Trackers Earth Guide

Job Description

Join Us at Trackers Earth

Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors, make connections, and have too much fun? Love a great story and adventure, and have a penchant for entertaining? Value empathy, a culture of inclusion, communication, and personal growth? Want to make an irreplaceable impact with your colleagues and kids -- seizing an opportunity to motivate a lifetime of being outdoors?

If the answers to those questions are a resounding YES, then whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, the Trackers Earth community is the place for you!

If the below role description, responsibilities and requirements seems like a fit, then we’d love to hear from you!

About Trackers Earth

For over fifteen years, tens of thousands of families have Tracked experiences outdoors with our year-round Guides -- in seasonal camp events, through outdoor sport, mentor and apprenticeship programs, and during after-school and school-day adventures.

Our mission is to inspire kids and families outdoors, creating stories and memories -- new friendships, wonder, and possibilities -- within ourselves, between each other, and with the world around us.

About the Part-Time Guide / Educator Role - Summer

The Part-Time Guide is a part-time educator that serves as a peer leader and program educator in Trackers Programs. Part Time Educators are the active cornerstone of teaching, program logistics, curriculum, and camp experience.

Non-Exempt, hourly, average of 5 to 16 hours a week, occasionally additional days

Our team environment can be demanding, requiring intense dedication and caretaking for program safety and standards. Our programs are dynamic--including format, location, and ages of participants; we are seeking team members who will not just assimilate but thrive in variable environments while delivering fun and inclusive outdoor experiences for kids and families. 

Responsibilities (What you’ll do):

  • Provide fun, engaging, and safe experiences for program participants and co-workers

  • Teach and team coordinate Trackers Earth curriculum and program experiences 

  • Ensure group activities for each age group are developmentally appropriate and engaging.

  • Be a mentor, and remember what it’s like to be a kid. Create fun!

  • Work with Guild Directors and team members to implement and innovate on skills and experience curriculum developed by Trackers Earth.

  • A high level of communication effectiveness across: families, kids, and adults in group and individual settings. 

  • Report to team leaders on a daily and weekly basis 

  • Liaise with operations, talent, and HR teams daily and weekly

  • Evaluate the performance of and provide feedback and reporting to team members with the goal of making programs better and more impactful.

  • Through Trackers Earth training, learning, and development, become familiar with company mission and values, and be additive to our team experience.  Must like a little edge and creativity !

  • Recognize, mitigate, and respond to hazards to ensure a healthy and safe program for all staff and participants.

  • Fulfill assigned duties in an emergency situation.

  • Communicate health and safety information clearly and effectively to the Guild Director, Office Camp staff, other Team Coordinators, Teachers, Educators, Assistants, and other staff. 

  • Maintain and safeguard confidential information. 

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Must have worked with kids and submit to a background check 

  • Must love connecting kids and families to the outdoors while creating safe and fun experiences 

  • 1+ year experience in outdoor education (or demonstrable equivalent), or 2+ years experience in formal education (or demonstrable equivalent)

  • Must reside in area / city of program delivery

  • Demonstrable experience in leading a team

  • Must be physically able to lead students in hikes of up to 10 miles in a day.

  • Must have visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability to: recognize and respond verbally to health and safety concerns and appropriately mitigate and respond (ie handle!) improper behavior.

  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

  • Work environment includes open flames, toxic or caustic chemicals, and all season outdoor weather conditions.

  • Noise level is very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test) to loud (examples: blacksmithing workshop, large earth-moving equipment).

  • This position occasionally requires overnight camping in traditional and Better Than LNT shelters or possibly a tent during programming.

  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting, 30% Standing, 20% Walking, 35% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 - 80 lbs

  • CPR/First Aid certified (or ability to complete before position begins) 

  • Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector certified (or ability to complete before position begins)

  • Food handlers certified (or ability to complete before position begins)

  • State fishing license (if working with programs that fish)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Trackers Summer Programs and experience with Trackers Year-Round Programs and skills relevant to the Team assigned. 

  • Peer / team leader (demonstrable experience managing teams)  

Benefits and Compensation

Seasonal - Summer 

Non-Exempt, hourly, average of 36-40 hours a week

Compensation: $18 per hour + bonus add-ons (Added compensation for CDL and other certifications and licenses) (cap of $20.00 per year)

We support the advancement, growth, and accessibility of outdoor education with enthusiasm, creativity and compassion.

We are committed to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for our campers and staff. We are committed to working with organizations, communities and individuals for the advancement, growth, and increased accessibility of outdoor education.


To Apply

Fill out the application on our site!

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Job Experience: 
Not Specified

Job Details

Job Details: 
Outdoor Skills School

Other Trainings From This Company

There are no other current Trainings from this Company.

Search for more Trainings