Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is a non-profit organization based in Bozeman, MT,
that inspires curiosity, awareness, and understanding of nature and science through quality
educational experiences. Established in 1994, MOSS facilitates outdoor experiences in
schoolyards and camps for over 7,000 students throughout Montana.
The Summer Programs Instructor is responsible for implementing, evaluating, and maintaining
safe, quality, and engaging educational programs – core to our mission. This position requires
flexibility, creativity, and a commitment to the organization. Because of the diversity of students
we serve (and staff we collaborate with), instructors should have the skills to address implicit
bias and be culturally responsive in all interactions. We also encourage instructors to take an
active role in improving our programs. Working in collaboration with a dedicated staff,
committed board, and community partners, instructors are the cornerstone of our operations!
During the summer, MOSS leads 5-7 camps each week for students going into kindergarten
through 9th grade. Our camps cover a variety of science topics – geology, hydrology, ecology,
engineering, etc. – and all of them are place-based and take place almost entirely outdoors.
Summer Program Instructors work with a co-instructor to instruct one of these camps each week.
-Strong science and/or teaching background - either academic or practical experience.
-Must be 23 years of age with a valid driver’s license and fewer than two moving violations in the past three years
-Valid CPR and First-Aid certification (online certification not accepted) - if you have additional medical certification above and beyond what is required, please let us know some specific MOSS programs require a Wilderness First Responder certification.
-Ability to pass a background check.
About Montana Outdoor Science School
Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) inspires curiosity, awareness, and understanding of nature and science through quality educational experiences. We engage people through exploration and learning, and prepare students to care for the environment.
MOSS envisions a future where Montanans have a strong connection with nature, understand and value the natural sciences, and are inspired to care for this extraordinary place we call home.
In the spirit of healing, we would like to acknowledge that our ability to engage with the environment hinges on the stewardship of Indigenous people across the landscapes we explore. As educators on these lands, it is our responsibility to work to understand this history and help our students as well. We would like to acknowledge the land our feet rest on as belonging to and being used today by peoples including the Apsaalooké (Crow), Salish Kootenai (Flathead), Cheyenne and many more.