Overview

The Dunn School Outdoor Education Program is seeking experienced field instructors for the school’s annual spring 2022 trip season.

COMPENSATION
On any given trip, instructors will generally have three (3) prep days, five (5) days in the field, and one (1) debrief/post-trip administration day using an hourly rate system with overtime pay scales included. This amounts to approximately $1,900 per trip, depending on actual hours worked in the field. Instructors will have the potential to work up to four (4) trips during the spring season.

Outdoor Education Staff also receive free on-campus housing, free meals at the exceptional dining hall, and free access to the campus and school facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
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.

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.

ROLE
The field instructor will be responsible for the facilitation of outdoor education trips, the teaching of the Dunn School Outdoor Education curriculum, and risk management while in the field. This includes pre-trip packing and planning and post-course student evaluations and debriefs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
-Serve as the lead instructor, alongside a member of the Dunn Faculty, on a 5-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.

DATES
The contract dates for the spring season are:
March 25 – April 1, 2022
April 2 – April 9, 2022
April 29 – May 7, 2022
May 8 – May 14, 2022

LOCATIONS
Trip locations may include:
Joshua Tree National Park
San Rafael Wilderness
Yosemite
Point Reyes
Death Valley
Anza Borrego

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

WFR with CPR
SPI (not required, but highly sought)

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]