Outdoor Science Instructor

Hiring Organization: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Newport, OR
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

What you’ll do:

Outdoor Science Instructors are responsible for teaching concept-based, natural science curriculum, utilizing a mix of outdoor and classroom settings to students (K-12) and adults. The outdoor learning experience is like none other; this is an opportunity to be a part of a team that makes a tangible difference in the local and global community. You’ll be among some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and passionate outdoor professionals in the field. You’ll teach a variety of classes during spring and fall outdoor school as well as run themed summer science and adventure camps. This position generally requires employees to live on site, and room and board are provided. Due to the seasonal nature of the position, instructors average 10-12 hours per day, and are exempt from overtime wage regulations. The job is usually Monday–Friday, with occasional weekends throughout the program season.

What you’ll need:

 Experience working with youth in an educational setting.
 Working knowledge of the concepts in natural history and ecology.
 Combination of experience and education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Oregon Food Handler Card, or ability to obtain (training available during non-work days at employee’s expense).
 Current Adult/Child CPR/AED.
 Wilderness First Responder certification, or ability to obtain (training available during non-work days at employee’s expense).
 Only full-season instructors at Camp Gray and Hancock Field Station: Valid driver license, with the ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (training available during non-work days at employee’s expense)
 Ability to work as part of a high-functioning team both during working and non-working hours.
 Ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships in a residential work environment.
 Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, Motor Vehicle Records checks, drug tests, and American Camp Association (ACA) background checks.

Compensation Package:

 Room and Board
 Competitive health benefits
 Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay! (Full Season employees only)
 Oregon Sick time (Spring Season employees only)