Fall Program Instructors work from August through September/October and facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and overnight camp and adventure programs in the summer.
During the school year the Seasonal Program Instructor is responsible for teaching the wide variety of curricula options offered by KSS. Seasonal Program Instructors will lead groups of up to 13 students in outdoor education programs including environmental science and community building curriculum. Program Instructors are responsible for lesson planning and organizing curriculum for each program. They are also responsible for the facilitation of meals, evening programs, and the completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and teach a group of up to 13 K-12 students on their own
Plan, prepare, and teach grade appropriate environmental education curricula
Facilitate team building, leadership, and social emotional learning activities
Program facilitation includes support staff duties such as teaching evening programs, campus cleaning, meal set-up and clean-up and on-call responsibilities
Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies in all activities
Attend and help facilitate all staff meetings and trainings as assigned
Facilitate and provide support for a wide variety of KSS programs and activities
Drive a 15-passenger van and successfully complete Van Driver Training
Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by KSS
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's or Associate's degree
Minimum of 6 months of experience teaching students in an outdoor or classroom setting
Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications minimum
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) required for Summer Adventure programs
Age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, excellent driving record, and a valid driver's license
Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check
Ability to communicate verbally and teach in Spanish
Wilderness First Responder Certification
Bachelors or higher degree in a related field such recreation, education, or a subject in the human services field
Proficiency with Google Drive and CampSite camp management software
Previous employment experience at Keystone Science School
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 in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus 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. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!