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Posted:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Organization:

Web of Life Field (WOLF) School

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Location:

Livermore, CA

Details:

Web Of Life Field School at Camp Arroyo is hiring Naturalists the 2019-2020 school year to begin in mid-September.

Naturalists plan and teach curriculum based on WOLF School’s seven concepts, California State Content Standards and Frameworks, and Next Generation Science Standards for K-12th grade residential outdoor science school groups of 15–18 bay area students for 2–5 day programs. Our curriculum focuses on sustainability in the following lesson areas:
• Organic gardening
• Green architecture and renewable energy
• Native Ohlone culture
• Local ecology hike
• Freshwater Ecology
• Three-mile hike with an emphasis on personal accomplishment, watersheds, and geology
• Team building initiatives and the climbing wall
• In-depth elective classes designed by each naturalist
• Challenge course (high and low ropes elements) facilitation for weekend groups
Essential Job Duties:
As a naturalist, you will be responsible for the following each week:
• Teaching the above curriculum to the same group of 14-16 students for the week
• Developing experiential, inquiry-based lesson plans
• Facilitating community-building initiatives with groups
• Orienting participants to program areas, including dining hall and cabins
• Leading two to three meals in dining hall
• Working some evening programs (skit nights, night hike, or dance)
• Assisting with the prep, maintenance, and clean-up of program supplies and areas
• Participating in staff development

Qualifcations:
• Prefer at least 2 years of experience in environmental education programs, especially residential programs
• At least a four-year degree or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of the above curriculum areas or the passion and follow-through to learn more
• Experience working with a diversity of children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
• Ability to work flexible work hours
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Positive management skills with children
• Ability to walk approximately 5 miles per day
• Musical and acting abilities are a plus! (It is a camp setting, so be prepared to perform in front of large groups of kids!)
• Current First Aid and CPR certification, with AED training, with ability to pass TB test and background check
• Previous challenge/ropes course experience preferred
• Lifeguard certification, WFR/EMT certifications, and language skills are desirable
• Flexibility, a positive attitude and a sense of humor are absolutely required!

Compensation Information:

• $14/hr
• Free onsite housing
• Food during programming
• Stipend for development opportunities
• Opportunities to teach at other WOLF School sites

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