Overview

In Field Education, we use the wild lands of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest as our classrooms. The AmeriCorps Mentor is a full-time, year-round, benefited position. This position will be a member of the Field Education team based out of the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools. The AmeriCorps Mentor will split time between supporting logistical operations of the TSS AmeriCorps Program, mentoring AmeriCorps members, and field teaching. This position will provide both high-quality feedback to support the development of AmeriCorps members as educators, and customized field science and environmental education programming for youth, adult and family residential and non-residential programs. The AmeriCorps Mentor brings a depth of experience in science content and/or teaching pedagogy and models transformative place-based education and professionalism for the entire Field Education team. The AmeriCorps Mentor serves as a mentor to other instructors and as a liaison between instructors and faculty members.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

At least 1.5 years of experience teaching hands-on, inquiry-based field science or environmental science, ideally in a residential, outdoor setting.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in science, education or related field.
Valid Wilderness First Responder certification.
Valid Driver's License.
Minimum of 21 years of age.
Successful applicants must pass a criminal history background check and driving record review prior to start date.

Required Skills:

Experience serving as an AmeriCorps member or exposure to an AmeriCorps program preferred.
Experience mentoring field instructors and providing feedback on instruction and lesson plans.
Experience managing risk and traveling and teaching in the outdoors in variable weather conditions.
Experience teaching science and natural history in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and/or the willingness to commit to self-directed study in order to be prepared for instruction.
Experience co-teaching and lesson planning

Preferred Skills:

Experience serving as an AmeriCorps member or exposure to an AmeriCorps program preferred.

About Teton Science Schools

Teton Science Schools is a non-profit organization based in Jackson, WY. For over fifty years, Teton Science Schools have connected learners of all ages to their backyards, America’s national parks and the world by inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education.

Application Instructions

Please apply through the TSS site: https://www.tetonscience.org/about/careers/