Outdoor Education Instructor

Company: The Outdoor School

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description


Now hiring SPRING season instrucors for February 6th-May 19th 2023

At The Outdoor School (TOS) students are able to experience their natural environment in a fun and educational setting. We offer a variety of programming for visiting schools to choose from, typically working with 5th – 7th-grade students.

Instructors teach from a pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum including Teambuilding, Reptiles, Water Quality, Kayaking, High Ropes Courses, Archery, Outdoor Survival, Art in Nature, and many more! Compensation includes housing, meals during the program, and up to $375/wk for new instructors.

There are also several opportunities for professional growth at TOS! Instructors participate in a 3-week training period that provides challenge course training, teambuilding facilitation skills, Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification, Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (optional), and the foundation for great friendships! 

Pay: $375/week for new instructors with opportunities for additional weekend work at $14-15 per hour. 

Room and Board: Room and most board is provided. Compensation includes on-site housing at our camp in Marble Falls Texas and meals when program is running (about 85% of the time).

Dates: This is a seasonal position, and exact dates vary year to year. Generally the fall season runs from mid-August through mid-November and the spring season runs from early-February through late-May.

Location: The Outdoor School is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with direct waterfront access to Lake LBJ, and just 60 miles away from awesome food and live music in Austin.

Here’s what our Fall 2022 staff said was the best part of working at The Outdoor School:

  • “I love seeing kids learn that they can do hard things and that they are supported. I also love watching them get excited about learning something new.”

  • “I met amazing people and grew so much as a person. I felt extremely safe here mentally and emotionally. I knew no matter what I had to say, it’d be heard. I felt extremely connected to the environment and wanted, seen, and appreciated. I loved the lake, the access to use everything in free time and being able to hang with all the animals!”

  • “I loved that I got paid to look at stars and sing camp songs. It was so fun to watch kids make friends and I loved living in such a beautiful place. I loved it when I worked belaying or campfire with friends. I also really appreciate that I was able to learn so many new things and get out of my comfort zone.”

  • “The people, the support, the positivity! I always felt supported and nurtured while I was here 🙂 I couldn’t ask for a better work community!”

  • “The classes and the care taken in the lesson plans are really cool and well done. They really help prepare us to teach the class and understand it ourselves as well”

  • “Telescopes, fishing, impacting children, witnessing the sunrise and sunset everyday, opportunities for growth, learning new things.”

  • “Making a lasting difference in people’s lives”

  • “The community, love, and inclusiveness of the camp as a whole and the staff.  “

  • “REPTILES! OUTDOOR SKILLS! Kids getting to play outside all day :)”

  • “The community, the opportunities provided through the diverse skill set, the AMAZING time outside, the leadership staff, the customizable approach to your experience here by what classes you teach & what team you’re on”

  • “People I’ve met and the opportunity to gain new skills. I never would have been able to be ropes trained and become a lifeguard anywhere else because people believed in me and gave me the chance and time to learn.”

  • “Getting to grow closer with the people around me, getting to learn about them, make memories with them and getting to share parts of myself with them and make what I consider to be true friends. I very much enjoyed it. Oh also being outside and experiencing nature, it’s been lovely. “

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link below. You should hear back from our hiring team within 2 business days, if you have any further questions you can contact Personnel Director Amy Koch ng [email protected] Please do not hesitate to ask any questions before, during, and after your application - our goal is to ensure you are as informed as possible throughout our hiring process!
Posted on: December 19, 2022
Job Type: Seasonal
Job Starting Date:
February 6, 2023
Application Closing Date:
February 24, 2024
Job Salary Range:
375.00 to 375.00