Lead Program Instructors will be team leaders and facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and overnight camp in the summer.
During the school year Lead Program Instructors are responsible for lesson planning, organizing curriculum, and instructing groups of up to 13 students. Schedule is typically 5 days per week and includes some nights, weekends, and offsite camping trips.
The job duties of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
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 on their own
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
The salary range for this position is $800 per week and $880 per week for fluent Spanish speakers. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, and performance.
KSS provides a comprehensive benefits plan including employer sponsored medical and dental benefits, employer paid life insurance and disability benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays and employees may participate in the 401k retirement plan. Benefit eligibility varies depending on your employment status and the number of hours you are regularly scheduled to work.
Experience in a professional leadership role
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
Proven ability to creatively develop science and education curricula and lesson plans
Ability to be creative, adaptable, and flexible while managing children in a vari
Able to work a majority of the time outside at high altitude in varying conditions including uneven and slick terrain and unpredictable weather and situations.
Physically able to assist participants with recreation equipment during activities.
Able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. with assistance.
Dexterity, auditory and visual acuity to operate computers and phones or mobile devices.
Auditory and visual acuity to interact with guests, students, clients on a daily basis.
Able to success
Ability to communicate verbally and teach in Spanish
Wilderness First Responder Certification
Experience in overnight camping trips
Bachelor’s or higher degree in a related field such recreation, education, or a subject in the human services field
Proficiency with Google Drive and ability to learn new software systems quickly
Previous employment experience at Keystone Science School
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.