Join our team at Eagle Bluff as a Curriculum Coordinator and embark on an exciting journey in the field of education. As part of our Curriculum Department, you will play a vital role in shaping the educational experiences of thousands of students. Take the lead in maintaining equipment, mentoring staff, and participating in collaborative curriculum development. With opportunities for professional growth and a supportive team environment, this is an exceptional opportunity for individuals passionate about environmental education and curriculum creation. Come be a part of our mission to connect people to the earth and each other in a beautiful rural setting.

Essential Functions

Maintain and Develop Program Curricula | 55%
-Maintain education equipment and supplies related to Eagle Bluff’s classes/activities. Perform regular safety maintenance/inspections; may include high/low ropes courses, canoes, and indoor rock wall.
-Participate in collaborative curriculum development and revision for the Outdoor School’s classes; align curriculum with Eagle Bluff pedagogy and NGSS/state academic standards.
-Write training guides to set expectations for training staff in use of equipment and sites.
-Mentor staff in program expectations, curriculum delivery, use of equipment, and implementation of teaching techniques.

Teaching | 35%
-Deliver engaging and interactive inquiry-based science, adventure, and cultural history classes on and off trail to diverse groups in outdoor weather conditions.
-Present interpretation-style, on-stage Naturalist Programs to audiences up to 200.
-Co-lead songs, skits, and stories during evening campfires.
-Occasionally coordinate and give off-site programs to outreach groups.
-Periodically act as the Staff On-Radio to respond in case of emergencies.

Education Department Duties | 10%
-Delegate and oversee seasonal staff in completing tangible programmatic projects.
-Lead seminars for Fellowship staff in classroom management, pedagogy, and/or natural history; lead class trainings for new staff.
-Evaluate seasonal staff through class observations.
-Conduct Lead Teacher Interviews to assess client satisfaction.
-Provide logistical support for summer camp.
-Actively collaborate, lead, and notate during Team Meetings.
-Seek out and participate in professional development workshops, trainings, or conferences which will benefit self and Eagle Bluff broadly.

Other duties as assigned.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
2 years teaching K-12 youth; experience with outdoor teaching
Experience with or willingness to learn Microsoft Publisher and Google G-Suite

Required Skills:

High attention to detail and ability to prioritize, adapt, and problem-solve
Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence
Ability to work with and present to individuals from diverse backgrounds, including large groups
Proactive approach to expanding knowledge and skills
Ability to operate adventure activities: high ropes courses, canoeing, rock wall, long hikes, etc.
US driver’s license, First Aid/CPR certification, and ability to pass a background check

Preferred Skills:

Overnight environmental or outdoor education experience
Knowledge of B.E.E.T.L.E.S. and/or cultural interpretation pedagogies
Experience in outdoor, adventure-based activities such as archery, climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.
Experience mentoring or coaching adults
Prior experience facilitating or maintaining challenge courses, archery, rock climbing, or canoeing
MN DNR Firearms Safety Instructor or willingness to get

About Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Founded in 1978, Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit residential environmental learning center providing accredited environmental education programs, camps, and outdoor adventures in the scenic bluff country near Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Application Instructions

See application details on our website: https://eaglebluffmn.org/employment/curriculumcoordinator/