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AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.

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Outdoor preschool teacher - Vilda in Marin County

  • November 18, 2023 6:39 AM
    Message # 13281122
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you passionate about creating deeper connections between children and nature? Do you love being outside in nature and have experience leading groups of pre-school to kindergarten age kids? Vilda is looking for highly skilled early childhood educators to join our team. We have all outdoor, nature immersion programs in Fairfax, San Rafael, Novato, and Petaluma.

    We are currently looking for instructors who can work 30-40 hours/week during the school year and 40 hours per week during the summer season. We may have some part time instructor positions available as well.

    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 11 children or less, maintaining group safety, facilitating positive group dynamics, deepening children's knowledge and connection to the local environment through games, exploration, nature themed crafts, stories and songs, and free play.

    A positive, flexible and heart based outlook on life
    3 or more years of experience working with young children in educational fields, 1 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 10-12 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
    Excellent communication skills and ability to respond to emails within a week and texts within 24 hours during the work week
    Some training in the Jon Young 8 Shields lineage, Tom Brown kids programs or other similar program
    Training in Early Childhood education and/or Waldorf eduction
    Craft skills such as basketry, felting, herbalism
    Currently based in the North Bay with intentions to stay in the area
    $27-35 per hour depending on experience.

    benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation and paid holidays, free monthly wilderness skills training


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

    Click below to 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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