Organization Description: The Glacier Institute, a private non-profit organization, serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem with Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest at its center. Emphasizing field-based learning experiences, the Institute provides an objective and science based understanding of the area’s ecology and its interaction with people. Through this non-advocacy approach to outdoor education, participants can be better prepared to make informed and constructive decisions, which impact this and other ecosystems.
Big Creek Outdoor Education Center Teacher/Naturalists:
Teacher/Naturalists work with school groups and youth camps to empower students of all ages through place and science- based education and meaningful outdoor experiences. Teacher/Naturalists are responsible for teaching varied science curriculum, leading students on hikes and backpacking trips, monitoring students during mealtimes and bunk-times and providing safe and supportive environments to facilitate learning. Teacher/Naturalists will also rotate cooking, cleaning and bunk shifts when necessary.
March 29 - June 1
March 29 - October 13
- At least two years of undergraduate education in the natural sciences or related field.
- Excellent physical condition relative to hiking and variable weather conditions.
- Previous experience with marketing and outreach work is preferable.
- Current and valid driver's license with an excellent driving record to be insurable under The Glacier Institute's automobile insurance policy.
- Self-motivated, able to work efficiently with little supervision and committed to high quality work.
- Those with a working knowledge of the northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem will receive first consideration if other criteria have been satisfactorily met.
- Applicants with strong graphic design, photo/video, and web design skills will be given preference.
- Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications. Wilderness First Responder certification is preferred.
- At least one year of experience in working with people of ALL ages and in a variety of circumstances.
- One year experience teaching outdoor education programs. Demonstrate skills in developing and implementing outdoor education learning concept.
-Note: No animals are allowed at our field sites.