Overview

Check us out at wayaoutdoorschool.com We are a Native woman led non profit that focuses on outdoor adventure, science education and Indigenous knowledge. We want passionate outdoor folks who will harness the energy of the outdoors and bring life to our campers.

Overview:

Camp Wa-Ya is hiring Lead Instructors to work summer 2022 (June 19th through September 2nd). Our lead instructors teach lessons centered around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum, in combination with indigenous practices and arts, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship and provide an environment that fosters a sense of wonder for Wa-Ya campers. As a Lead Instructor, you will be responsible for leading a group of campers during 10, five-day sessions. You will be partnered with an Assistant Instructor, with additional support provided by Wa-Ya Leadership Interns and our Tribal Fellow, to teach lessons, run activities, and organize games for your group of up to 14 campers.

The Lead Instructor role is an elevated responsibility position requiring experience in childcare and for those applicants capable of developing curriculum and creating and teaching lessons that achieve Wa-Ya’s learning objectives related to basic mathematics, engineering, and how to use simple technologies (i.g. microscopes, compasses, etc.), specifically in how they relate to natural resource sciences. Environmental Education topics for instruction include marine science and coastal studies, forest ecology, geology, creek and wetland study including salmon science, and wilderness survival. The Lead Instructor will help campers gain an understanding of, and confidence in outdoor and creative wellness pursuits such as hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, yoga, and art projects. Additionally, the Lead Instructor is responsible for ensuring the routine integration of tribal culture lessons and activities, with the assistance of Wa-Ya’s Tribal Fellow.

All Wa-Ya staff engage in a culturally integrated environment, where Wa-Ya’s values of respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion are practiced. Logistical direction provided by engaged Board members. Camp is limited to 14 children between the ages of 6-13 years old, with a 7:1 student: teacher ratio.

Schedule:

In-person 4-day staff training begins June 19, 2022, and camp begins June 28, 2022. All camps run Monday through Friday and end September 2, 2022. All shifts run approximately 8 hours, although additional time may occur for curriculum prep, cleanup, or to provide normal and routine child care needs.

Compensation:

$720 per week ($18.00 per hour equivalent)

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Please see FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION at https://wayaoutdoorschool.com/2022-openings

Required Skills:

First Aid/CPR certified, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder preferred.
Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to pass a background check.
Experience participating or teaching adventure related activities including, but not limited to kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and outdoor survival.
Available to work 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday and attend orientation.

Preferred Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in developing and delivering environmental science and/or outdoor curriculum to kids.
Familiarity with local flora and fauna; and STEAM activities.
Currently enrolled in or a graduate of a relevant college natural resource or related degree program.

About Waya Outdoor Institute

Check us out at wayaoutdoorschool.com We are a Native woman led non profit that focuses on outdoor adventure, science education and Indigenous knowledge. We want passionate outdoor folks who will harness the energy of the outdoors and bring life to our campers.

It is part of our mission at Wa-Ya to make outdoor education accessible to every child. We offer scholarship programs and sliding scale tuition adjustment to help make camp more affordable.

Application Instructions

Submit the following required materials for consideration to [email protected] gmail.com: Resume Cover Letter 3 References Application Deadline: APPLY ASAP (No later than April 15, 2022)