Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Experiential Educator-Maine
Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center: University of Maine Systems
Location: Bryant Pond, Maine
Live in Maine and join a team of energetic outdoor professionals looking to share their love of the outdoors and sciences to people of all ages and backgrounds. We are looking for dedicated educators who truly enjoy passing on the treasures of the natural world and the importance of community in our human existence.
Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Job Details
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is seeking qualified, high-energy individuals to work in our Lakeside Classroom. The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning. Our campus is nestled on the shores of Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond, Maine with 160 acres of forest and mountain trails leading to remote campsites, streams, ponds, wetlands, and a mountain summit.
Candidates will be considered for any combination of the three seasons; spring, summer or fall. A seven-month Field Teacher would work during the summer at Bryant Pond as a counselor in the summer camp program leading ecology, survival, arts, hunter safety or adventure programming. In the spring and fall, a seven-month Field Teacher would support the Lakeside Classroom residential school program. This program focuses on teaching environmental education and teambuilding to students, kindergarten through college. We reach over 3,000 school children in our year-round Lakeside Classroom programs in 2015. We also work with over 900 youth in our open enrollment summer camp. The seven-month positions run mid April-early November, with limited opportunity for winter extensions in afterschool and expeditionary roles.
The primary responsibility of Field Teachers is to provide students with high quality programming in ecology, teambuilding, challenge course, climbing wall, and outdoor skills. Group management and group building skills are an important part of this position, and make up to 70% of what we do.