Overview

Organization: Mesa County Valley School District 51
Position Title: Outdoor Wilderness Lab Instructor
Application Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Salary: $177 daily plus room and board

Job Overview
Join our dynamic, dedicated team at Outdoor Wilderness Lab! Work with 6th graders during overnight sessions to foster social-emotional development and experiential science learning in organic outdoor classrooms in the beautiful Unaweep Canyon/ Gateway Area.
Dates of Employment
March 1st – May 16th, 2022
Responsibilities
-Implement best instructional practices to teach science lessons covering a range of topics in outdoor classrooms
-Supervise students around campus, during meals, and overnight in tent cabins
-Assist in the onboarding process for visiting teachers and high school counselors
-Ensure the safety and physical/emotional well-being of students
-Collaborate with coworkers to develop and assess lesson plans
-Assist with various facilities projects

Why you should apply
-Contribute to a worthwhile cause and valuable mission
-Foster personal growth and an appreciation of the outdoors in local youth
-Jumpstart your career in outdoor education
-Visit our website https://www.outdoorwildernesslab.org/ to learn more about the program!

How to Apply

Apply directly through the Mesa County Valley School District 51 website (www.applitrack.com/d51schools/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=OWL%20Instructor) or visit the Outdoor Wilderness Lab website (https://www.outdoorwildernesslab.org/) to learn more about our program. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Weckenbrock, Lead Teacher at [email protected] or Mark Allen, Principal at [email protected]

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Qualifications
-Ability to live on site when students are in attendance for overnight sessions-
-Desire to work closely with 6th graders
-Ability to maintain a positive attitude and high energy level
-Willingness to live and work outdoors

About Outdoor Wilderness Lab- Mesa County Valley Schools

OWL was created in 2012 when a group of teachers from Bookcliff Middle School and officers from Colorado Parks and Wildlife took thirty-three 6th graders on an unforgettable outdoor learning experience. By 2018, OWL was serving 150 students in a single week and the time had come to begin looking for a permanent home. In order to continue growing the amount of students it could serve, it needed both a facility and a staff that could operate year-round. In 2019 when the opportunity arose to move to the D51 Gateway School, it became clear that OWL had finally found its home.
In the fall of 2019, construction began at the Gateway School, bringing OWL to life. Staff were hired and programming was developed that focused on the unique natural environment of OWL's new home. In the spring of 2019, OWL hosted its first students.
OWL continues to operate today and is proud to call beautiful Gateway, CO home.

Application Instructions

Apply directly through the Mesa County Valley School District 51 website (www.applitrack.com/d51schools/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=OWL%20Instructor) or visit the Outdoor Wilderness Lab website (https://www.outdoorwildernesslab.org/) to learn more about our program. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Weckenbrock, Lead Teacher at [email protected] or Mark Allen, Principal at [email protected]