Position: Outdoor Program Instructor
Position Available: August 14 – October 10, 2014
Posted: June 13, 2014
Applications due: Accepted until all positions are filled
Chewonki Foundation is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. We offer semester school for high school juniors, summer camps for boys and girls, co-ed wilderness expeditions for teens and adults, programs for independent and public school groups, and travelling natural history programs. Visit our web site at www.chewonki.org
Outdoor Classroom for Schools
Chewonki's Outdoor Classroom program is a unique model where instructors work with residential school programs leading groups of students on base-camping trips and facilitating lessons in ecology, natural history, sustainability, organic farming, team building and outdoor living. During these programs instructors live with their students and school chaperone in small groups camping at shore-side campsites on Chewonki Neck, sleeping in tents, cooking over open fires, and teaching other hard skills. Personal growth, appreciation for the natural world and building community are the three core values that support Chewonki’s mission. Each Outdoor Classroom program strives to achieve each of these core values. The majority of programming takes place on Chewonki's 400-acre peninsula, which is surrounded by tidal estuaries. The land is mostly wooded, and also contains fields, two fresh water ponds, a working organic farm, an extensive salt marsh, a hiking trail system and ten established shore side campsites with tent platforms. In addition to the base camping programs, the OC program also offers wilderness trips and day programs for schools. The Outdoor Program Instructor position spans two seasons, late March through early June and late August through late October. Outdoor Program Instructors may choose to apply for work with Chewonki summer programs.
Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.
Please see position description below
Passionate about working with students and other educators
Experienced in teaching ecology, natural history, sustainability, team building and outdoor living.
Adaptive, Communicative, Accountable, Solution focused
Candidates must pass a background check and have driving record approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier.
Salary and Other Details
Salary is $455.00 per week ($985.83 semi-monthly) from which a deduction of $195.00 ($422.50 semimonthly) is made to contribute to the cost of room and board.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and supplemental application (found on job page of Chewonki.org) to the address below or email (single file electronic submission preferred). Human Resources
Chewonki Foundation, Inc
485 Chewonki Neck Road
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
Outdoor Program Instructor is a 2-season position spanning late March through early June then late August through late October. Instructors work with residential school programs leading groups of students on base-camping trips and facilitating lessons in ecology, natural history, sustainability, organic farming, outdoor living, team building, and watercraft skills (salt water canoeing and sea kayaking). Instructors live with their students and school chaperone in small camping groups at shore-side campsites on Chewonki Neck, sleeping in tents, cooking over open fires, and teaching camping skills. Personal growth, appreciation for the natural world and building community are the three core values that support Chewonki’s mission. Each Outdoor Classroom program strives to achieve each of these core values.
Carry out Chewonki’s Mission through the following: