The EUREKA! McConnell Science museum is hiring field instructors for our Environmental Institute 2021 summer courses. Our instructors lead day programs and overnights from Moab to Vail to Crested Butte, connecting students to authentic field science projects and adventure. Instructors will blend NGSS aligned environmental literacy lessons with adventure education programming to facilitate a unique, safe, and growth-oriented experience for participants aged K – 12.
Current Wilderness First Responder certification
Current CPR and AED certification
Prior experience with residential environmental education, or expeditionary trip leading
Must be able to drive larger vehicles including, but not limited to, 12-passenger van, 14 passenger bus
Hiking and backpacking expertise required, and at least one of the following preferred: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Snow Sports
Professional written and oral communication skills
Must be willing to deliver overnight programs from 3 to 5 days in length.
Compensation: $140/day with a bonus for overnights in the field. $15/hour for project planning work
About EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum
The Environmental Institute at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Musem was created with the purpose of bringing students outside to engage with nature through hands-on field science experiences. Combining field investigations and adventure education, Environmental Institute programs take students behind the scenes to connect with real-world scientific studies in a cooperative learning environment. Backpack into the alpine to collect Pika monitoring data, climb a steep sandstone wall to investigate layering, lay out in the desert at night to count galaxies, at The Environmental Institute we believe science is adventure.