Vida Verde Instructor Position with Camp Caretaker Work School Year 2021-2022
Compensation ● 1 st Year regular pay is $16/hour (38-45 hours/week, approx. $640/week). ● Housing provided, in a large private bedroom in a three-bedroom house. (Closet, storage space, washer/dryer, shared living room/kitchen/bathrooms.) Access to community hot tub, trail, creek. Secluded rural setting. ● $200 monthly contribution towards group Health, Dental & Vision insurance. ● Full-time staff at Vida Verde are eligible for retirement benefits (Vida Verde matches up to 5% of your salary) after nine months of employment. Vida Verde’s contributions are applied retroactively upon completion of nine months of work, and are vested over a five-year period. ● Pro Deals (deep discounts on products from: Smartwool, Patagonia, Chaco, and others. ● Paid Instructor and Caretaker Training (6-7 days)
Resources and financial support available.) ● Appreciation and comfort leading and teaching students in the outdoors in all types of weather ● Ability and willingness to work flexible hours (evenings and some weekends) ● Comfort and composure when dealing with adversity and conflict. ● Willingness to participate in community-building exercises and strive for positive and open communication in regards to living in a shared/communal environment, and working with a small and close-knit team. ● Current First Aid/CPR certification ● Adaptable ● Organized ● Desire to engage in personal and org-wide JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and anti-racism work. Bonus Qualifications ● Bilingual (Spanish and English) ● Handy ● Experience with virtual teaching and/or basic video production/editing ● Comfortable playing guitar or other instrument during songs/campfire
Application Procedure/Timeline Send a video of yourself teaching young people*, letter of interest, resume, and three references. Send by email only to all three of the following. Alex Roth, Laura Sears and Paula Alves. Alex@Vveducation.org, Laura@Vveducation.org, Paula@Vveducation.org
Priority will be given to applications received by March 1st.
*A teaching video is usually a requirement for a complete application to Vida Verde. If you are not currently working with young people, or if there are restrictions on recording where you are teaching, it is requested that you take creative measure to create some kind of teaching video.
More information about our organization and traditional overnight program can be found on our website: www.Vveducation.org
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