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23 May 2017

Environment Outdoor Science Instructor

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center – Posted by kryan Gates, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is seeking dynamic Instructors for our 2017
programming season. Opal Creek is a magnificent 35,000 acre ancient forest on the western slopes of the Cascade Range in Oregon. This spectacular area achieved federal protection from logging after a very long and nationwide struggle. In this setting our Instructors are responsible for carrying out all Opal Creek programs; generally split between environmental education and hospitality

Tasks include:
environmental science education, leading backcountry camping trips, cabin
rental hospitality, and engaging the public.

Instructors are responsible for teaching old growth forest ecology and cultural history curriculum to all educational groups including elementary, middle, and
high school classes, and university programs; youth, adult, and family workshops;volunteer and other private events. Throughout the season Instructors are responsible for hosting cabin renters; including driving gear shuttles,
moving renters’ luggage, cleaning cabins, and hospitality. In the summer
months Instructors lead youth in weeklong backcountry camping expeditions in and around the Opal Creek Wilderness.

We have a small staff and everyone is required to help in all aspects of running a remote residential facility with a diversity of programs.
We run our programs from the old mining town of Jawbone Flats, an off grid community three miles inside of the Opal Creek wilderness Area. This is a
residential position and staff will live at Jawbone Flats in housing provided by the
organization.

Minimum qualification
BS/BA,preferably in natural sciences or education, previous teaching experience,
experience working in a camp setting, and backcountry camping experience. The
selected candidates will have the personal qualities necessary for working with
in a small non-profit organization, including the ability to succeed in a dynamic and demanding environment. A Wilderness First Responder certification is required by the time of employment.

Compensation:
$80/day, plus housing, utilities and partial board. For a full job description, please visit:
http://www.opalcreek.org/about/jobs/

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a Resume and Letter of Interest to Megan Selvig, Program Director, at mselvig@opalcreek.org. Applications accepted until June 1st, 2017

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment.

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