Instructor/Nature Mentor – Soaring Eagle Nature School – Vancouver, BC

Part-time Instructor for monthly and weekly programs. Work days are during the week. If additional work is desired there are possibilities for subbing and ongoing work at Summer Camp and beyond.
Development and implementation of age-specific nature-connected programming for youth age 6-12
Passion and knowledge about some of the following: survival skills, wildlife tracking and animal ID, edible and medicinal plants, navigation, forest ecology, knife safety skills, etc. Being an expert on these topics already is great, but you can also study while you work and grow your knowledge.
Running programs rain or shine

The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the following:
Desire to use your gifts to help guide people into a closer connection with the natural world
Naturalist skills, earth-based living skills/ancestral skills and a desire to keep learning these
Experience working with children and youth aged 6-12
Excellent group facilitation skills
Understanding and practice of effective, clear and compassionate communication skills
Comfort in handling student and family affairs in a competent, open and professional way
Creative and crafty with a love of making cool things with your hands out of natural materials
Exercise a healthy sense of humour

Minimum 2 years experience in nature-based mentoring with children
Standard First Aid & CPR C (will be required by date of hire)
Clear Criminal Record Check (will be required by date of hire)
Bonus points! The following are preferred but are not required. Please send in your application even if these don’t apply to you:
Degree in education or environmental degree
Child Development Expertise
Access to a vehicle
Wilderness First Aid
Graduate of the Immersion Program at the Wilderness Awareness School, Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness (RDNA) Program, or similar programs
This position is a range of 16-30 hours per week. Hours will fluctuate based on availability and experience.
Training is September 6-8. The ideal candidate can shadow a week of summer camp in August as a paid training week.
Work days are 8:00am/9:00am – 4:00pm

Starting wage $23 – $25 /hr based on experience and availability.
+ 4% Vacation Pay
1 week paid training or equivalent based on previous experience
Training & professional development sessions throughout the year
Health & Dental benefits through Pacific Blue Cross ( 50% of Monthly premium covered) for staff working in year-long programs who work a minimum 20 hours/week
Discount for educational workshops and outdoor gear for long term staff
Paid bi-weekly

To Apply:
Please send your resume, contact info for 3 professional references, and a letter of interest.
Email to:
Applications are due right away. The review of applications will be ongoing until the positions are filled.