Position begins June 2020
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 2020. Portland, Oregon. We welcome applicants from all areas and regions (everywhere).
Teacher and mentor to a class of kids in our full-time Forest School. Hiring for Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School and High School.
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.
Compensation depending on qualifications (i.e. WFR, CDL). Excellent 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.
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.