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Nature Connection day camp instructors - Vilda

  • 14 Apr 2021 12:58 PM
    Message # 10313253

    Are you passionate about creating deeper connections between children and nature? Do you love being outside in nature and have experience leading groups of kids? Vilda is looking for highly skilled instructors to join our team. We have all outdoor, nature immersion programs in San Rafael, Petaluma, Novato, Fairfax, Point Reyes and the San Geronimo Valley.

    We are currently looking for instructors who can work 3-5 days a week in our summer season with small groups of children. We may also have availability in our ongoing school year programs.

    For more information on our programs, check out our program page -

    Instructors plan and lead nature connection education (often with the help of a program assistant) in groups of about 12 children or less, maintaining group safety, facilitating positive group dynamics, deepening children's knowledge and connection to the local environment through leading games. storytelling, exploration and the art of questioning, and teaching earth based skills.

    A positive, flexible and heart based outlook on life
    4 or more years of experience working with children in educational fields, 2 or more of those in nature education
    Knowledge of local plants and animals and a desire to be outdoors in any weather
    Total comfort in jumping in and teaching a group of 10-15 kids outdoors and great student management skills
    Responsible, enjoy working with a small team
    Current first aid and CPR (WFA or WFR preferred)
    Reliable transportation and ability to work at our San Rafael, Fairfax, Novato or Petaluma sites
    Safety requirements during COVID:

    *Ability to commit to only working with our groups of children, instructors are only allowed to work with one group of kids at a time according to the county at this time, you could have another non social job however

    *You must be fully following the current face covering and social distancing regulations set forth by the county in your personal life as well

    Some training in the Jon Young 8 Shields lineage, Tom Brown kids programs or other similar program
    Wilderness skills such as animal tracking, survival, foraging, fire by friction, navigation
    Craft skills such as basketry, felting, herbalism, carpentry
    Experience with kayaking and/or lifeguarding
    Currently based in the North Bay with intentions to stay in the area
    A clean exceptional driving record
    $20-29 per hour depending on experience.

    Possibility of training to become a director available for good candidates.

    visit fill out the online application.

    If you are not familiar with our work already, please take a look at our website programs and team section so you get an idea of who we are.


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