Summer Coyote Camp Lead and Assistant Teachers

Job Description

June 11 - August 24, 2018 (Off the week of July 2, no Camp)

  • Part Time 8:30am-2:30pm M-F

Parks Plus Creation Coyote Camps are all about discovery and following the interests of the children; we draw from Reggio Emilia philosophy and Forest Kindergarten approach. Each day we provide open-ended materials to further our play, such as digging tools, magnifying glasses, drawing, painting and sculpting materials, books, songs, games and more! Though, the primary focus of Coyote Camp is to play and explore nature. Each day is a new adventure and provides opportunity to build new relationships and make new discoveries together.

Position Description

The Assistant Teacher and Lead Teacher work side by side to develop and execute outdoor curriculum with preschool-age children. All teachers are expected to support children 3-6 years old in daily activities. This includes facilitating play, managing children's safety, singing, hiking, art projects, outdoor explorations and getting dirty!

Lead Teacher positions are based on prior experience and leadership skills.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Teacher & Lead Teacher

Critical features of this job are described below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation.


  • Attend work on time and as scheduled. Dependability, attendance, punctuality, and a commitment to do the job right are essential at all times.

  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

  • Follow, and establish with each group, safety guidelines and procedures to support understanding of boundaries and personal limitations.

  • Lead and support group hikes, manage safety of children and environment.

  • Follow the program’s philosophy on positive discipline and conflict resolution skills.

  • Support children’s social-emotional skills through emergent curriculum approach.

  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, such as games, open-ended art projects, music, storytelling, and hiking adventures.

  • Support children's innate creativity by asking thoughtful questions, and allowing opportunity to explore and wonder.

  • Assist in bathroom needs of children when necessary.

  • Help instill beginning of stewardship of the environment by modeling taking care of our parks.

  • Read books to entire camp group (10-12 children) or to small groups.

  • Prepare materials and outdoor classrooms for activities.

  • Help facilitate meal and snack times in accordance with nutritional guidelines and procedure.

  • Assimilate arriving children to the outdoor environment by greeting them, helping place their backpack on our picnic blanket/tarp and selecting activities of interest to them. Supporting separation from child’s grown-up.

Position Requirements

  • Enjoy spending time outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Comfortable sitting on the ground and getting dirty

  • A nurturing, fun, loving, energetic and creative attitude is essential

  • 6 units in child development/ECE classes and/or experience working with 2-6 year old children

  • Strong decision making ability

  • Great attention to detail

  • Flexible, cooperative, attentive and kind

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with children and adults

  • CPR & First Aid Certification

  • Live Scan, background check clearance


Competitive. DOE. Benefits include: paid sick/personal days, and to be part of a movement connecting children to nature with the opportunity to grow with our unique preschool program!

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resumé to: [email protected]

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Presidio National Park, San Francisco
Job Starting Date: 
June 11, 2018

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