoor education trip each year is a graduation requirement for all students. These trips are designed to help students integrate classroom learning into the outside world, foster a sense of place, and facilitate the development of leadership skills all while enjoying the outdoors.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Send a resume, references, and copies of WFR and CPR certifications to Mike Chapman, Director of Outdoor Education, at [email protected]