Position: Outdoor Education Teacher (Junior School) – Full-time
Starting date: August 19, 2024
Salary: $72,969 to $118,916

St. George’s School is seeking a passionate and engaging educator for an exciting position coordinating outdoor and environmental programming for Junior School students. The primary responsibility of this role is to lead Kindergarten through Grade 7 students, teachers and part-time instructors in activities conducted in local outdoor and overnight camp settings. This position involves collaborating with the Outdoor Education department and integrating outdoor education within the whole school community. The role involves working in frontcountry and overnight camp settings with the possibility of some time supporting backcountry trips. We seek an educator who can incorporate real world connections and problem solving into their teaching and learning practices while sharing their passion for the outdoors and the environment.

The successful candidate will be compensated according to their experience, with a full benefit package as well as professional development support. If the successful candidate is a teacher qualified in BC, they will join the teaching salary grid. While generally aligned with the teaching schedule for the year, this position requires some work days at the end of August annually.

Responsibilities will include:
– Development of curriculum for Junior School outdoor experiences that effectively incorporates each grade’s learning outcomes and indigenous perspectives.
– Working with the Head of Department and other staff to develop and deliver outdoor education programs in accordance with the school’s outdoor curriculum (whole school).
– Leading day trips and overnight camp programs that focus on community building and skill development.
– Understanding and practicing standards and protocols for all programs to ensure that best-practices and risk management concerns are adequately addressed.
– Collaborating with homeroom teachers on the program, progress and achievement of the students before and after each trip or activity.
– Assisting with the management, repair and ongoing replacement of an extensive collection of outdoor equipment.
– Attending and participating in staff training and professional development activities.
– Proactively creating and contributing to a school culture that is optimistic, solution-focused, and dynamic.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor


Demonstrated interest in outdoor education programs and experience working with youth aged 6 – 13 in both overnight and day camp settings (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and snowshoeing).
BC teaching certificate (or ability to obtain).
80+ hour wilderness first aid course.
Class 4 license or equivalent (or ability to obtain one).
Industry qualifications in outdoor skill areas applicable to the trips being offered: canoeing, kayaking, avalanche safety, hiking, skiing.

Required Skills:

Experienced in bringing a diversity of voices and worldviews to classroom material and learning experiences.
Exceptional organizational and problem-solving abilities.
Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written forms.
Key competencies and EQ in self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social expertness, initiative and accountability.
A high level of computer literacy.

Preferred Skills:

Experience in digital photography, publishing or video production.

About St. George's School

St. George’s School is a world-class boys’ university preparatory school offering a day program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 and a boarding program for Grade 8 to 12. With a total enrollment of 1150, of which 100 are boarding students from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George’s School has achieved national and international prominence in many academic, artistic, and athletic competitions. The School enjoys the reputation as one of the preeminent schools in Canada. Here are some of its unique characteristics:

We are Canada’s World School For Boys: There is compelling research evidence to suggest boys and girls learn differently. We are a school that focuses on the specific needs of boys while ensuring that each of our students has a global mindset.

We are Committed to Authentic Learning: Using approaches like Harkness and project-based-learning, our students are consistently shown how to apply learning in real life, problem-solving contexts.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]