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Position: Forest School Teacher
Organization: Wild Path Forest School
Location: Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario

Position: Forest School Teacher

Wild Path Forest School is a small forest school program located on a beautiful 100-acre organic farm near Neustadt, ON. We are seeking a mentor for our Friday school year program, beginning in January. We are looking for a mentor who is enthusiastic, flexible, and self-motivated and who is willing to commit to ongoing learning.

We are dedicated to fostering deep connection between children and the natural world through play and exploration in forests, fields, and gardens. It is our mission to help children develop confidence, resilience and a sense of wonder, ultimately empowering children to become stewards of the natural environment.

Your role:

  • co-plan and facilitate dynamic programming for students aged 4-9
  • support children in their exploration and extend their learning by providing resources and encouraging inquiry
  • model care and respect for the natural world
  • ensure the safety of children while engaged in forest play, in proximity to standing water, streams, and farm equipment
  • complete paperwork and administrative support
  • attend educator meetings and forest school related events

The ideal candidate will:

  • be excited to connect and learn with (and from!) some amazing children
  • have knowledge of some of the following: forest ecology, survival skills, campfire cooking, wildlife tracking, edible and medicinal plants, navigation, bird language
  • be willing to learn and improve upon outdoor skills
  • be comfortable working outside with enthusiasm in all weather conditions
  • musical skills are a plus!

Preferred qualifications:

  • Forest School Practitioner, Ontario Certified Teacher, ECE, or a background in education or environmental science
  • experience in nature-based mentoring with children
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C required by date of hire
  • Vulnerable Sector Check required by date of hire
  • If you do not have these qualifications but you feel that you can bring your individual strengths to our program, please apply!

Start date:

January 7, 2021 (dependent upon Covid-19 public health measures)

Our Winter/Spring Session runs on Fridays from January-June (8 hours/week)

Compensation: $20.00/hour

To apply:

Please send your resume and a letter of interest by email to Katrina at:

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Thank you for your interest!


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 22 2021    ID: 62231