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Frog Creek Adventure School is an outdoor education organization dedicated to fostering a deep and lasting connection with nature. In our outdoor programs, children and families develop first-hand experiences with nature. Through these experiences, it is our hope that our community begins to understand the interconnection between all living beings and the reciprocal relationship that humans have with the natural world. Frog Creek Adventure School hopes to cultivate a concern for the natural world and create a community of lifelong environmental stewards.


Should be available from July 2021 through the end of August 2021 and October 2021- June 2022. There are scheduled breaks throughout the year. We are off for September, 3 weeks for winter holiday, 2 weeks for spring break, and 2 weeks in June. Our goal is to find someone who is interested in long term employment and can grow with Frog Creek Adventure School.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide groups of children in weekly nature connection and play
  • Plan and offer enriching activities such as wilderness skills, cooking, plant identification, journaling, animal tracking, storytelling, games, and crafts.
  • Facilitate group process, play, and conflict resolution.
  • Communicate and problem solve with fellow staff, children, and family members via email, phone, or in person communication.

Requirements:

  •  High level of emotional maturity with a friendly, nurturing, and playful demeanor.
  •  Enjoys children, play, people, and nature.
  • Ability to swim in ocean, rivers, and creeks.
  • Comfortable being outdoors in all weather, and comfortable getting wet/muddy/dirty, sitting on the ground, inspecting bugs and dead animals.
  • Willingness to work with tools and fire with children.
  • Ability to hike up to 5 miles.
  • Experience working with children.
  •  Willingness to participate in training relevant to Forest School, and read relevant books.
  • Willingness to increase knowledge of naturalist and ancestral skills.
  • Willingness to learn about oral storytelling and provide stories for the children from diverse cultures.
  • Physical ability to bend, squat, run, and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Willingness to complete CPR and first aid.
  •  Willingness to mentor parents, students, and volunteers.
  •  Fingerprint and livescan, valid driver’s license, working cell phone, and reliable vehicle.
  •  Learn terrain and lead hikes.


Ideal Candidate:

  •  All items in requirements.
  • Experience working with children 4 to 13 years old.
  • Training and knowledge about child development.
  • Knowledge of Nonviolent Communication.
  •  Knowledge of local flora and fauna.
  •  Confident leader and communicator.
  • Comfortable singing and dancing.
  •  Experience working outdoors with children.
  • Familiarity with coyote mentoring, place based education, Jon Young, 8 Shields Institute, and child led learning.
  •  Knowledge of forest school philosophy 

Frog Creek Adventure School is an outdoor education organization dedicated to fostering a deep and lasting connection with nature. In our outdoor programs, children and families develop first-hand experiences with nature. Through…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 7, 2021

Salary

$18 to $25 an hour

Benefits

Open Position:

  • Summer position: Monday and Wednesday camps July and August 10am to 2:30 pm. Paid for planning, early arrival, check-out meeting, and parent communication (lead mentor). Availability for every 2 week mentor meeting.
  •  Fall - Spring position: 2 to 4 days per week, classes 10am to 2:30pm. Paid for planning, early arrival, check-out meeting, and parent communication (lead mentor). Availability for every 2 week mentor meeting.
  •  Additional time for training within and outside the organization. 

Open Position:

  • Summer position: Monday and Wednesday camps July and August 10am to 2:30 pm. Paid for planning, early arrival, check-out meeting, and parent communication (lead mentor…

Location

On-site
Torrance, CA, USA

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