Contractor Job Opportunity- Facilitators Needed! Earthwatch Institute, a nonprofit organization that runs science research expeditions, is looking for dynamic, flexible, and hardworking individuals to facilitate our 2023 teen teams. As a facilitator, you will manage safety, team dynamics, and inclusivity as well as provide meaningful activities for a group of up to 12 teens for the duration of the expedition. We have teams both internationally and in the United States where you will participate as a volunteer alongside the teen participants. If you have experience working with youth and are interested in working alongside scientists at the cutting edge of conservation research, this opportunity may be for you! If you are interested, apply on our website and we will reach out to you if we see a good fit.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff


• Be 21 years of age or older
• Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
• Experience and interest in working with youth, such as teaching experience either in classroom or field settings and/or experience leading groups of youth, including managing group dynamics, team building, mediation, and problem solving
• Willingness to be an Earthwatch ambassador in the
field with the PI/field staff and team members
• International travel experience and/or cross-cultural experience
• Consent to undergo

Preferred Skills:

• Previous participation on an Earthwatch expedition
and/or experience in the field with scientific
research data collection
• Current Wilderness First Aid/CPR or better
(must be willing to obtain certification at the expense
of Earthwatch Institute if not already certified)
• Current Lifeguard Certification
(on projects where swimming is a possibility)
• Proficiency in a language other than English
(for expeditions in non-English speaking countries)

About Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch is an international enviornmental nonprofit organization that connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empowers them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet.

Application Instructions

Please either apply using this link: https://expedition.earthwatch.org/program/signup?type=Facilitator OR find the position posted on our website at https://earthwatch.org/about/jobs-internships

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