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20 Dec 2017

Other Outdoor Outdoor Science Instructor

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Posted by OMSI Anywhere

Job Description

Do you have a passion for teaching, the outdoors, and science? Join the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) team as an Outdoor Science Instructor and help inspire curiosity in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for children across the northwest. Depending on your site location, you’ll be surrounded by the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, or the Central Oregon Coast. Experience an up-close look at globally significant paleontology, and crystal-clear nights to see the stars, or access miles of beaches, tide pools and old growth forests. As an Outdoor Science Instructor, you’ll participate in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving innovation district into the fabric of Portland, that spreads opportunities across the Northwest.

What you’ll do:

• Teach concept-based, natural science curriculum, utilizing a mix of outdoor and classroom settings for students K-12, as well as adult learners.
• Prepare daily lesson plans, and maintain equipment and teaching supplies for the program.
• Lead summer programs onsite, traveling or both*. This includes driving a van or bus, teaching, dispensing medication, preparing meals, and campsite set up/breakdown.

* applies to seasonal positions only.

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 Bachelor’s Degree.
• Oregon Food Handlers Card (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense).
• Current CPR for professional rescuer.
• Current Lifeguard (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
• Current Wilderness First Responder (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
• Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License w/ air brake & passenger endorsements (training is available during non-working days at employee’s expense)*.
• Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, American Camp Association (ACA) background checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check* and pre-employment drug test for the CDL Driver’s Policy*.

* applies to seasonal positions only.

Compensation Package:

• Day rate between $63 – $75, depending on experience.
• Onsite living available, including shared staff quarters.
o Room and board provided during programming; room only during non-programming days.
• Competitive health benefits.
• Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay*!

*applies to seasonal positions only.

How to Apply

Want to join the OMSI team? Please visit to learn about the position and to apply! OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: #outdoor, instructor, and teaching.

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