Forest School Teacher - Full-Time, Year-Round (Bushcraft & Academic)

Job Description

Position begins June 2019

Forest School Teacher

Join the Trackers Forest School and work with your own class outdoors and in nature 5 days-a-week (Sept to June). We seek mentors and teachers who see the wilderness as a teacher. This position is full-time, year-round, and goes beyond simply a job—it connects you to a community.


When & Where
Full-time, Year-Round. Apply to start June 2019. Portland, Oregon. We welcome applicants from all areas and regions (everywhere).
Open Positions
Teacher and mentor to a class of kids in our full-time Forest School. Hiring for Lower Grades (Grade K, 1 or 2) and Upper Grades (Grade 6, 7, 8 or 9). Positions are open for these grades.
Experience & Skills
Individuals interested in and qualified for a full-time teaching position. Experience in education and long-term mentoring essential. Forest craft, primitive skills, and outdoor skills greatly preferred.
$34,000 - $38,000 yearly depending on experience. Medical benefits package.

About Trackers Forest School

We are a school of community and nature. Students learn with each other and their mentors. The forest is our classroom. Kids go outside every day. School becomes an adventure, blending academics with hands-on learning. Our curriculum centers around observation and participation with nature.
We prepare students to live in both the human world and the more-than-human one. They become lifelong practitioners of Forest Craft with a deep affinity for natural history, outdoor and primitive skills, folk art, and animal tracking.

School Structure

Our programs deftly balance structure and unstructured learning. We design curriculum thoughtfully to deliver on our promises to parents and students. Academics are woven through everything we do. Your work brings mathematics, literacy, social studies, science, the arts and history into the forest, using a project-based, experiential methodology.
Job Availability: 

To begin June 2018

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
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Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
3 - 5 years
Job Starting Date: 
June 2019

Job Details

Job Details: 
Environmental Education Program/Center
Experiential Education
Outdoor Education Center
Outdoor Skills School
Private School
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