SUMMARY: MOSS Residential Summer Program Instructors will develop curriculum, instruct, evaluate efficacy, and coordinate logistics for Summer Residential Programs.
● Compensation: $18.00/hr, ~40hrs per week
● Employment Dates June 5- August 11th, 2023
● On-campus housing options: Available for free
● Meal Plan options: Available throughout the summer when Residential Programs in session
● Supervisor: MOSS K12 Programs Coordinator

ABOUT MOSS: Our K12 Programs use the outdoor environment as an integrative context for learning. We encourage a hands-on approach to scientific thinking highlighting the relationships between biological, physical, and social systems. Programs focus on building community skills, fostering a sense of place, and developing scientific literacy. Students practice science through hands-on exploration and experimentation, student-directed inquiries, and the opportunity to apply these skills and knowledge to real problems and situations.
Visit https://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/mccall-field-campus/programs-and-services/moss to learn more about MOSS Programs.

80% Assist in delivering MOSS Residential and Outreach Programs by:
● Designing and facilitating student-centered, inclusive, and equitable outdoor science programs and lessons for
elementary, middle, and high school students
● Designing and facilitating field experiences that focus on building community skills, a sense of place, and science
literacy through exploration and various modes of discussion, rather than sharing “facts” about the environment
● Facilitating one-day to week-long field experiences for students using techniques that present multiple perspectives
and ways of knowing, are culturally relevant, and are differentiated according to student needs
● Managing physical and emotional risk for K12 students in an unregulated outdoor environment
● Delivering pre-planned 90-minute Evening Programs to large groups of 20-80 students as needed
20% Contribute to Team effort by:
● Participating in planning meetings and debriefs with a willingness to learn from mistakes, address conflicts, and
improve instruction.
● Participating in Community Care tasks such as tidying classroom spaces for other instructors to use and caring for
program equipment.
● Assisting with other programming needs (e.g., maintenance of program equipment, facilities, or food service help) as
● Variety of tasks as assigned

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education


● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, training, or experience in environmental science, education, or relevant field
● At least one year of relevant experience facilitating outdoor science or similar programming for K12 students with a focus on exploration and discussion as ways to make meaning from observations.
● Demonstrated commitment to fostering equitable and inclusive communities in facilitation of student groups and in the workplace.

Required Skills:

Minimum qualifications continued:
● Willingness to promote a learning facilitation and work environment while also attending to the needs of students and other McCall Field Campus guests
● Willingness to contribute to MOSS Community through participating in shared community chores.
● Willingness to carry out oral and written instructions of direct supervisor.
● Current Wilderness First Aid or ability to obtain certification prior to starting work.
● Ability to follow MOSS risk management

Preferred Skills:

Minimum qualifications continued:
● Ability to pass a federal background check and adhere to UI Protecting Minors best practices.
● Must be able to move on packed dirt and paved trails up to 7 miles per day and 100 ft of elevation gain.
● Must be able to carry 20lbs of equipment up to 7 miles per day

About University of Idaho -McCall Outdoor Science School

The mission of the McCall Outdoor Science School is to transform individuals and communities through innovative research and educational experiences. We envision vibrant, diverse and inclusive communities, empowered to ask difficult questions and transform ways of thinking, to collaboratively and compassionately sustain the social and ecological systems that provide for us. Our faculty, staff and students value creativity, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, integrity, collaboration and reflection. To this end, we educate, lead, discover, create and communicate.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Submit a resume, brief letter of interest, and contact information for 3 professional references to Beth Kochevar, MOSS K12 Program Development Coordinator at [email protected]