The Environmental Institute Instructor is responsible for facilitating outdoor, science-based, experiential learning for students K-10 during our summer programs. We are looking for applicants who love to adventure outdoors, have a passion for environmental science, and enjoy working with students in a wilderness setting. An instructor is responsible for helping to manage safety, logistics, gear, and fun on day-long and overnight trips.

EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum will be this role’s home office-base, though this job requires off-site travel within Mesa County.
Wages are dependent on the applicant’s qualifications. Starting range between $18 – $20 / hour

Position is full-time summer seasonal with option to extend.

Latest start date May 22, 2023

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Prefer experience working with youth
B.A. in Education or Science
CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire (WFR/WFA preferred)

Required Skills:

Prior experience in an educational setting
Interest/Experience in environmental stewardship and/or ecology
Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive larger vehicles including, but not limited to, 12-passenger van, 14 passenger bus, trailer, (CDL not necessary)
Comfortable hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and/or rafting
Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Preferred Skills:

Experience driving a 14-passenger mini-bus (CDL not required)

About EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

Science in the hands of kids!
EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is a non-profit organization that was founded by John McConnell. We operate with a small employed staff and a large group of dedicated volunteers who bring math and science to life. Our Mission is to inspire a passion and respect for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in our communities.

EUREKA! has evolved from its earliest beginnings as a volunteer effort by John McConnell, teaching scientific principles to kids through hands-on demonstrations that he created. During that time the project was given the name SITHOK, which stands for “Science In The Hands Of Kids”. After reaching about 5,000 students per year, the Mesa County School District granted John a space for EUREKA!. In 2018, EUREKA! relocated to the newly-constructed Confluence Hall building on the CMU campus.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit our website: https://eurekasciencemuseum.org/employment/ The application found on our website and your resume are required to apply.