About Keystone Science School

With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team.

Job Duties

School Year Programs

Lead Instructor duties include, but are not limited to:

Give feedback to and mentor seasonal instructors;

Lead programs and be the liaison between instructors and lead teacher;

Develop curriculum in collaboration with program managers;

Plan and implement logistics of programming.

Manage and teach a group of up to 13 K-12 students independently.

Plan, prepare, and teach appropriate environmental education curricula.

Facilitate team building activities

Program facilitation includes ‘support staff’ duties such as teaching evening programs, campus cleaning, meal set-up and clean-up and on-call responsibilities.

Attend and help facilitate all staff meetings and trainings as assigned.

Prepare and lead trainings for all instructors.

Regularly drive a 15-passenger van with students in the mountain environment and in many weather conditions.

Summer Programs (Camp or Adventure)

Maintain quality programming by focusing on program development, delegation, implementation, training, and evaluation.

Coach, mentor, motivate, and inspire the counselors.

Assist in leading staff training at the beginning of the summer and throughout the summer as needed.

Attend and sometimes lead staff meetings and training as assigned.

Provide an electronics-aware experience for all campers and enforce an electronics-aware environment with counselors.

Gather and submit pictures and videos to reflect the experience children have during KSS programs.

Maintain organization of all KSS equipment.

Administer camper/student medications when necessary, perform health screens, and administer first aid.

Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies by engaging with incident prevention and response.

Help support feedback systems.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education



Proven ability to creatively develop science and education curricula and lesson plans.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends.
Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with students/campers with diverse backgrounds.
Ability to create an inclusive learning environment for students/campers with a wide range of learning abilities.
Growth oriented mindset and willingness to give and receive feedback.

About Keystone Science School

At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.

Located on Ute land in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School is a historic campus that serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. Check out KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!

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