Residential Outdoor Education Teacher/Naturalist

Echo Hill Outdoor School

About the organization

Echo Hill Outdoor School (EHOS), located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, has successfully provided over forty-five years of residential and recreational learning experiences. Programs are designed to introduce and acclimate participants to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high element challenge course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. Echo Hill Outdoor School’s mission is to provide students with positive experiences in the outdoors that are exciting, interesting, and fun. Through our programs, students learn more about the wonders of nature, the value of history, and the diversity of individual qualities.

Duties

At EHOS you would teach a variety of classes from all of our curriculum areas. You would also supervise and counsel all aspects of participant residential life during their stay at the school including overnights in platform tents or dormitories, table-heading at family style meals, and supervision during recreational time and other activities.

Starting salary for Teacher/Naturalist is $250-$270 per week. Individuals with demonstrated current certification in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, or Valid State Teacher Certification will be considered at a slightly higher starting range.

EHOS owned co-housing and board are provided for this residential teaching position.
Ten-twelve month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings, specialized positions available, and satisfactory job performance. A staff excess sickness and accident medical plan is available.

Qualifications

EHOS is seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity, commitment and a passion for the outdoors. Experience working with and relating to children and people of all ages is extremely beneficial. A background in Education, Recreation, Environmental or Outdoor Education, Challenge Course facilitation, Psychology, Natural Sciences, Marine Biology, Liberal Arts or related fields is desired.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications are welcome year round. Primary starting dates are in March and late August.

To Apply: If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please send cover letter, resume, two written reference letters and three telephone reference contacts to:

Betsy Zelter McCown
[email protected]
Echo Hill Outdoor School
13655 Bloomingneck Road
Worton Maryland 21678
(410) 348-5880

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